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Stories from our happy donors

“When we were writing our wills Mike and I discussed our hopes for our community and for a just world, where all people have equal opportunities to flourish and participate. By making a gift in our wills to the Hawke’s Bay Foundation our commitment will continue to make a difference in the lives of people for many years to come. It is our small way of contributing well beyond the grave to the community we love. We are not wealthy but are ordinary working people who want to make a difference.”



“For many years we have donated to a number of charities. However, we have become aware of the very large administration costs of some of these charities. When we heard about the Hawke’s Bay Foundation, it seemed an ideal way to support local charities with minimal administration costs. We also liked the idea that money donated in this area stays in the area.”

B & M, Retired from Havelock North

Regular Donors

“Giving to assist others in your community is a very rewarding experience. If we are not in a position to give while alive, we can all consider including a gift from the assets of our estate on our death. My wife and I will be making a significant gift to the Hawke’s Bay Foundation as part of our Declaration of Wishes in our will and we implore others to consider likewise.”

Sir Graeme & Lady Gabrielle Avery


Where we give

Nourished for Nil

Heretaunga Seniors

Orokohanga Strings

Napier Cadet Trust Transfers Funds to Hawke’s Bay Foundation

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