Legacy Trust is a registered charitable trust, the owner of Legacy Funerals and other funeral business interests.

Legacy Trust.

Giving back.

Part of what makes us unique is that Legacy Funerals is owned by Legacy Trust, a registered charitable trust committed to giving back. This means that profits from our services go right back into the community. 

With your help, we have gifted over $3.5 million to charities, schools, local organisations and many other incredible causes, truly enabling your loved ones to create a lasting legacy. 

About

Legacy Trust.

Legacy Trust is responsible for the management of business operations and the annual distribution of all profits from the business for the good of the respective communities in which it operates.

Each year, the Trust makes a full disclosure of fund distribution. Since Legacy Trust was formed in 2007, over $3.5 million has been gifted - generosity that is only possible because of the choice families have made in choosing Legacy Funerals. Our costs are comparable to others, yet we offer added value through benefits to our local communities.

Some of the charities and organisations to have received support include: Waipuna Hospice, Surf Lifesaving Bay of Plenty, Parkinson’s Association, Rescue Helicopter, Riding for the Disabled, local colleges, Tauranga Foodbank, Tauranga Arts Festival, Tauranga Rugby Union and the Foundation for Youth Development.

Our story.

In 2007, Tauranga’s Gregory Brownless - then owner of Woodhill and Tauranga Park Funeral Homes, made a decision that would change his life and the lives of others in the community around him.

Driven by a longstanding desire to give something back to the people who had given him so much, and convinced that there were others who wanted to make a similar lasting gesture, Greg decided to literally give his business to the community. And so, Legacy Funerals and the Legacy Trust were created.

The impact of Legacy Trust

so far.

$3,500,000+
Of funds have been gifted back into our local communities.
400+
Organisations have received grants from Legacy Trust.
Since 2007.
We've been helping New Zealanders leave a truly lasting legacy.

Legacy Trust

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Prior community

distributions.

Each year, the Trust makes a full disclosure of the charities and organisations to have received support. Profits from Legacy Funerals are distributed by Legacy Trust.

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Our Trustees.

Greg Brownless.

While Greg no longer receives a salary or benefit from the funeral business which he formerly owned, his family trust continues to own the Woodhill and Tauranga Park funeral home premises. In this way he receives rental income. It is intended that these properties will be gifted to The Acorn Foundation upon his death.

Bill Holland.

Bill Holland is a partner of local law firm Holland Beckett. He has had extensive community involvement including Tauranga Boys' College Board of Trustees (chairperson - 12 years), Tauranga Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow and past-president), YMCA (chairperson - 5 years), Tauranga Rowing Club (life member), Acorn Foundation (founding Chair) and Tauranga Old Boys' Rugby Club (secretary).  He is currently a Priority One Board member, the Chair of TECT, and he serves as a trustee on a number of community-based trusts.

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