About the Foundation



The Hockey Foundation is one way you can help ensure hockey is a strong and vibrant sport at grassroots level. Established in 2009 by Hockey New Zealand, the Foundation is a charitable trust that raises funds to improve the health of Kiwis through the growth and development of hockey in this country.

The Foundation’s fundraising strategy comprises of:

Endowment Fund
A capital fund which will generate an ongoing income stream.

Regional/Association Fund
Funds can be targeted to specific regional or association initiatives. 

In 2011 the Foundation received a huge boost when leading businessman and philanthropist Sir Owen G Glenn pledged $1.3 million. The Foundation sought matching donations from 20 ‘first eleven’ donors and raised nearly $800,000.

Founding Patron
Sir Owen G Glenn

First Eleven Donors
Jon & Sue Tanner, Suresh & Kalpana Chimanlal, Laurence Family, John & Sharon Williamson, Boyd Family Foundation, Owen Daji, Scott & Sandra and Murray & Yvonne Loudon, Foodstuffs Owners Group (Midlands), Brian Drake, Craigs Investment Partners.

Gold Donors
John Cullen, Monckton Charitable Trust, Michael Bignall, Mary Devine, Craig Armitage,
Kylie & Michael Clegg, David Appleby.

Silver Donors 
Bill & Sue Shepherd, Rik Cutfield, Woods Family, Rowan Kingston & Jane Goulding,
David Appleby.

Bequests
Chica Gilmer estate and Kathleen Elaine Batty estate.

Thank you to our founding Chair Jon Tanner and former Trustees John Williamson, Graham Child, Elaine McCaw, Geoff Laurence, Wayne Boyd, Mary Devine and Campbell Stuart.