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What is the name for a person that receives donations?

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posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 11:24 PM

is this even a word? I will look.

posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 11:36 PM
a reply to: Naturallywired

How about you dont overthink this.

You letter would go something like this

"Dear sir,
I enclose a donation of $ x towards your organization."

I mean seriously would you start a letter with

"Dear Donee? "

posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 11:42 PM
a reply to: c2oden

Some of the best manipulators of the English language post right here, on this website.

Thats a great comment...that we've all been guilty of. We don't always pause and reflect and choose our word's carefully depending in what forum we're in or how passionate we are about a topic

posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 12:32 AM

originally posted by: Naturallywired
I figured in a reasonable fashion that this subject might be be a good fit for this topic category. If not mods move.

I been paying forward a lot in life lately (really hope others do as well). So I got thinking about along with my help been thinking about a letter along with the donations. So again I ask "what is the name for a person that receives donations?"

I even looked it up on line. I came up with "Donee" And "Don-lee" and just recipient, receiver? I just want to make sure what the true pronunciation would be before I Draw up and print letters.

Thanks ATS for what you can come up with.

Here is a link to a odd discussion on the matter. Seems the mention it being a "Rare" word which I find odd. maybe I am on to something here?

Boring link

You are sharing your blessings, with others. That is beautiful!
You are blessing them, and they are now blessed.

(No religious connotation necessary.)

posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 12:47 AM
Hi Naturallywired: Why would anyone spend very much time on a word for recipient? If you have a point, perhaps being more direct would be more palatable. Yes, I said "palatable," and I know what that word means, just like I think you know the word for someone receiving donations.

If you resent those who receive donations, then just say so. You know, everyone needs a helping hand occasionally. Should we feel bad about that? Should we be branded by some word, devised, to identify those of us who need help?
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posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 02:24 AM
obviously, a taker

posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 08:15 AM
Beggar or Con artist

posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 10:40 AM
a reply to: Metallicus

yes indeed... that is the proper term...

donee (dəʊˈniː)
1. (Law) a person who receives a gift
2. (Law) a person to whom a power of appointment is given

but more in line with real life... someone who is gifted with favors/money/clothing, etc. is a "Recipient"

If the Recipient got a Million Dollars (like an old TV Show in the 50's)... then that guy would be A Lucky Stiff

gifter=giftee ?
largesse=large-ass ?
hand-out grubber ?
free-bee whor ?

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