An example of philanthropy is giving money to charity and volunteering.
An example of philanthropy is donating canned goods to a food bank to help needy families in your community or donating toys to the Toys for Tots toy drive to provide Christmas presents to needy children.
An example of philanthropy is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation giving $1,158,280,084 to various causes in 2002, supporting efforts to enhance global health and improve the quality of education for children around the world.
An example of philanthropy is Warren Buffett contributing $31 billion of his own personal fortune to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Rockefeller philanthropies.
Other Word Forms
Origin of philanthropy
- Late Latin philanthrōpia from Greek from philanthrōpos humane, benevolent phil-, philo- philo- anthrōpos man, mankind
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The word comes from Late Latin philanthropia, from Ancient Greek. The prefix phil- comes from Ancient Greek φίλος (philos, “friend"), from the verb φίλω (philo, “I like, I love"). -anthropy comes from the noun ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man; human").
- From phil- +"Ž -anthropy.