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philanthropy

Pronunciation: /fəˈlænθrəpi; fɪˈlænθrəpi/

Translation of philanthropy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -pies)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (charitableness) filantropía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The greater generosity of Conservatives reflects the value they place on individual philanthropy above publicly-funded welfare services.
    • 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.
    • He has betrayed those who, out of genuine philanthropy, donated money to his campaigns.
    1.2 countable/numerable (cause) (American English/inglés norteamericano) obra (feminine) benéfica
    Example sentences
    • Local philanthropies, chiefly the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Lenfest Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation, pledged to help raise $150 million to guarantee the Barnes's future.
    • Flexner became secretary of the new Rockefeller Foundation's General Education Board, which heavily funded Johns Hopkins and a few other medical schools and led other philanthropies to follow suit.
    • In May 2000, the Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the nation's largest philanthropies, launched the Pew Oceans Commission, co-chaired by New Jersey Gov.

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