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10 OCTOBER 2017

With New Zealanders giving around $2.8 billion annually to charitable and community causes, the October issue of LawTalk magazine includes an in-depth look at bequests.

Geoff Adlam's article discusses the Include a Charity campaign to increase charitable giving by bequests, and the growing number of laywers involved with community foundations as an alternative to registered charities.

A partner in Tauranga firm Holland Beckett Law, Bill Holland's article advocates for community foundations as a strategic way for lawyers to help clients who want to give back:

"If you are not familiar with your local Community Foundation already, I suggest that you get in touch. They are a powerful connector of generosity to local causes and, as a lawyer, your role in the process is key." 

Read the full October issue of LawTalk magazine here >


Amanda Stanes from The Fabulous Ladies' Giving Circle speaks to The Hobson about how collective giving can have a big impact.

Read the full interview here >




Authorised Financial Adviser Liz Koh writes about the baby boomer wealth transfer, the influence of gender, the potential influx of money for charities, and Auckland Foundation's Women's Fund to support women's giving.

"...research has shown that baby boomer and older women gave 89 per cent more to charity than men of the same age and that women in the top 25 per cent income bracket gave 156 per cent more than men in the same bracket."

"This has been attributed to women's higher levels of altruism and empathy."

Read the article here >


CEO Dellwyn Stuart talks to the NZ Herald about why Auckland Foundation is looking for more than 100 female philanthropists for a new Women's Fund, to help bankroll a range of community-orientated initiatives.

She had the idea after continuously coming across women wanting to help others.

Read the article and watch a short video here >


Dellwyn Stuart NZ Herald



10 AUGUST 2017

Auckland Foundation CEO, Dellwyn Stuart, joins Jim Mora and former publishing CEO and member of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Michael Moynahan, for RNZ's The Panel.

Amongst the topics for discussion are the current general election campaign and the conversation it has generated around poverty.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

11 JULY 2017

Auckland Foundation CEO, Dellwyn Stuart, joins Jim Mora and Nevil Gibson from the National Business Review for RNZ's The Panel

Amongst the topics for discussion are Mark Dunajtschik's incredible philanthropic gift to Wellington, with the announcement that he would pay for, build and gift a $50 million children's hospital to Capital & Coast District Health Board.

Listen to Part 1 here.

Listen to Part 2 here.

2 MARCH 2017

Harbour Asset Management has been named the top 2017 fund manager in Morningstar’s annual awards. It is the second year in a row the fund manager has won the overall title. It was also a finalist in the domestic equities and fixed interest categories.

Morningstar said Harbour was one of the best stewards of New Zealand investors’ money. “They apply a detailed, wellthought- out investment process to all its funds, have an open and transparent approach, and have consistently delivered market-leading longer-term returns.”

Auckland Foundation is delighted to be working with such a well-regarded performer to steward donors’ funds.

1 MARCH 2017

Many of us feel a connection to the area or community in which we grew up – and Sir Stephen Tindall is no exception. The North Shore businessman has given his full support to the North Shore Endowment Fund; a dedicated new fund established by Auckland Foundation to provide funding for charities and community groups on the Shore.

“The North Shore Fund is a fantastic way for Shore residents to make a lasting, positive contribution to this beautiful part of Auckland we call home. Locals can open a ‘living fund’ or leave a gift in their will to local causes close to their hearts. This new fund will manage the donation on their behalf, ensuring it makes a significant difference to those who need it the most.”

Sir Stephen believes that the good life we enjoy today is a result of past generosity of our forebears. “We have the opportunity through Community Foundations to leave the same legacy to the next generations,” he said.

Based on an international model of philanthropy, the Community Foundation model centres on the notion of place-based giving; people giving back to a specific geographic region which holds significance to them. And Sir Stephen is an enthusiastic supporter of this model of giving.

The North Shore Endowment Fund will be administered by Auckland Foundation, who will invest the capital to generate an income that will support local causes long into the future.

An Advisory Committee comprising local residents: Buck Shelford, Judy Bailey, Chris Reeve, Geoff Clews, Diane Hale and Joseph Bergin has been established.

For more information please get in touch with Lettie Bright on 021 818 307.


In December, CEO Dellwyn Stuart was asked by the NZ Herald to share her thoughts on Auckland and generosity. Only a few months into the role, Dellwyn is relishing the opportunity to work with people who think about what is good for their fellow Aucklander – not just what’s in it for them.

Read the article here >

Auckland Foundation’s Chair, Geoff Clews, is an Auckland tax barrister and himself a long-time supporter of the arts, having set up the Rampart Endowment Fund to promote arts education.

In this Radio New Zealand interview, Lynn Freeman asked Geoff why New Zealanders seem much more reluctant philanthropists than those in countries like America.

Listen here >

Above image courtesy of Humans of South Auckland (HOSA)