AJ Park has announced a flagship community partnership with New Zealand not-for-profit organisation, the Graeme Dingle Foundation (the Foundation). The partnership marks a three-year commitment to support the Foundation in fulfilling its mission to help tamariki and rangatahi overcome life’s obstacles and realise potential.
With a vision of making Aotearoa the best place in the world to be young, the Foundation works with schools, businesses and communities to encourage young Kiwis to realise their potential across different life stages. Since 1995, the programme has improved the attitudes, confidence and academic results of 300,000 young people and put them on a trajectory to realise and reach their goals.
Commenting on the partnership, AJ Park Managing Director, Dr Andrea Dickens said, “We’re really excited about the partnership and the difference we can make by inspiring young Kiwis when thinking about their career opportunities.
Community giving has always been an important component of the culture at AJ Park, so with the combined passion of the Foundation and our people, I believe we can make an impact on the lives of the next generation.
Foundation Founder, Sir Graeme Dingle said, “For over 27 years, we have positively impacted the lives of young people across Aotearoa.
“Through AJ Park’s financial support and engagement, the Foundation will be able to support more tamariki and rangatahi through its programmes, resulting in a better New Zealand.”
As a member firm of the IPH Group, community engagement forms an important part of the group’s corporate responsibility. IPH’s Volunteering Policy allows people up to a day’s leave to volunteer and give back to the community through recognised programmes. With IPH’s strong footprint in the Asia Pacific, other member firms engage in similar initiatives across Australia, with opportunities being explored in Asia.
For more about the Graeme Dingle Foundation, visit www.dinglefoundation.org.nz.