The annual ‘Drop Your Boss’ event calls on Aotearoa’s leaders to, quite literally, step out of their comfort zones to raise much needed funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Dan Allen-Gordon, WBOP regional manager of the Graeme Dingle Foundation said “Drop Your Boss is one of our most significant fundraisers each year. The generosity of the bosses and the donors enable us to continue our programmes and reach as many schools and rangatahi as possible.”
Not only is this year the biggest jump yet, with a skydive height of 12,000ft, but the funds raised will aid in the expansion of new youth programmes in the Western Bay of Plenty region. These include Kiwi Can, which teaches tamariki values such as integrity, respect and resilience, Career Navigator, which gives guidance around work and life choices, mentoring programme Stars, and Project K, a transformational wilderness adventure journey for low self-efficacy youth.
Allen-Gordon said, “This is huge for us and super exciting for our young people. We need to raise as much money as possible to make sure we can continue growing and working towards our goal of making our region the best place in the world to grow up.”
One of the bosses gearing up to take the leap next week is Scott McKenzie, CEO at property funds management company, PMG.