Foundation North staff and trustees joined the GIFT grantee and stakeholder community last night to celebrate the completion of the second year of GIFT grantmaking, and the publication of the GIFT Year Two report.
Held at Sustainable Coastlines' Flagship Education Centre in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter, the event was opened by Foundation North's kaumātua Kevin Prime with a welcome address from CEO Jennifer Gill. Presentations by GIFT trustees Toni Millar, Romy Udanga and Michelle Tsui drew attention to Year Two achievements, learnings and the next steps for GIFT. Read the full report here.
As with most GIFT hui, it was a chance for grantees to meet, make connections and be inspired by each other. The Centre for Social Impact's Rachael Trotman and GIFT's Innovation Advisor Louise Marra spoke about their roles in exploring mauri and in wrapping support around the GIFT grantees, who were well-represented on the night with presentations by Sue Neureuter (The Noises), Steve Hathaway (Young Ocean Explorers) and James Muir (WaiNZ).
A special 3-minute animation of the Year Two report has been designed and produced by GIFT intern Sumin Ha - watch the animation here.