Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

6 December 2012


T G Macarthy Trust celebrates centenary of giving

The T G Macarthy Trust is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a special one-off contribution of $40,000 to 40 toy libraries across the lower North Island, says Public Trust Chief Executive Graeme Hansen.

“The T G Macarthy Trust is the oldest and one of the largest charitable trusts in the Wellington region. It has given $61 million to more than a thousand education providers, charitable organisations and community groups since its establishment in 1912.

“This year alone the trust is distributing $2.8 million to hundreds of local charities, schools and other educational institutions. Many small community organisations like the toy library that are supported by the trust will benefit their communities in a significant way.

“None of this would be possible without the foresight of Wellington businessman Thomas George Macarthy to create an enduring legacy,” Mr Hansen said.

Thomas George Macarthy was a successful Wellington businessman who established the trust in his will to benefit charitable and educational causes within the old Wellington province. The trust continues to support a number of different causes related to children and families in their community.

As successful as Mr Macarthy was in business, that success has been eclipsed by the sheer magnitude of his charitable giving. Few people have made such a large and sustained contribution to communities in the greater Wellington region as Mr Macarthy.

Public Trust is the trustee of the T G Macarthy Trust, providing it with investment expertise as well as administering applications and payment of grants.

ENDS

Photos and videos from the presentation of the donation at the Miramar Toy Library are available on request.

For more information see the notes for editors below or contact Public Trust:


Notes for editors

About the T G Macarthy Trust

The T G Macarthy Trust is a perpetual charitable trust established by Wellington businessman Thomas George Macarthy in 1912 to support charitable and educational causes in the former Wellington province (the lower North Island).

Since 1912 $61 million has been distributed to over a thousand education providers, charitable organisations and community groups.

The T G Macarthy board is comprised of the Governor-General, a representative of the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Wellington and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington.

Public Trust is the trustee for the T G Macarthy Trust. In this role it advises the Board on investment and grant strategies and performs the administrative functions including management of applications, distribution of grants, and evaluation of the social impact of grants.

Thomas George Macarthy followed the gold rushes in Victoria, Otago and the West Coast before settling in Wellington in 1877 as a brewer and hotelier. As well as being a successful businessman Mr Macarthy actively participated in public affairs and was a Director of the Bank of New Zealand and President of the Wellington Racing Club as well as holding many other offices.

For more information on the T G Macarthy Trust see www.tgmacarthytrust.org.nz.

About Public Trust

Public Trust provides enduring, comprehensive estate management services.

Formed 140 years ago many New Zealanders trust us with their affairs because of our legal and financial services experience. We are New Zealand’s largest trustee organisation and have been working for New Zealanders since 1873. Our independence is guaranteed under the Public Trust Act 2001.

We look after more estates than anyone else: about 6,000. We also look after 470 charitable trusts like the T G Macarthy Trust.

For more information on Public Trust see www.publictrust.co.nz.

List of toy libraries benefiting from the grant


Central North Island

• Taihape

• Waimarino

• Waiouru

Lower Hutt

• Alicetown

• Eastbourne

• Great Start

• Lower Hutt

• Petone

• Stokes Valley

• Upper Hutt

• Wainuiomata

• Western Hills

Manawatu-Wanganui

• Wanganui

• Bulls

• Feilding

• Manawatu

• Rangitikei

Wairarapa

• Carterton

• Featherston

• Greytown

• Martinborough

• Masterton

• Pahiatua

Wellington

• Brooklyn

• Island Bay

• Johnsonville

• Kapiti

• Karori

• Khandallah

• Levin

• Miramar

• Newlands

• Ngaio

• Northland

• Otaki

• Plimmerton

• Pukerua Bay

• Tawa-Linden

• Wadestown

• Whitby

A full list of all recipients of grants in 2012 (totalling $2.8 million) is also available on request.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news