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I am about to sponsor a fraternity, but I would like to have a more general word for what I'm sponsoring. Next time, the fraternity could well be a study club, or something else.

Therefore, what is the sponsored party also called?

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Sponsee "is unnecessary, and abhorrent in form... As a corollary, anyone who uses either of these words will immediately be plonked into the category "illiterate philistine"." –  Hugo Oct 31 '11 at 22:23
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If the sponsored party is a single individual, and only you or a very small number of sponsors are bankrolling him, he'd be your protege. For more broad-based arrangements, I think most people would just say your fraternity, for example, is a pet project –  FumbleFingers Oct 31 '11 at 22:23
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In the section of their Consolidated Code regarding sponsorship, the International Chamber of Commerce sticks to sponsored party.

Apparently, they wanted to avoid hideous neologisms like sponsee -- which isn't even in my Merriam-Webster Unabridged.

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Sounds like a beneficiary.

It's a reasonably broad term, but sponsoring is similarly broad.

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