Making a gift in your Will

Be the support waiting in the wings

A night at the ballet is a much-loved tradition in many families. Many of us have happy memories of enjoying a first Royal New Zealand Ballet performance with a grandparent or parent and have since shared that same wonderful experience with a child. Remembering us in your will shares that tradition with future generations of New Zealanders. Your gift, no matter what the size, will offer lasting support to the RNZB and help to ensure that the living artform that you love today continues to flourish in the future.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a registered charity and gratefully receives any donations you may wish to make today or in the future. If you are considering planning a gift in your will, we encourage you to do so by directing your gift to The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand Trust.

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand is an independent charitable trust (registration number CC47241) created to support, promote and advance classical ballet in New Zealand. The Foundation aims to build up an endowment fund from which it will make grants in support of professional classical ballet in New Zealand. By planning to leave a gift to the Foundation, you will be supporting the long-term success of both the RNZB and the artform more broadly.

A gift can be of any size and needn't be cash - it could be property, a work of art, shares or a portion of whatever is left of your estate after you have provided for your family. The Foundation's Trustees would be delighted to discuss any ideas that you might have. Suggestions on appropriate wording for your will can be found here.

If you have already made arrangements to leave a gift to the Royal New Zealand Ballet or to The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand and are happy to let us know, we would love to hear from you so that we may acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime, through inclusion in the company's programmes and by involving you and your family in the company's work.

For more information, or to begin a confidential discussion about making a gift in your will, please contact RNZB Philanthropy Manager, Liesl Nunns, on (04) 381 9030.

You may also write to the Foundation at PO Box 10731, Wellington 6143, New Zealand.

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand Trustees:
Jane Meares (chair)
Anne Blackburn
John Meehan
Mark Sandelin
Lady Susan Satyanand
Geoff Thomas

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