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philanthropic

adjective
 
 
/ˌfɪlənˈθrɒpɪk/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
giving money to help people who are poor or sick, or to pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for society: He is known for his philanthropic work for children in Africa. philanthropic organizations/projects/ventures
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