Tim Macindoe - Momentum Waikato Generosity Ambassador

This is the first of Tim's columns for Seasons magazine - in print in the July 2021 issue.

New Zealanders are remarkably generous and caring for each other, especially in times of crisis and immediate need.

Most of us readily donate time or money when asked and appreciate the opportunity to provide ongoing support to the causes dear to us, especially if we can contribute towards creating a lasting benefit to future generations.

The challenge can be the sheer number of charities out there, or how to strike a balance in also meeting our family’s needs, particularly given first homes are increasingly out of reach and long-term health issues may not be fully covered by existing services.

Or we don’t want to see our gifts mis-targeted or immediately consumed, not knowing how to ensure an ongoing legacy that works into the future on our own terms.

All of which can be why some hesitate to consider leaving a bequest to our community or favourite charity in our Will.

A perfect solution to these dilemmas is to create a philanthropic investment fund at your local community foundation, which guarantees perpetual support for what you care about, based on a Deed of Gift.

Momentum Waikato is the region’s community foundation, covering from the Bombays and the Coromandel down to Te Kuiti and Tokoroa, one of 17 such locally driven foundations across the country.

We’d be happy to meet with you at your home or workplace to discuss the range of ways we can help you create a meaningful legacy, with no obligation.

Momentum exists to contribute significantly to the development of the Waikato in ways that will make it an even more appealing and desirable place to live for generations to come.

A Better Waikato for everyone, forever.

I’m very pleased to be the first Momentum Waikato Generosity Ambassador and would welcome the opportunity to present to your service club, business group or community organisation about the projects we already support and how we can facilitate your giving wishes. Contact me at tim@momentumwaikato.nz.