Henry A Rosso Award for Philanthropy
Henry Rosso’s contribution to ethical fundraising in New Zealand, America and other parts of the world has long been recognised. For over five decades he advanced the work and lives of fundraising professionals.
Hank is one of the most beloved and respected masters in the fundraising field; recognised as the person who has most shaped present fundraising practice and theory. His teaching and efforts were instrumental in founding The Fund Raising School, a programme at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, USA.
In 1985, he made one of several teaching visits to New Zealand, and along with James Mutch (through Zealandia Associates) ran a series of fundraising workshops. The funds left over from those workshops was held to benefit fundraising in New Zealand. That sum eventually doubled and the Henry A Rosso Award was subsequently established.
Henry A Rosso Award for Philanthropy - Roll of Honour
2014 James T Mutch
2012 Frank Claridge
2010 Hon Peter Dunne
2001 Sir Stephen Tindall
Sir John Todd
Sir Roy McKenzie
2000 Dame Rosemary Horton
1996 JB Munro
1993 John Dear
1992 Erica Brash