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Lifelong dream to support young musicians realised.

Stalwart of the South Kaipara musical community, Daphne Stevens, realised a lifelong dream when she established a musical scholarship fund with Auckland Foundation earlier this year. And a 16 year old pianist has been named as the inaugural recipient.

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Bequests - a donor's perspective.

Recently donors Lee and Penny Stevens' thoughts have turned to succession planning, and how their legacy - and the memory of Lee’s parents - will be looked after once they are gone.

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A gift that gives hope for the future.

Joy Whitley's bequest to Auckland Foundation means her final wishes will endure – and that families can have hope for the future.

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Charity begins at home in the North Shore.

Some prominent locals are supporting a new charitable fund focusing on the North Shore.

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Empowering youth through performing arts.

With now more than 220 ethnic groups living in the city, how do we support our refugee and migrant youth communities as they adjust to life as Aucklanders?

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Supporting Auckland girls to become 'prejudice proof'.

Thanks to a Grassroots Giving grant, SOUL is helping girls and young women to become 'prejudice proof'.

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Nurturing tomorrow’s Aucklanders.

Education plays such an important role in life – but not all of us are lucky enough to experience a university education.

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Helping migrants overcome the language barrier.

The ability to communicate in our day-to-day lives is something that most of us take for granted.

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You can’t take it with you.

Thinking about your mortality can be confronting – but for Dick Hubbard, a motorbike accident in the Himalayas was the moment that ensured the city he and his wife Diana cared about would continue to be supported beyond their lifetimes.

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Giving circles – having a bigger impact than you can on your own.

Back in 2013, four women from the University of Auckland’s Business School combined their giving power and shared passion, to make a difference by creating the “Fabulous Ladies Giving Circle”.

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A new lease of life for a small trust doing great work.

Following Rua Steven’s untimely death from leukaemia, husband Clarrie and son Lee were determined to make something of their grief at losing their community-spirited wife and mother.

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Nga Rangatahi Toa - Manawa Ora

“I could never do that” my friend told me as we stood in the foyer of the Herald Theatre waiting to see “Manawa Ora – Courage is Contagious”. I agreed.

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