Patron

usgb/ˈpeɪtrən/Volume
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Cultural SupportPlay
Used for someone who upholds the arts or charitable causes through financial help or influence. SlideThanks to the patron, the exhibition was a success.
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Honorific TitlePlay
Often a term of respect, implying the person's generosity or contribution is well-recognized. SlideShe was named patron of the new art gallery.
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Not Always FiscalPlay
Support can be in forms other than money, such as advice or presence at events. SlideHis role as a patron involved advising young artists.