The Philanthropy New Zealand Emerging Individual of the Year Award recognises those who are in the early stages of their role within the philanthropic sector.
The finalists for 2017 are:
Over the past decade Julia Capon has worked and volunteered exclusively for New Zealand charities and social businesses including The Gift Trust, Do Good Jobs and Trade Aid. She’s been on both sides of the table: writing funding applications for charities, to now supporting grantmaking as the Manager, and now communications manager of the Gift Trust.
Lani Evans is Manager of the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation. She has worked in philanthropic and volunteer roles since the early 2000s and has demonstrated a passion for youth development and innovation in philanthropy.
Leonard Gardner is Chair of Momentum Waikato Community Foundation, the youngest Chair of all 14 community foundations in New Zealand. He is also a trustee of Hamilton Gardens Development Trust. He has also been a voluntary member of the Mystery Creek Strategic Assets Committee for the Fieldays Society.