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People-powered impact

People-powered impact

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2022 People-powered impact Lee and Penny Stevens show the power of relationships and community. Philanthropists, Lee and Penny Stevens show how much of a ripple effect their generosity creates – especially when combined with others in the First...
Gisborne Scholars are Shining Lights

Gisborne Scholars are Shining Lights

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2021 Gisborne Scholars are Shining Lights At First Foundation, we often talk about our scholarships’ positive ripple effect on communities. And at Gisborne Girls’ High School, you can see this in action. Five Gisborne Girls have become First...
Our Active Board Leads by Example

Our Active Board Leads by Example

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2021 Our Active Board Leads by Example One of First Foundation’s greatest assets is its board. Like everyone in our community, our trustees care deeply about supporting our scholars to successful futures. As a board, they offer governance,...
Decades of difference

Decades of difference

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2021 Decades of difference Ali Farid was part of the first cohort of First Foundation Scholars 23 years ago. When we caught up with him, he was thrilled to hear the programme’s impact is greater than ever. Ali says being a First Foundation scholar...