Dilworth Advancement

Advancement's mission is to build a positive and sustainable philanthropic culture of giving of time, talent and treasure to Dilworth, for the benefit of our students, the School, and our entire community.

Dilworth Advancement supports Dilworth School and Trust Board in all their philanthropic endeavours, community engagement and alumni relations work. 

We know that giving is joyful and we are here to assist anyone interested in such things as: 

  • volunteering their time at any of our 3 campuses; 
  • sharing their skills and/or experience with our students and staff; or
  • donating gifts (in-kind or financial) to support the delivery of Dilworth’s incredible mission.

Meet the team

Emma Zigan – Director of Advancement
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Email e.zigan@dilworth.org.nz 
Mobile phone 021 0855 0656

Emma brings a wealth of local and international Advancement (Philanthropy and Alumni & Community Engagement) experience to Dilworth and looks forward to meeting all our Old Boys, alumni and supporters and assisting them in engaging in meaningful ways with Dilworth.


Neil Ritchie – Young Alumni Officer 

Email alumni@dilworth.school.nz)

Former Senior Campus Head and now an alumni staff member himself, Neil brings Dilworth knowledge and understanding to this role supporting our most recent leavers, the ‘young alumni’.


Usar Sabri – Advancement Database Administrator
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Email advancement@dilworth.org.nz)

Ensuring that we have the best information to work with and updated database systems, Usar is dedicated to supporting the work of Advancement and all Dilworth alumni and supporters.

Contact any of our Advancement team to talk about how you would like to get involved with Dilworth. 

Remember, giving feels good and we acknowledge and appreciate all kinds of giving – of time, of talent and of treasure. Your generous support is needed and always welcome, as we look to maintain and grow the incredible legacy laid down by our founders.