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Your support is transforming lives. Let’s celebrate together.

We’re pleased to invite you to our 2023 awards evening, Transforming Lives on Tuesday, 2 May, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, in Mount Eden, Auckland

Below, you’ll find the details of how to RSVP for your ticket, share the invitation and add your support for the evening. Thank you for being part of the First Foundation community. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Transforming Lives – Awards Ceremony 2023


Our 2023 Awards Evening has the theme of Transforming Lives because that’s what your contribution enables. Every First Foundation scholarship profoundly impacts the futures of our scholars, their whānau and their communities.

Our awards night is a rare chance to hear from those about to embark on their journey and others who are graduating and on powerful new pathways. We know you’ll be inspired.

This event is the highlight of First Foundation’s year, and we hear it’s the same for everyone who attends. The eloquence of our young people is staggering. The changes to their futures are breathtaking. Be sure to bring a handkerchief because dry eyes are rare; you’ll feel first-hand the pride and wonder each scholar’s family experiences.

We’re greatly looking forward to welcoming our new scholarship recipients, congratulating our graduates and announcing our 2023 Trustee Awards winner. The evening will be all the better if you can join us!

When: Tuesday 2 may, 6-9pm
Where: 25 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
Dress Code: Smart/Business
Please RSVP on Eventfinda by Friday 21 April


RSVP now to secure your ticket and seat

You can RSVP and secure your seat by visiting our Eventfinda page here.

Zahra Habibi

Zahra Habibi

Gawith Deans Family Trust Scholar


Jaxson Tautala-Hanita

NZTE Scholar

Jessica Vandermeer

Jessica Vandermeer

Spark New Zealand Scholar

Icthus Choo

Icthus Choo

Fletcher Building Scholar

Noah Appleby

Noah Appleby

NZCT Scholar