Donate to the Helen Tippett Award

Support women who intend to work in the construction industry or a related field to study architecture, building science, or business.

Professor Helen Tippett OBE was the first woman professor of architecture in Australasia and Dean of Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture from 1980-1983. A hard worker with a ‘no nonsense’ approach, Helen made a lasting contribution to architecture in Aotearoa through her expertise in project management and building controls. She was the first woman president of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the founding president of the New Zealand Institute of Building.

An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Helen supported setting up the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)—a non-profit association that encourages women to establish and sustain successful careers in the construction industry through networking and education.

By bank transfer

You can donate directly into our bank account:

Account Name: Victoria University of Wellington Foundation
Account Number: 06-0594-0044763-00
Bank: ANZ

Include your name and the project you are supporting in the reference section and email with your details, so we can acknowledge your gift and send a receipt.

By cheque

We are no longer able to accept cheques.

We can no longer bank foreign cheques except those in US dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, or British pounds. You can find out more on the ANZ website.

Giving from the UK, the US or Hong Kong

We have registered charities in the UK, US and Hong Kong, which means we can claim Gift Aid on your donation in the UK, or you can claim a tax deduction in the US and Hong Kong.