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box supper a social and fund-raising occasion at which the participants bid for donated box lunches.
charity a non-profit institution, organization, or fund concerned with aiding needy persons or promoting a cause. [1/5 definitions]
community chest a fund made up of private contributions collected for distribution to local charitable, welfare, and service organizations.
contribute to give individually or with others to a common fund or collective effort. [2/5 definitions]
contributor one that contributes individually or with others to a common fund or collective effort. [1/3 definitions]
corpus the principal or capital of a fund, investment, or the like, as distinguished from the income or interest. [1/4 definitions]
donor one who gives, contributes, or donates something such as money to an organization, fund, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
endowment the act of providing with a permanent fund or source of income, or the money so provided. [1/2 definitions]
Federal Insurance Contributions Act a federal tax law requiring employers to withhold a certain amount from employees' paychecks or wages for deposit in governmental accounts that fund Social Security. (abbr.: FICA)
FICA acronym of "Federal Insurance Contributions Act," a federal tax law requiring employers to withhold a certain amount from employees' paychecks or wages for deposit in governmental accounts that fund Social Security.
IMF abbreviation of "International Monetary Fund," an agency of the United Nations that promotes the stabilization of the world's currencies and maintains a monetary pool from which member nations can draw.
kermis any similar event, usu. held for charitable or fund-raising purposes. [1/2 definitions]
money-market fund a mutual fund whose investments are of a short-term nature and consist of commercial paper or treasury bills, usu. giving a fairly high interest rate.
mutual fund a fund managed by an investment company that raises money from shareholders and invests it in stocks, bonds, options, and the like.
overfund combined form of fund.
refund2 to fund afresh. [1/2 definitions]
sinking fund a fund set aside to pay off the long-term debt of a state or corporation.
slush fund money raised for an undesignated purpose, as by office employees for miscellaneous expenses, or a fund that is used for illicit purposes, such as bribery. [1/2 definitions]
Superfund (sometimes l.c.) a U.S. government fund reserved for the cleanup or eradication of dangerous toxic waste dumps.
tontine an annuity or life insurance plan in which subscribers contribute to and share equally in a common fund, with all benefits going to the last survivor or those surviving past a specified time. [1/2 definitions]
UNICEF abbreviation of "United Nations Children's Fund" (formerly, "United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund").