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Upcoming Acorn Functions: Estate Administrators and Professional Advisors

Upcoming Acorn Functions: Estate Administrators and Professional Advisors

Are you providing your clients with information on philanthropic giving? And are you really getting the message through?

2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards

2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards

The 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards Long List has been announced. Check out the 10 contenders for the $53k Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize!

Heather McLean - Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner

Heather McLean - Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner

A recent investiture ceremony was held at Waipuna Hospice for Tauranga Queen Service Medal Winner and Acorn Donor Heather McLean

Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Angela Wallace, chairwoman of He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga, said the $150,000 in funding would cover the shelter's set-up costs and provided a solid foundation for the first few months of…

Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

A driving passion for helping to give young children the very best start in life led Dorothea Strauss to start her university education in 2018

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

When someone dies of old age, people say they have lived a full life and have left behind a legacy of community projects or offspring. But when someone dies young, who had their whole life ahead of…

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

Acorn Foundation general manager Lori Luke said the $3 million donation is the biggest sum the charitable fund, which celebrated its 15 year anniversary this year, had ever received. The previous…

The Acorn Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest from engaged, enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to our…

The Acorn Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest from engaged, enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to our…

Are you an enthusiastic volunteer who is committed to our mission of connecting generous people who care with causes that matter in the Western Bay of Plenty?  Over the next several years, positions…

The 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Sport BOP Award has been presented to Tauranga board sailor, Veerle ten…

The 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Sport BOP Award has been presented to Tauranga board sailor, Veerle ten…

Winner of the Aon Emerging Talent award and a Performance Award at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards, Veerle is hoping to represent NZ at the 2020 Olympics.

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