Thanks to the more than 400 Acorn donors from all over the Western Bay of Plenty, over $10M had been distributed to the local community between 2003 and 2021. If you haven’t yet considered the legacy you’d like to leave locally, Wills Month in September is the ideal time to organise your wishes.
Gifts through Acorn go further and last forever since the capital is invested by Craigs Investment Partners, with a percentage of the investment returns distributed annually. More than 270 charitable organisations have been supported to date, chosen by donors who seek out groups that work in areas closest to their hearts or that help those in the greatest need.
During Wills Month, Acorn Foundation has partnered with local solicitors to allow clients to change an existing will to include a gift to Acorn at no charge. Other will changes are charged at the solicitor’s normal rate.
Local law firms have supported Acorn’s efforts for years. In 2022, participating law firms include: Abernethy Broatch Law, Anderson Law Office, Beach Law Papamoa, Burley Castle Hawkins Lawyers, Cooney Lees Morgan, Fenton McFadden, Harris Tate Lawyers, Holland Beckett Law, Kaimai Law – Bethlehem, Kaimai Law – Katikati, Keam Standen Lawyers, Mackenzie Elvin Law, Rejthar Stuart Law, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers.
The Acorn Foundation has experienced significant growth in recent years as more and more people in the region appreciate the long-term impact of their gifts. CEO Lori Luke says the future looks very bright for Acorn’s support for the wellbeing of the region. “The fund is approaching $60M now and will distribute nearly $3.0M to the community. As the fund grows in the future, so will Acorn’s ability to support organisations doing such fantastic work in the WBOP.”
For more information go to www.acornfoundation.org.nz