Well-known Taupo solicitor, Michael Grantham has joined the Geyser Community Foundation Board of Trustees.
Appointed by the Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of the New Zealand Law Society, Mr Grantham says he’s looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the Foundation.
“Community foundations are different because they’re not about one single cause; they’re about a place and its people.”
“Donations are invested so they can grow and become long term reliable funding streams. It’s the income that’s earned which is distributed to worthy local causes year on year, forever.”
“It’s a great concept, which is the fastest growing form of philanthropy in the world today.”
Geyser’s chairman, Helene Phillips, also from Taupo, said Trustees were delighted to welcome Michael as a trustee.
“Trustees generously volunteer their time and expertise on Geyser’s Board and committees. Their knowledge and dedication help shape our work and ensure we remain in touch with the communities we serve.
“Based on a well-established globally successful model, the network has been growing in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003.
“Community foundations are independent, not-for-profit organisations; we run a lean model so we can keep fees low.”
Michael and his wife, Dineen established Grantham Law in Taupo in 2009. The firm now services the wider Taupo and Turangi region and assists with all aspects of general practise legal services.