Definition Of philanthropy

noun

the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.

The greater generosity of Conservatives reflects the value they place on individual philanthropy above publicly-funded welfare services.

Example Of philanthropy

  • a philanthropy was incorporated to help oldsters obtain benefits like pension rights

  • A law that promotes the activities of corporate philanthropy would certainly help - but these are medium or long-term solutions.

  • A municipal donation sets a good example of philanthropy at work, but a poor one of financial responsibility concerning taxpayers' money.

  • Another implication of prioritising private philanthropy over state welfare is to suggest that if you're rich, you * should * help those on the other end of the scale.

  • At these ceremonies, her generosity and philanthropy towards students with special needs was recognised with an honorary degree.


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