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Holding a unique place in communities

07 Oct 2021

Having visited most of our Community Foundations over recent months it’s clear that the sun is rising on Community Foundations across Aotearoa New Zealand. Confidence in this model is building, which is super encouraging, but also not all that surprising...

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The first remarkable gift

15 Sep 2021

Our very first donor, Edna Brown, gave a remarkable gift which has sparked what is today a $600m network...

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Our tūrangawaewae, our place

07 Sep 2021

Many Kiwis do like to give in a more thoughtful way, seeing Community Foundations as providing the long-term structure to be able to do this. Basically, the foundations support the tūrangawaewae of each of us – the place we stand and feel at home...

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The importance of having a will

02 Sep 2021

As lawyers involved in preserving and enhancing family wealth we regularly meet with clients to discuss their objectives and risks. It is surprising how often we realise that a client does not have a will or has not reviewed their will in recent years....

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Kiwis step up generosity

01 Sep 2021

September is Wills Month, and I add my voice to Community Foundations to encourage Kiwis who can to include a provision in their estate so that their legacy includes making a difference to the community causes they care about...

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What will be your legacy?

29 Aug 2021

I am immensely proud about the tireless work Community Foundations do in partnership with caring people, families and businesses, to make their communities better not just now but forever...

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