The University of Waikato Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki

The University of Waikato Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki - is an independent charitable trust, formed to support and fund the strategic objectives of the University.

The Foundation is the vehicle for philanthropy and through which the University receives donations and bequests. The Foundation is responsible for ensuring all funds donated to the University are managed, invested, and disbursed appropriately. Every single dollar raised goes directly towards helping students achieve their potential and to maximise the economic and social impact of the University. Funds may be for a particular and stated use, or for the University to determine best use for maximum impact. Specific areas for support include scholarships and student support, research, enhancing student spaces and learning facilities, and the Endowment Fund, which allows for the strategic investment of interest earned. Naming rights to university buildings and facilities are also managed by the Foundation.

For more information, visit the University of Waikato Foundation website.


Dr John Gallagher, CNZM, KStJ, JP


Mrs Susan Hassall ONZM (Chairperson)
Sir Paul Adams KNZM, CNZM
Mr Kevin Bowler
Dr Andrew Smith

Secretary to the Foundation

Mrs Liesha Mawdsley