Who we are

We know giving back increases both employee engagement and brand resilience, but organising it can be time consuming and it’s hard to know what projects will result in the greatest impact. United Way New Zealand provides organisations with a suite of practical solutions to make CSR, corporate and employee giving and volunteering effective and easy. By partnering with United Way New Zealand, you can exponentially increase the impact of your CSR activity assisting many frontline charities across the country.  

We work with pre-assessed frontline charities across the country so you can rest assured your financial and volunteer investment goes where it will make the most impact.  


We partner with New Zealand organisations, large and small to deliver: 

  • Bespoke CSR programmes 
  • CSR consulting 
  • Corporate giving 
  • Employee one off and payroll giving 
  • Corporate volunteering 
  • Impact reporting 


Contact us for more information about how United Way New Zealand can help maximise the impact of your CSR and community engagement activity. 

Our Patrons

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Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM,QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand
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Michael Jones
All Black Legend
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Dave Cull
Former Mayor
Dunedin City Council

Our Board and Team

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John Gallaher
UWNZ Chair
Forsyth Barr
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Dora Langsbury
UWNZ Trustee
ARA Institute of Canterbury
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Deborah Lucas
Director Management
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Teresa Moore
Chief Executive
United Way New Zealand
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Heather Rankin
Grants Manager
United Way New Zealand
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Ian Leader
UWNZ Business Consultant
Local Works Ltd
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Sally O'Brien
National Partnerships Manager
United Way New Zealand

Our UWNZ Regional Ambassadors

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Catherine Reed
Canterbury Ambassador
Cavell Leitch
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Liz Shea
South Canterbury Ambassador
Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury
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Bob King
Otago Ambassador
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Rena Fifield
Manawatu/Horowhenua Ambassador
Crombie Lockwood
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Deidre Heenan