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philanthropist

noun [C]
 
 
/fɪˈlænθrəpɪst/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
someone who gives money to help people who are poor or sick, or to pay for things such as museums or schools that are good for society: She is a philanthropist who has supported many charities for over twenty years.
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