Philanthropist – a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes
She filled the hand thrust out by the harpist (philanthropist) with money. She wanted to promote his welfare with a generous donation.
Examples of philanthropist in a sentence
The charity had been saved by an anonymous philanthropist.
The crown awarded the philanthropist a knighthood in response to all of the good they had done.
My family couldn't afford to pay for my sister to go to university, but a local philanthropist stepped in and paid her fees.