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At Perpetual Guardian we draw on over 130 years experience in the trustee industry and manage the largest number of registered Charitable Trusts in New Zealand. It is our privilege to administer over 650 Charitable and Endowment Trusts, on behalf of the generous legacies of our clients. This translates to over $30 million per annum invested in grants and scholarships. In addition to this, we are the only trustee company in New Zealand with an innovative Foundation offering and have long-standing experience in charitable investments. At Perpetual Guardian, we are a learning organisation focused on continuous improvement and emerging practice. As such we have relationships with other leading philanthropic organisations locally in New Zealand and are members and sponsors of Philanthropy New Zealand. We are inspired by numerous international organisations such as Grantmakers for Effective Organisations and the Ford Foundation.

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If you have questions regarding our philanthropy offering, would like to find out how you can leave an enduring legacy or would simply like to be added to our mailing list please email or contact our Philanthropy Services Manager.

Annette Culpan
Annette Culpan

Philanthropy Services Manager


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Annette Culpan has a background in philanthropy, business and the not-for-profit sector. She managed the Vodafone Foundation for nine years, sits on the Board of Directors for Philanthropy New Zealand and the Grief Centre Auckland and co- leads an advisory group for the Vodafone Foundation. She is a strategic advisor to Social Enterprise Auckland and is on the working group for the Social Enterprise World Forum. Annette is passionate about business-for-good and community-led collaborative approaches to drive social change. Annette believes in the ability of ordinary people to achieve extraordinary outcomes through generosity and action.

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