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Synonyms for benefactress

a person who gives to a charity or cause

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a woman benefactor

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As "the discourse of domesticity" became "progressively less able to provide a framework for either individual feminine identity or social reform," the "disabled beneficiaries" of "benevolent materialism" "become progressively more prominent and more degraded" and their benefactresses "more idealized and disembodied" as we move from Stowe (in Uncle Tom's Cabin) to Davis (in Life in the Iron Mills) to Phelps (in The Silent Partner).
Women benefactresses as widows or virgins freed themselves from the city's claims on them to reproduce and became instead models of generosity in the life of the Church.