We don’t live forever...but we can leave something that will.
SC Health Endowment Fund
The SC DHB has decided to create a wonderful and significant sized endowment fund from this giving. Find out more
75% of these funds have been tagged for the Caroline Bay Aquatic Centre.
The remainder has been distributed to many community projects in the region, with a regional distribution of Waimate, Timaru and Mackenzie.
They owned Millers Transport which dealt in rural transport and delivery of goods throughout the district. They lived a very modest life and had no children.
Eric was left a paraplegic after an accident loading a truck, and Queenie cared for Eric until her death in 1977. After Queenie passed away, a number of people looked after Eric until his death in 1992 aged 85.
Alan Hubbard was a close friend of the Millers and assisted them with the decision to leave their estate to charity. His aim was to capitalise the income from the estate and bring it up to the 1 million mark.
With the creation of the Aoraki Foundation in 2009, RSM Law and Edward Sullivan (Executor of the estate) decided to create the Miller Endowment Fund so that their desire to give back to their community could be carried out now and forever.
Income from this fund is distributed to the South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund with the remainder divided between Timaru, Waimate and Mackenzie.
The Aoraki Foundation, on behalf of the people of South Canterbury, appreciate the generosity of these donors who have chosen to give to our local community with the aim of maintaining or improving their chosen causes for future generations.
Mackenzie Alumni Fund
Through his generosity, the Mackenzie College Alumni Fund was formed as a sub trust of the Aoraki Foundation.
The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships and grants to Mackenzie College students, to learn and grow through sport, culture and education opportunities.
Mr Smith's legacy will live on in the Aoraki South Canterbury district through the Len Smith Scholarship Fund, and the local community will reap the benefits of his generosity for many years to come.