From the Momentum Waikato Annual Report 2021 - see full report in PDF.
Te Awamutu College and its students are the benefactors of a named fund set up with Momentum Waikato in late 2020.
The Rogers Charitable Trust, set up in 1995 to support Te Awamutu College and its students, transferred $50,000 to establish the ‘Te Awamutu College Foundation Fund’, providing a secure perpetual funding stream that its alumni and families can grow.
While some donors already support scholarships via the community foundation, this is the first such school support initiative invested in the regional endowment.
Principal Tony Membery (pictured) thanked the Rogers Charitable Trust for its decades of support and the initial gift to launch the Fund.
Craig Yarndley, the Chairperson of Te Awamutu College Board and a Rogers Charitable Trust board member, said previous grants have funded a range of support for the school, from vans and furniture, to property development and scholarships.
Te Awamutu College is currently planning an all-seasons covered multisport-turf field, a wonderful project that everyone in the community can support by making a donation to the Te Awamutu College Foundation Fund – visit momentumwaikato.nz/donate.
Momentum Waikato recognises that strong schools are a foundation for robust communities, so is always keen to help grow financial resources for local kids’ and teens’ education. The new Te Awamutu College Foundation Fund is a great example of what’s possible.