Development Foundation

Sacred Heart Development Foundation Trust, established in 1994, was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. Subsequently, the Trust was registered in 2008 as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. Over the years, the Development Foundation Office has worked closely with the School Board of Trustees, the Proprietors Board, Sacred Heart College Old Boys Association and other key stakeholder groups on various fundraising initiatives and capital projects for the growth of the College.

At Sacred Heart College, we are emphatic about nurturing our young Marist men to become future leaders in their endeavours. The Sacred Heart College Development Foundation has a key role in promoting the Marist mission, encouraging the philanthropic culture from the wider school community, and driving the strategic vision for the advancement of the College to maintain its position as a leading Catholic education institution in New Zealand. The tone of the College is special. For Sacred Heart College to flourish it needs to remain financially strong.

The Sacred Heart College Development Foundation objectives are to:

  • provide financial security for the future of Sacred Heart College and to ensure the Marist mission lives on
  • encourage a positive culture of giving and philanthropy in the wider Sacred Heart community
  • maintain positive relationships with key donors and sponsors as lifelong supporters of the College, and ensure they are properly recognised and stewarded for their genorosity
  • promote future advancement of the College through generational philanthropy

It is imperative to have the support of our Old Boys, parents, friends and the wider school community to ensure Sacred Heart College provides the best learning environment for its students and teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills to reach their full potential.

There are various ways in which you can support Sacred Heart College:

  • through our Annual Giving Programme
  • setting up an Endowment Fund - the interest generated every year will be distributed to areas of need
  • making a bequest in your will
  • gifting through cash, shares, artworks, real estate etc
  • assigning income from an investment 
  • gift in kind
Key Personnel

If you would like further information or talk to someone about making a donation, please contact any one of the following key personnel:

Executive Chairman    Mr Paul Greaney   
Director of Advancement  Mr Chris Klaassen   
Development Foundation Office Manager  Ms Lyn Luxton     09 529 3743 ext. 716
Marketing and Communications Manager  Mrs Anne Walbridge    09 529 3660 ext. 741 
Archivist Mr Kerry Plamus     09 529 3660 ext. 849