Philanthropy Sage Encyclopedia Entry

Patricia Snell Herzog. 2018. “Philanthropy.” In Marc H. Bornstein, Martha E. Arterberry, Karen L. Fingerman, and Jennifer E. Lansford (eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. SAGE.Philanthropy is a practice of donating to foundations or nonprofit organizations for the purposes of bettering the collective good. Because philanthropic gifts often come in the form of monetary donations and are typically given to support charitable causes, philanthropy can be thought of as synonym

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