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14 Feb 2024

Change of Chairmanship at WCF from 1 March

After six years of dedicated leadership at the helm of the Wakatipu Community Foundation (WCF), Chair Raymond Key has announced his decision to step down from his role.

Change of Chairmanship at WCF from 1 March

25 Jan 2024

Flynn Dawson Charitable Fund

A fund has been created to remember Flynn Dawson who passed away suddenly at the age of 17 years

Flynn Dawson Charitable Fund

23 Jan 2024

New Golf fund launched to support youth golf in the Whakatipu

Thanks to the generosity of the Wakatipu Junior Golf Club and the Wombles Golfing Society young golfers will be able to access a new fund to boost junior golf.

New Golf fund launched to support youth golf in the Whakatipu

13 Dec 2023

New Fund to Support the Creative Arts Launched

Local artist and craftsman Ed Cruikshank has created a new fund to support the creative arts in the Whakatipu

New Fund to Support the Creative Arts Launched

6 Dec 2023

Foundation CEO Jennifer Belmont attends International Philanthropy Conference in Columbia

CEO Jennifer Belmont, along with a group of NZ and Australian Community Foundation staff, attended global philanthropy conference #Shift the Power

Foundation CEO Jennifer Belmont attends International Philanthropy Conference in Columbia

3 Dec 2023

Wakatipu Community Foundation announces One Billion Dollar Vision

Closing out its fifth year, the Community Foundation has a very big goal for the next thirty.

Wakatipu Community Foundation announces One Billion Dollar Vision

8 Nov 2023

Five Year Celebration Video

Bringing together stories from community groups, donors, and volunteers this video celebrates five years of the Wakatipu Community Foundation, and the generous people who have contributed time, talent and treasure over those years.

Five Year Celebration Video

6 Nov 2023

Local Whakatipu Youth Awarded with Scholarships

Community Foundation Awards High Achievers with Scholarships

Local Whakatipu Youth Awarded with Scholarships

2 Nov 2023

Craigs Name Wakatipu Community Foundation as beneficiaries of new golf partnership

Craigs Partnership with NZ Golf Open raises $5000 for the Wakatipu Community Foundation

Craigs Name Wakatipu Community Foundation as beneficiaries of new golf partnership

29 Oct 2023

Our Grants Community Support Programe Making a Difference

On Sunday we joined the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade to welcome their new 4WD First Responder Vehicle

Our Grants Community Support Programe Making a Difference

26 Oct 2023

Impact100 Awards $210,500 to local community

KiwiHarvest and The Lakes District Museum recieve $100,000 each from Impact100

Impact100 Awards $210,500 to local community

18 Aug 2023

St John welcomes new Health Shuttle funded by Impact100

Senior members of St John, volunteer drivers and Impact100 members gathered yesterday to bless the new wheelchair accessible heath shuttle with the Rev Robyn McPhail

St John welcomes new Health Shuttle funded by Impact100

16 May 2023

Welcome to Queenstown Airport as a new Corporate Partner

Queenstown Airport Announces a new Partnership with Wakatipu Community Foundation

Welcome to Queenstown Airport as a new Corporate Partner

3 May 2023

Introducing our new Wakatipu Community Foundation trustee, Paul Rea

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Rea as a new volunteer trustee for the Wakatipu Community Foundation. Paul is a born and bred Southerner

Introducing our new Wakatipu Community Foundation trustee, Paul Rea

30 Apr 2023

Destination Southern Lakes launches innovative tourism fund

An innovative new tourism fund was launched today in Queenstown as a partnership between Lake Wanaka Tourism, Destination Queenstown and the Wakatipu Community Foundation

Destination Southern Lakes launches innovative tourism fund

20 Nov 2022

Introducing our new Wakatipu Community Foundation trustee, Stephen Brent

The Wakatipu Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that Stephen Brent has rejoined the Foundation as a trustee.

Introducing our new Wakatipu Community Foundation  trustee, Stephen Brent
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