benefactor


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a person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution, for example

a person who gives to a charity or cause

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My father thought that this action had been miraculously performed -- he believed that a benefactor had arisen from the grave to save us.
It was some months, however, before I resolved upon this; and, therefore, as I had rewarded the old captain fully, and to his satisfaction, who had been my former benefactor, so I began to think of the poor widow, whose husband had been my first benefactor, and she, while it was in her power, my faithful steward and instructor.
The 46-year-old said: "There is only a week to go so what we are hoping for is a wealthy benefactor.
A GROUP of aeronautical enthusiasts who spent pounds 8m restoring a Cold War jet plane are hoping a benefactor will come forward to allow it to fly at the Southport Airshow.
The anonymous benefactor, a council worker, paid the bill in full after reading in the Sunday Mail how brave Stephanie, 18, was struggling to pay it off at pounds 5 a week.
A BENEFACTOR will today pledge 50 million US dollars (pounds 36 million) in matched funding to boost donations to Oxford University during the global downturn.
The former Newcastle United manager, pictured left, said the bank had been a "great benefactor to many people".
Now that he has a new benefactor in Cuban, Jackson was asked what he thought before Wednesday's game.
Nagel a Holocaust survivor and benefactor of Yeshiva University: Rose Yavarkovsky, a member of the executive council and a founding board member of the Atlantic Beach chapter of YU's Women's Organization (YUWO); and Kathryn O.
Then James O'Bair, the family's young benefactor, arrives and causes even more turmoil.
Marley's Boast by Marv Gold is a "sequel" to the famous work by Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol", and is set on Christmas Eve 1860, some seventeen years after Scrooge underwent his transformation from miser to benefactor because of his experiences with the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.
Mark Cuban, billionaire businessman and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, is "The Benefactor," and he's giving away a million dollars to the one contestant who proves to him that she or he deserves it most.
Celtic Warriors supporters have made a cheeky contribution in the quest to replace chief executive and benefactor Leighton Samuel.
Nevertheless, Charles was in good humour as he congratulated the Royal Academy's prime benefactor, John Madejski, whose pounds 3 million donation enabled the restoration of gallery space.
This year's gala is dedicated to the late Caroline Newhouse, a longtime benefactor of CTFD.