Our commitment to you

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for common good. If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Dilworth, we make the following commitments:

  • We will always respect your privacy and any information about your donation will be handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • We recognise and appreciate that your Will is personal to you. Some donors choose not to tell us about gifts in their Will before their death. However, if you do tell us, (and we would sincerely appreciate knowing) we will respect your wishes in terms of how we contact and talk to you in the future.
  • We will handle whatever gift you leave us with care, sensitivity and respect.
  • We will use your gift carefully and cost-effectively so that it has the greatest impact and extend you the opportunity to connect with the work we do during your lifetime.
  • We will keep you informed of the organisation's mission, of the way the organisation is using our donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • We will keep you informed of the identity of those serving on the organisation's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • We will give access to the organisation's most recent charitable financial statements as part of being registered with Charities Services - Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai (CC32171) under the NZ Charities Act 2005.
  • We will be open about whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired solicitors.
  • We welcome you to ask questions when making a donation or a gift in your Will and you can expect to receive direct, prompt, and truthful answers.
  • We recognise that your philanthropic commitment to help us may develop over a significant period of time and we are committed long-term to making a difference to the education of young men from good families with personal or financial hardships in New Zealand.
  • Most importantly we will commit to the delivery of an excellent education and in assisting the development of good and useful men who positively contribute to New Zealand society.