The Foundation was founded in 1999 with the enduring purpose of assisting the Hamilton Civic Choir to perform quality music to a high standard for inspiration and enjoyment of audiences and performers alike.
The original board was headed by former Mayor of Hamilton, Sir Ross Jansen, and membership included members of the choir and others prominent in supporting music in Hamilton, some of whom are still serving on the board. The Foundation has enjoyed the patronage and support of Sir William Gallagher, and is privileged to have Dame Malvina Major as its present patron.
The Foundation holds an endowment fund which generates income to provide the Hamilton Civic Choir with substantial support for special projects and back up for unforeseen circumstances. Donations to the Foundation qualify for a tax rebate as it is registered as a charitable organisation.
The current members of the board are:
- Ray Harlow, chairman
- Kath Barnsley, secretary
- Linda Rademaker, treasurer
- Hugh Goodman, trustee
- Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, trustee
- Koli Jayatunge, trustee (and liaison with Civic Choir committee)
- Brian Prestidge, trustee
If you would like to make a donation and/or a bequest to the Hamilton Civic Choir Foundation please contact:
Hamilton Civic Choir Foundation
P.O. Box 824