benefactor benefactor  /ˈbɛ nə ˌfæk tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

Usage(s):

  • The Academy was breathing its last when suddenly they found a benefactor in Mr Shravan who made a big donation.

News

  1. YouTube plea for $2,800 sent woman to Drew, proud mom dies just before graduation

    Benefactor paid $2,800 Judea Hill needed to return to school
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  2. Unconventional Consumer Confidence Benefactors

    Unconventional Consumer Confidence Benefactors        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Martha Ingram on Nashville Symphony: 'I wish them every success'

    Martha R. Ingram, the leading benefactor for the Nashville Symphony, has issued a statement of support for the current management's efforts to resolve the nonprofit's financial woes.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Tennessean

Quotes

  1. Fiszman said: "We don't believe in the benefactor model. It is not a question of a one-time infusion of cash to buy a player. You actually then have salaries that are connected to the players. What if they don't work out? Do you go and buy another...
    on May 26, 2008 By: Danny Fiszman Source: Independent

  2. "I have witnessed the zeal of Rev. Sun Myung Moon for the realization of the Kingdom for God," Milingo wrote. "His concern for the welfare of the whole world makes him not only a world benefactor, but more importantly a person whose vision,...
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo Source: Forbes

  3. "I don't think I could have imagined the impact that Tiger Woods has had on the game of golf," said defending Masters champion Phil Mickelson. "But I sure am a huge benefactor of it and sure am appreciative of it. The type of dollars we're...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: Florida Times-Union

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