About Us

TANIA BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF SPORT TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE HOW TO BE THEIR BEST. THAT THE RULES OF THE GAME HELP GUIDE US ON AND OFF THE COURT OR THE FIELD.

The Tania Dalton Foundation has been established to ensure Tania’s passion for sport and for helping others lives on. The Foundation aims to make a meaningful difference to young New Zealanders in our community. It supports young New Zealanders, from all circumstances and stages of development, to unlock their talent and be their best selves.

“Tania will be remembered for an incredible sporting legacy, as one of New Zealand’s favourite sporting personalities. She was a naturally talented athlete who backed it up with guts and heart as a player and a team mate.

Even more than her sporting success though, she will be remembered for how she lived every day. She lived as we might all strive for – never on the side line, always in the action, bringing her A-game as standard… with a big heart and an easy smile, sucking the juice out of life.”

- Duane Dalton

Trustees

Tania Dalton Foundation is a registered Charitable Trust (CC54705) and is governed by a talented group of committed trustees, all of whom shared a special bond with Tania. They also share a passion for young people, sport and equality.

DUANE DALTON

  • – Established the Foundation to honour the memory of his adored wife Tania.
  • – Co CEO Pita Pit NZ
  • – Represented NZ in Surf Life Saving and Sprint Kayak
  • – Dad to 3 sporting children
  • TONY NICHOLSON

  • – Older brother of Tania
  • – Partner at Burton Partners
  • – Commerce and law degree
  • – Dad of 3 boys
  • STEVE JURKOVICH

  • – CEO of Kiwibank
  • – Law degree and MBA (with distinction) from Sydney University
  • – Extensive board experience
  • – Married with two teenage daughters
  • BERNICE MENE

  • – Former Silver Fern Netball captain
  • – Manager of Pinnacle Programme
  • – Keynote speaker, television presenter, on numerous boards
  • – Mother of three active children
  • SCOTT PRITCHARD

  • – CEO Precinct Properties
  • – Trustee Keystone Trust
  • – National Councillor for the Property Council of NZ
  • – Married with two teenage children
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