About Us

Formation

The Catholic Foundation was launched by Cardinal Williams in 1981 at a time when the Archdiocese of Wellington was desperate for operating funds. A campaign was launched to attract members to the Foundation, each new member being asked to generously contribute a sum by way of cash or legacy which would be become the capital base for a perpetual charity. Within a month the first $1 million had been pledged.

 

Today

The further generosity of new members and judicious investment decisions has enabled the capital to grow to over $11 million. The income produced from the invested capital is sufficient to make a significant annual grant to the operating budget of the Archdiocese, and further grants and scholarships each year to a growing number of Catholic organisations and individuals where there will be benefit to the Catholic life of the Archdiocese.

 

Administration

The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Wellington is a registered Charitable Trust (CC22242). It is governed by its members and administered by a Board which includes Cardinal John Dew and annually elected Foundation members and trustees. It is audited annually.

The Board meeting dates for 2023 are:
12 September (AGM)
07 November

 

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Our Board

Cardinal John Dew
Cardinal John Dew

 

Francis Fanning
Francis Fanning
(Chair)
Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly
Vice Chair
Paul Bayliss
Paul Bayliss
Trustee
Kate Mahony
Kate Mahony
Trustee
Mark OConnor
Mark OConnor
Trustee
Pat Sheehan
Pat Sheehan
(Treasurer)
Kathy Whelan
Kathy Whelan
Secretary
Gordon Stewart Trustee
Gordon Stewart Trustee