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Philanthropist

A wealthy individual who gives money to charity or other programs designed to help others. The term is most applicable when the individual starts his/her own organization to promote pet programs. For example, Bill Gates established the Gates Foundation to perform a variety of philanthropic activities such as agricultural development and the establishment of libraries.
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Honeythunder walked in the middle of the road, shouldering the natives out of his way, and loudly developing a scheme he had, for making a raid on all the unemployed persons in the United Kingdom, laying them every one by the heels in jail, and forcing them, on pain of prompt extermination, to become philanthropists.
And this was usually said in the unanimously- carried resolution under hand and seal, to the effect: 'That this assembled Body of Professing Philanthropists views, with indignant scorn and contempt, not unmixed with utter detestation and loathing abhorrence'--in short, the baseness of all those who do not belong to it, and pledges itself to make as many obnoxious statements as possible about them, without being at all particular as to facts.
Instructions were then despatched to the Philanthropist for the departure and arrival, in good time for dinner, of Mr.
The philanthropist deranged the symmetry of the table, sat himself in the way of the waiting, blocked up the thoroughfare, and drove Mr.
For example," said the Great Philanthropist, watching the teardrops pattering in the dust, "these early rains are of incalculable advantage to the farmer.
NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From July 22-25, 2015, Nexus Global Youth Summit is proud to host 500+ leading millennial philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs from across the world at the United Nations to learn, discuss, and collaborate in accelerating solutions to global problems.
Holding such charity projects abroad in cooperation with Zakat House and Kuwaiti philanthropists undoubtedly highlights Kuwait's humanitarian role in various areas around the world, it added.
This was an initiative of Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, who had provided a platform to philanthropists to come forward and gave helping had to the unprivileged people.
INDIA's ultra high net worth ( UNHW) philanthropists have been ranked second globally after the United States in terms of total amount given out as donations during the 2004- 2013 period, according to the latest Wealth X report.
Maybe the REAL philanthropists weren't attractive enough, connected enough or wearing the right designer clothes to be mixing with all those flashy people.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management today publishes the second edition of its Individual Philanthropy Index, which measures and reflects the commitment of philanthropists in four regions Europe, Asia, the Middle East and for the first time, the United States.
Founder and chief executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have been ranked not just as America's top charity donor in 2013,but also the youngest according to philanthropists to top the list, according to The