A fundraiser is a person who seeks out donations to a cause, campaign, charity, or some other venture. If you're a museum fundraiser, your job is to raise money to benefit the museum.

A fundraiser is a volunteer or a paid employee whose job involves soliciting potential donors — people who might be convinced to give money to a charity or organization. A fundraiser, in fact, might organize a fundraiser, a party that encourages financial support for a cause. Your ticket to a hospital fundraiser, for example, might cost $100, with most of that money going directly to the hospital's charity.

Definitions of fundraiser

n someone who solicits financial contributions

Type of:
canvasser, solicitor
a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes

n a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money

Type of:
affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion
a vaguely specified social event

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.