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Fundraising New Zealand, New Zealand  01 Nov 2017
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PEOPLE: The Alumni and UC Foundation at the University of Canterbury has completed the signing of two new Development Consultants.

Naomi Wilde has been appointed Development Consultant - Major Gifts. Naomi was formerly Alumni and Development Manager for Lincoln University and has previously been part of the development team at St Andrew's College. Naomi says, "I regard it as a privilege to meet and work with alumni and friends of the University, helping both the organisation and individuals achieve their philanthropic aspirations and support education and the next generation." Cindy Petersen has been appointed Development Consultant and will manage the Annual Fund Appeal as well as fundraise from Trusts and Foundations. Cindy worked in the tertiary education sector in South Africa for twelve years

;nitially as a Grants Officer for the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust before moving to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) as Annual Fund and Bequest Officer in 2010. In 2011 she took up the role of External Relations Manager for the School of Law at Wits where remained until she moved to New Zealand in 2015. For the past year she worked on contract as a Bequest Coordinator for the A+ Trust.

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Taranaki roading and infrastructure company Fulton Hogan has pledged its support for a vital rescue service which goes where there are no roads. The region's branch of Fulton Hogan has signed a significant three-year sponsorship agreement with the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust (TRHT) to fund its land-based Alpine Rescue Team - a team of volunteers responsible for undertaking rescue missions in treacherous alpine and bush environments.

Fulton Hogan joins the TSB and the TET (Taranaki Electricity Trust) as the single biggest sponsors of the TRHT and will have the company's name added to the chopper's side-doors.

TRHT chairman Bryce Barnett said the funding would be used to make sure the team had the right gear for the situations and environments in which it operated, "Our alpine rescue team regularly undertakes rescue missions which require industry-approved and costly equipment, such as winches and night vision goggles."


G R A N T S : During September 2017 NZCT distributed 198 grants for a total of around $3,501,456. Recipients of the largest grants were Eastern Community Sport and Recreation (Canterbury) - $315,000 (towards facility upgrade of lighting, fencing, surfacing and canopy, and salary for Community Sport Manager), Rotorua BMX Club - $250,000 (towards construction costs to develop a new BMX facility) and Rotorua District Council - $200,000 (towards various costs to support the delivery of "Mudtopia").

During October 2017 NZCT distributed 232 grants for a total of around $4,489,836. Recipients of the largest grants were Wellington Rugby Football Union - $280,000 (towards CDO programme - subsidies for 14 clubs), BOP Rugby Union - $214,341 (towards office rental, salaries of CEO, Player Development Manager and Video Analyst/ Digital Content Manager, and travel and accommodation for National Sevens Tournament) and No 5 District Federation of NZ Football - Capital Football - $190,000 (toward salaries of Finance Manager, CEO, Football Development Manager, Football Development Officer, Operations Manager and Referee Development Manager).

PEOPLE: Tearfund New Zealand has appointed Lynette Leibach as Marketing and Fundraising Director.

Lynette will lead a solid team of marketing, communications and fundraising professionals to ensure that Tearfund's programme delivery and growth ambitions are matched by income growth.

Over the past five and a half years Lynette led a team of specialists to drive fundraising growth across channels (private and institutional) from key markets in Eastern and Southern Africa, as the regional director of funddevelopment and communications for SOS Children's Villages International, the biggest alternative child care organisation globally. Prior to that she had fundraising, communications and marketing focussed roles in a number

of national non-profits in South Africa covering education, environment and health causes which add up to fourteen years' experience in the sector.

Appointment via PEOPLE: Anna Meredith has been appointed Fundraising and Volunteer Services Manager for Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty. Anna says, "As part of a small hospice my role will be broad. I will be creating and implementing a fundraising plan including events (Sunshine on a plate at the end of February), sponsorships, donations, and the hospice opportunity shops. I will also be promoting and raising our profile in a PR/communications capacity, and overseeing the volunteer programme to ensure volunteers are recruited, trained, supported and acknowledged." Anna was Service Coordinator at Victim Support for the past three years, and previously was with Wise Group. Prior to that she worked in a variety of non-profit and government based community roles.

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SPONSORSHIP: Make-A-Wish and Quantum Travel Group have announced a two-year partnership to help transform the lives of critically ill children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old. For Quantum Travel Group, which incorporates Travel Managers Group, Travelsmart and the Cruise Centre, and Executive Travel Group, the partnership with Make-A-Wish New Zealand is an opportunity to help critically ill children enjoy the same fun and happiness as every other child by granting their one true wish. Quantum Travel Group General Manager Kevin Weston said, "As a Make-A-Wish Fundraising Partner, Quantum Travel Group will not only provide travel support for wish families, we will also host fundraising events. Our whole group takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, so it's fantastic to have this partnership whereby instead of just writing a cheque we can all collectively work towards making a significant difference to critically ill Kiwi kids." PEOPLE: Dhara Barot has been appointed Development Manager at St Andrew's College, Christchurch, and will be fundraising for the St Andrew's College Foundation and for a variety of different facilities of the school including The Chapel, The Endeavour Scholarship Challenge and The Sports and Cultural Centre.

Prior to Joining St Andrew's College Dhara held a variety of fundraising roles at World Vision New Zealand during a seven and a half year stint with the organisation.

Appointment via PEOPLE: Otago Community Hospice has appointed Bees Wilson to the position of Development and Engagement Manager. Bees will undertake communications and marketing for the hospice, and will also take responsibility for event management and managing the hospice fundraising, hospice stores and volunteers. Bees says, "I am a jack of all trades, most recently from a role leading the development and marketing team for NHNZ, a documentary production house, and launching SIGNAL, the South Island ICTGrad School. I'm looking forward to developing new skills in fundraising and community engagement."

Appointment via 'EOPLE: Dee Paranihi has joined the Graeme Dingle Foundation as Partnership Manager. Dee's responsibilities will be to help create and nurture relationships around improving funding associations with corporates, developing a bequest programme and expanding the fundraising events agenda.

Prior to joining the Graeme Dingle Foundation Dee spent four years as Corporate Account Manager with the First Foundation.

Appointment via If your organisation has appointed a new CEO, Board member or Fundraiser, has received a glorious philanthropic gift, a generous or important grant, has negotiated a corporate gift or sponsorship; and you want to tell the world (well maybe New Zealand) about it, then let us know here at Fundraising New Zealand.

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Naomi Wilde
Cindy Petersen
Lynette Leibach
Naomi Wilde
Dhara Barot
Bees Wilson
Dee Paranihi

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