All sponsorship and funding enquiries should be directed to: Graham Seatter 09 446 2051
Our generous Community Sponsorship Programme Sponsors
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We are delighted to feature one of our Funding Partners or Commercial Sponsors every couple of months as a way of highlighting their good work and thanking them for their support. Take a look below at our current “Giving thanks” feature…
Chapman Tripp support for 40 years
The longest partnership between Hillary Outdoors and any sponsor has been with law firm Chapman Tripp. This relationship began when Hillary Outdoors (or OPC as it was then) first started over 40 years ago. Doug Wilson (1952-1990) was the first partner at Chapman Tripp to become a Trustee of OPC. Doug had a close friendship with Graeme Dingle (founder of OPC). When Doug sadly passed away in 1990, another partner of Chapman Tripp took his place as a Trustee – Rupert Wilson. Through Rupert’s involvement, the relationship with Chapman Tripp has grown over the years to that of a major sponsorship. Chapman Tripp has for many years provided free legal advice and other support to Hillary Outdoors. The firm has also used the facilities and instruction at Tongariro for management and professional team training retreats and for induction programmes for graduate intakes. Suzanne Janissen, a resource management Partner of the firm was a Trustee for 8 years until recently, continuing the close partnership and relationship between Chapman Tripp and Hillary Outdoors. We were delighted to welcome Rachel Dunne, a corporate Partner from Chapman Tripp, onto the Board recently and look forward to a rewarding partnership for both organisations in the future. Thank you for your significant support Chapman Tripp; with your help we are making a difference to the lives of many young New Zealanders.