Te Karaka Foundation was proud to host Sir Stephen Tindall as a guest speaker at their celebration of generosity event in October, themed: ‘We are in this Together’.

Sir Stephen and Grace

“Sir Stephen delivered such a relatable message of generosity saying giving is what gives him the greatest buzz,” says Te Karaka Foundation CE Grace Wesolowska.

He went onto say how proud he is of the $150 million of community foundation giving over the last 15 years.

After regaling the crowd with stories of social impact investing, America’s Cup, rockets, biofuel, pea protein and 200 million trees by 2030 the 100-strong crowd heard from recent grant recipients.

“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after a handful of grant recipients spoke of how transformative their grants have been, how a small gift can result in greater equality for the recipient and how a grant lives on, making an impact beyond the life of a grant itself.