Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One, such as a person or an organization, that raises funds.
  • n. A social function, such as a dinner, held for raising funds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An event undertaken to get money for a particular activity, such as equipment for extracurricular sports programs, or to defray laboratory costs (salaries) for research of a cure for a particular disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who solicits financial contributions
  • n. a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money

Etymologies

fund +‎ raiser (Wiktionary)

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