Welcome to our Newsletter

Momentum Waikato Community Foundation connects generous people who want to make a profound difference in our community with projects that create enduring, transformational legacies. We are working hard to serve our donors and to identify strategic priorities for our community so that together we can make the Waikato a better place for everyone, forever.
I invite you to help shape the future of the Waikato by adding your voice to important conversations about our communities’ priorities for current and future generations. Read below about Waikato Vital Signs and the community engagement sessions that will be taking place across the Waikato pilot region in May.
This update also includes three wonderfully inspiring stories of pure Waikato generosity. The heart-warming story of donors John and Bunny Mortimer is truly inspirational, as is the Donny Trust’s $1 million pledge to the city’s River Development Plan. And the support that’s being provided everyday to local community groups by Print House, our featured partner for this issue, is truly humbling.
Finally, we are proud to share our Annual Report 2015 with you. And did you know that, thanks to WEL Energy Trust’s founding $10 million gift, we are able to promise Waikato donors that 100% of every gift given through Momentum Waikato goes directly to causes you care about.
I trust you enjoy reading our first update, and please feel free to share this with others…
With my very best wishes,
Ka kite ano
Cheryl Reynolds
Chief Executive