List of centenarians (activists, non-profit leaders and philanthropists)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as activists, non-profit leaders, and philanthropists – therefore known for reasons other than just their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
Encarnacion Alzona 1895–2001 105 Filipino suffragette, historian and author[1]
Albert Jean Amateau 1889–1996 106 Turkish rabbi, businessman, lawyer and social activist[2]
Melchora Aquino 1812–1919 107 Filipino revolutionary[3]
Brooke Astor 1902–2007 105 American socialite and philanthropist[4]
George Barasch 1910–2013 102 American labor union leader[5]
Manuel G. Batshaw 1915–2016 101 Canadian social worker[6]
William Sperry Beinecke 1914–2018 103 American philanthropist[7]
Grace Lee Boggs 1915–2015 100 American author and social activist[8]
Hetty Bower 1905–2013 108 British political activist[9]
Amelia Boynton Robinson 1911–2015 104 American civil rights activist[10]
Catherine Bramwell-Booth 1883–1987 104 British Salvation Army officer[11]
Elza Brandeisz 1907–2018 110 Hungarian humanitarian, Righteous Among the Nations[12]
Catherine Caradja 1893–1993 100 Romanian aristocrat and philanthropist[13]
Fannie Cobb Carter 1872–1973 100 American integration activist[14]
María Teresa Castillo 1908–2012 103 Venezuelan activist and journalist[15]
Naseem Mirza Changezi 1910–2018 108 Indian independence activist[16]
Guy Charmot 1914–2019 104 French military doctor and resistance member during World War II[17]
Mary T. Clark 1913–2014 100 American academic and civil rights advocate[18]
Leonora Cohen 1873–1978 105 British suffragette[19]
Annie Lee Cooper 1910–2010 100 African-American civil rights activist[20]
John Craighead 1916–2016 100 American conservationist[21]
Sir Naim Dangoor 1914–2015 101 Iraqi-born British philanthropist[22]
Kathryn Wasserman Davis 1907–2013 106 American philanthropist[23]
Dobri Dobrev 1914–2018 103 Bulgarian ascetic and philanthropist[24][25]
Bill DuBois Sr. 1916–2017 100 American farmer and philanthropist[26]
Muriel Duckworth 1908–2009 100 Canadian pacifist, feminist and social activist[27]
Charles Duguid 1884–1986 102 Australian activist for Aboriginal rights[28]
Margaret Dunning 1910–2015 104 American philanthropist[29]
Hilda Eisen 1917–2017 100 Polish-American businessperson, philanthropist, and Holocaust survivor[30]
Hallie Ford 1905–2007 102 American business woman and philanthropist[31]
Yann Fouéré 1910–2011 101 Breton nationalist[32]
Ruth May Fox 1853–1958 104 American women's rights activist[33]
Frankie Muse Freeman 1916–2018 101 American civil rights attorney[34]
Miep Gies 1909–2010 100 Austrian-born Dutch humanitarian[35]
Henrietta Greville 1861–1964 103 Australian labour organiser[36]
Aracy de Carvalho 1908–2011 102 Brazilian humanitarian[37]
Lina Haag 1907–2012 105 German World War II resistance fighter[38]
Doris Haddock 1910–2010 100 American political activist[39]
John Hampton 1907–2010 103 American co-founder of Toys for Tots[40]
Ralph Hauenstein 1912–2016 103 American philanthropist[41]
Fumiko Hayashida 1911–2014 103 American activist[42]
Margaret Holmes 1909–2009 100 Australian peace activist[43]
Lucy Somerville Howorth 1895–1997 102 American feminist activist[44]
Teresa Hsu Chih 1898–2011 113 Chinese-born Singaporean social worker[45]
Shidzue Katō 1897–2001 104 Japanese feminist and politician[46]
Ida B. Kinney 1904–2009 104 American civil rights activist[47]
Erik Sture Larre 1914–2014 100 Norwegian resistance member during World War II[48]
Evelyn Lett 1896–1999 102 Canadian women's rights pioneer[49]
Max Levitas 1915–2018 103 Irish-born Scottish Communist and labour activist[50]
Paul Moyer Limbert 1897–1998 101 American Secretary General of the YMCA[51]
Georges Loinger 1910–2018 108 French resistance member during World War II[52]
Enolia McMillan 1904–2006 102 American President of the NAACP[53]
K. Madhavan 1915–2016 101 Indian independence activist[54]
Rachel Lambert Mellon 1910–2014 103 American philanthropist, art collector and horticulturalist[55]
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch 1909–2012 103 Australian philanthropist[56]
Margaret Murie 1902–2003 101 American conservationist[57]
Josefina Napravilová 1914–2014 100 Czech humanitarian activist[58]
Scott Nearing 1883–1983 100 American radical economist[59]
Anton Nilson 1887–1989 101 Swedish political activist[60]
Sanzo Nosaka 1892–1993 101 Japanese politician[61]
Poornima Arvind Pakvasa 1913–2016 102 Indian social worker[62]
Everett Parker 1913–2015 102 American civil rights activist[63]
Andrée Peel 1905–2010 105 French Resistance member during World War II[64]
Kayyar Kinhanna Rai 1915–2015 100 Indian independence activist[65]
Gerald Ratner 1913–2014 100 American lawyer and philanthropist[66]
Nittoor Srinivasa Rau 1903–2004 100 Indian independence activist and jurist[67]
Jeanne Robert 1914–2017 103 French Resistance leader[68]
Milton Rogovin 1909–2011 101 American documentary photographer[69]
Isabel Rosado 1907–2015 107 Puerto Rican independence activist and social worker[70]
Dovey Johnson Roundtree 1914–2018 104 American civil rights activist[71]
Frederick J. Schlink 1891–1995 103 American co-founder of Consumers Research[72]
Floyd Schmoe 1895–2001 105 American peace activist and naturalist[73]
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky 1897–2000 102 Austrian architect and political activist[74]
Shivakumara Swami 1907–2019 111 Indian humanitarian[75]
Bernice Tannenbaum 1913–2015 101 American Zionist and feminist[76]
Elsie Tu 1913–2015 102 British-born Hong Kong social activist[77]
Thomas Wyatt Turner 1877–1978 101 American civil rights activist, biologist and educator[78]
Millie Dunn Veasey 1918–2018 100 American civil rights activist.[79]
Marie Wadley 1906–2009 102 Native American activist and historian[80]
Rachel Mellon Walton 1899–2006 107 American philanthropist and donor[81]
Mary Warburg 1908–2009 100 American philanthropist[82]
Edgar Wayburn 1906–2010 103 American environmentalist[83]
Irvin F. Westheimer 1879–1980 101 American businessman, banker and philanthropist[84]
Sir Nicholas Winton 1909–2015 106 British humanitarian[85]
Hazel Wolf 1898–2000 101 American environmental activist and civil-rights campaigner[86]
Rose Wolfe 1916–2016 100 Canadian social worker and philanthropist[87]

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