The great majority of names in the long list of worthies of the commonwealth-writers, statesmen, orators, artists, philanthropists, reformers and scholars, are intimately connected with Boston.
Wilberforce, Charles Grant, John Thornton and his son Henry, were among the philanthropists who contributed to his funds; in 1798 the Sunday School Society (established 1785) extended its operations to Wales, making him its agent, and Sunday Schools grew rapidly in number and favour.
He had joined his efforts to those of Francis Place, of Westminster, and other philanthropists, to relieve and improve the condition of the working classes, labouring especially to establish schools for them on the Lancasterian system, and promoting the formation of savings banks.
The work of private philanthropists and philanthropical bodies among the poor of East London, Southwark and Bermondsey, and elsewhere, falls to be noticed at this point.
The town has received much benefit from philanthropists, Sir Joseph Verdin providing a technical school, and Sir John Brunner a guildhall and other buildings.
He came into collision with philanthropists, and was supposed to approve of despotism for its own sake.
Caleb Strong (1745-1819), a member of the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787, and governor of Massachusetts in1800-1807and 1812-1816; Joseph Hawley (1723-1788), one of the most prominent patriots of western Massachusetts; Timothy Dwight; Arthur (1786-1865), Benjamin, and Lewis (1788-1873) Tappan, prominent philanthropists and anti-slavery men; and William D.
Let the officers be wholly unselfish philanthropists, and they shall be equally impotent.
This was donated by 12 American philanthropists - including John S. Kennedy and Samuel F.B. Morse.
The event honored international philanthropists and it was the first time the ceremony has been held outside the United States.
John Rennie The Victorian philanthropists came to their calling by a number of routes.
In BusinessWeek's most recent annual ranking of the most generous philanthropists, seven of the top 30 made their money in technology.
Many local philanthropists tried to tackle the poverty problem by donating money or giving away land for the poor.
I have no doubt that these recent months of turmoil in the markets will have a salutary effect upon the venture philanthropists.
Maharaja Lachhmeswar Singh Bahadur, who succeeded to the raj in 1860 and died in 1898, was distinguished for his public services, and especially as one of the most munificent of living philanthropists.
The evangelical movement had produced philanthropists like Wilberforce and Granville Sharp, and the Eclectic Society, a group of clergy and laymen who fell to discussing the new missionary movements.
There are several Spanish hospitals in Manila, in two of which the city's indigent sick are cared for at its expense; in connexion with another a reform school is maintained; and there are a general hospital, built by the government, a government hospital for contagious diseases, a government hospital for government employees, a government hospital for lepers, an army hospital, a free dispensary and hospital supported by American philanthropists, St Paul's hospital (Roman Catholic), University hospital (Protestant Episcopal), and the Mary Johnson hospital (Methodist Episcopal).
The last were not England's best men and women; only, perhaps, her best philanthropists.
She has been recognized as one of America's Top 50 Most Generous Philanthropists by Business Week magazine, and it is reported she has given as much as $303 million over the years.
For over 90 years children who have sent letters to Santa have gotten their presents from good-hearted philanthropists.
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