What is our philanthropy philosophy?
We believe that building relationships with Philanthropic Partners is a very special part of our fundraising activity, because of the simple fact that you have chosen to invest personally into our vision and mission, a decision we know you have not made lightly. We don’t take it for granted.
PNZ is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society. We remain incredibly grateful to our Philanthropic Partners for their endorsement and personal commitment to helping us achieve the objectives in our ‘Towards 2020’ Strategic Plan. We know this shows great confidence in the skill of our team and governance expertise of our board.
Our philanthropic partners are cared for personally by our Commercial and Marketing Director, Jenifer Hunt and often, directly by our Chief Executive, Fiona Allan and members of our board.
Why do we work with philanthropists?
PNZ is very grateful to receive government funding through High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) to pay for the training of our elite team and about 1/3rd of our Paralympics Games costs.
However, everything else we do, including covering the remaining 2/3rds of Games costs and delivering against the community development objectives in our ‘Towards 2020’ Strategic Plan is supported by funding from a mix of philanthropic partners, public donations, fundraisers, commercial partners, plus government and community grants.