1 a contribution of money or assistance
2 an act intending or showing kindness and good will [syn: benevolence]
A benefactor is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group or organization, often gifting a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to help a cause. Benefactors are humanitarian leaders and charitable patrons providing assistance in many forms, such as an alumnus from a university giving back to a college or an individual providing assistance to others. The word benefactor comes from Latin bene (good) and factor (maker).
benefaction in Serbian: Бенефактор
act of grace, act of kindness, alms, beneficence, benefit, benevolence, benignity, blessing, boon, charity, contribution, courtesy, favor, good deed, good offices, good turn, grace, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, manna, mercy, mitzvah, obligation, offering, office, service, turn