our-team-hilaryHilary Sumpter
Auckland Communities Foundation (ACF)
Auckland, New Zealand
ph: 09 631 7203 / mobile: 027216 3123

Hilary Sumpter has been the CEO of the Auckland Communities Foundation since July 2013. She is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Auckland Communities Foundation and for ensuring that ACF is effectively positioned to achieve the projected growth in the context of the strategic plan.

The CEO’s role is to be the face of the organisation and to work with Donors to facilitate their giving aligned with their passions and issues and working with the rest of the ACF team to identify the needs of the greater Auckland Community.

Hilary joined ACF having previously worked as a consultant across the three sectors working in strategic and organisational development. She is an experienced public speaker and facilitator, particularly in the community.

Prior to her current role Hilary was the CEO of YWCA Auckland. Hilary was Director of Crisp Limited – a consulting agency specialising in the creative industries, and Director of the Arts Promotion Trust in Northland where she was responsible for strengthening the sector and supporting economic development for the region through the creative industries. She is a board member of Outward Bound, Trustee of Leadership NZ, an independent director of Akarana Rugby league and a Board Member of the Community Foundations of New Zealand. She was previously a Vice President of the National Council of Women – Auckland and has spent time on various boards in the Arts sector. Hilary has an MA – Arts Management from Whitecliff College.

Auckland Communities Foundation
“Live Auckland, Love Auckland, Give Auckland”

Our Community Foundation which was established in 2010 follows the model from the United States. We are a donor services organisation which works with generous individuals to support worthy causes so as to make Auckland as good as it can be - for everyone.

Over the next 15 years we will be growing a significant endowment fund and we aim to have $20m under management by 2020, so as to support the issues of the day in our fabulous region.

Our small team works with the three principles of a Community Foundation:
Donor/Philanthropy Services
Community Leadership/Knowledge