Perpetual Guardian Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to the philanthropic sector over a period of ten or more years which have had a long-lasting impact in the sector.
The three finalists for 2017 are:
Sir Eion Edgar
Sir Eion Edgar philanthropist, he has supported numerous sport, education, youth, arts, and health-focussed charities and foundations.
Jennifer Gill has been Chief Executive Officer of Foundation North since 2004. In this role, she leads New Zealand’s largest philanthropic trust and the largest grantmaking foundation in Australasia with an annual grants programme of $40-$45 million.
Tauranga Lawyer William (Bill) Holland has been a long-term philanthropic contributor and leader in the Western Bay of Plenty, nationally through his involvement with the Community Foundations of New Zealand and internationally through his Rotary Club association.
The winner will be announced at on Thursday 11 May at the Philanthropy New Zealand Awards ceremony.