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[ fɪlˈanθɹəpˌɪst], [ fɪlˈanθɹəpˌɪst], [ f_ɪ_l_ˈa_n_θ_ɹ_ə_p_ˌɪ_s_t]

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Philanthropy is the practice of giving to charities or other social institutions with the intention of helping people in need. The word "philanthropist" derives from the Greek word philanthrqpos, meaning love of humanity or sympathy. The term was first introduced in 1799 by George Washington Carver. Carver was a scientist and agriculturalist who developed over 350 different ways to use the African peanut. He is also credited with the discovery of the use of peanut oil in the production of cosmetics.

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