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Hugh Green 1931- 2012
Maryanne Green, the eldest daughter of Irish philanthropist and businessman the late Hugh Green (1931 – 2012), known in Ireland as Hugo, founded the Hugo Charitable Trust in May 2017 to continue Hugh’s philanthropic legacy and to give back to the people of New Zealand. Maryanne worked closely at Hugh’s side for over 25 years where she developed a deep understanding of Hugh’s philanthropic priorities and
“Hugh loved both Ireland and New Zealand equally and he believed passionately that education was the key to a better New Zealand”, she said. “The Hugo Charitable Trust is committed to honouring Hugh’s life work and building on his legacy for the future benefit of New Zealand with new ideas, new ways and new directions for the future.”
Since 2017, the Trust has donated just over $9 million to a wide range of charities and causes. Its areas of focus are wide-ranging and include medical research, education, help to those with physical or mental health care needs, and support for social programmes.
To learn more about Hugo’s charitable purposes and the organisations and individuals the Trust supports, visit and read Hugo’s latest Newsletter
& Annual Report. The Trust is always on the lookout for great causes to support.