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Tūmahana

31 January 2024

Tūmahana | University of Canterbury Foundation is dedicated to making sure UC's tradition of excellence in higher education continues. From its earliest beginnings in 1873, philanthropic support and the generosity of donors and supporters has played a major part in making the university the respected institution it is today. Learn more.

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From its earliest beginnings in 1873, philanthropic support and the generosity of donors and supporters has played a major part in making the university the respected institution it is today. The UC Foundation is dedicated to continuing that tradition.

 

Our mission: 
  • To support Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in its quest for excellence and international reputation in education and research by creating mutually beneficial partnerships and opportunities for giving.
  • We seek donations, bequests, sponsorships and partnerships from individuals and organisations to support students, teachers, researchers and programmes at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Established in 2001, Tūmahana | the University of Canterbury Foundation is an independent charitable trust. The Foundation is registered as a charity with the Department of Internal Affairs (registration number CC27669).

Our primary goal is to provide opportunities for individuals and organisations to support the educational mission of the university through donations, bequests, sponsorships and partnerships.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees who utilise their expertise, knowledge, skills and contacts to provide oversight of the Foundation's activities, raise funds and secure the resources required.

 

Contact information: 

If you would like to contact us, please email us or call us on ph +64 3 369 3839. 

Barry Ramsay – Chair

Robin Mann – Deputy Chair, People & Policies sub-committee, Investment & Finance Sub-committee

Murray Compton – Chair of Investment & Finance Sub-committee

Hon. Amy Adams – Chancellor

Prof. Cheryl de la Rey – Vice-Chancellor

Wynnis Armour

Graham Ewing

Simon Flood – Investment & Finance Sub-committee

Erin Jackson – People & Policies Sub-committee

Bob Lineham – Investment & Finance Sub-committee

Selwyn Maister – People & Policies Sub-committee

Andrew Oh - People & Policies Sub-committee

Kevin Simcock

University of Canterbury Foundation in America

UCF in America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organisation (EIN: 30-0213606). Donations made by US taxpayers are eligible for tax deductions to the extent provided under US law.

UCF in America Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are graduates of the University of Canterbury.

USA Contact

University of Canterbury Foundation in America
1350 Avenue of the Americas
Floor 2, Suite 266
New York, NY 10019
USA

Thea Kleiber
Email: thea.kleiber@canterbury.ac.nz

Board of Directors

Michael Aldridge — President

Thea Kleiber

Julie Fry

Jonny Lindroos — Finance Sub-committee

Ronnie Peters

David Teece

University of Canterbury NZ Trust (UK)

The Trust is a registered charitable trust (Charity number 1111164: Company Registered in England & Wales Number 5382333). Donations made by UK tax payers are eligible for benefits to the extent provided under UK law.

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are graduates of the University of Canterbury.

Gift aid donations

All donations made to the University of Canterbury NZ Trust by UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid.

Matching gifts

Should your organisation operate a Matching Gifts scheme, your gift may assist UC to raise further funds.

CONTACT US:

The University of Canterbury NZ Trust
c/- ASL Consultancy
23 Southway
Burgess Hill
West Sussex RH15 9SY
UNITED KINGDOM

Phone: +6433693839 (NZ)
Email: ucfoundation@canterbury.ac.nz

Alene Wilton — Chair

James Croll

Stuart Harray

Jeremy Willis

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and adopted in November 1993.

Institutional advancement professionals, by nature of our responsibilities within the academic community, represent our schools, colleges, and universities to the larger society. We have, therefore, a duty to exemplify the best qualities of our institutions and to observe the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.

We conduct ourselves in a manner which is consistent with the best interests of the institution we represent.

Our words and actions embody respect for truth, fairness, free inquiry, and the opinions of others.

We promote the merits of our institutions, and of education generally, respecting both our colleagues and the mission of each institution.

We respect, celebrate, and include all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, physical ability, or age.We uphold the professional reputation of colleague advancement professionals and give credit for ideas, words, or images originated by others.

We communicate clearly and fairly with others, remaining mindful of the importance of representing our institution’s mission and interests.

We safeguard privacy rights and confidential information.

We do not grant or accept gifts or services for personal or individual professional gain, nor do we solicit or accept gifts or services for our institutions in which a higher public interest would be violated.

We avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and, if in doubt, seek guidance regarding how to proceed.

We report transgressions and/or unethical activities to the appropriate authority in order that the institution take the necessary action.

We bring abusive and/or harassing conduct to the attention of institutional leadership in order that individuals who have been subject to such abuse are protected.

We follow the letter and spirit of pertinent laws and regulations, understanding that those strictures might be different in other countries and cultures.

We align the policies and procedures of our department with those of other departments, in order that the institution can have a holistic and integrated approach to ethical conduct.

We observe these standards and others that apply to our profession and actively encourage colleagues to join us in supporting the highest standards of conduct.

The CASE Board of Trustees adopted this Statement of Ethics to guide and reinforce our professional conduct. The Board adopted the final text on 12 March 2020. This Statement is meant to align with the CASE Principles of Practice for the professional areas as well as the CASE Zero Tolerance Pledge.

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