donor background



Acknowledging the generosity of the four women donors, performance embraces
their vision – to foster and nurture local talent for a more vibrant community

performance collectively represents three Arts Trusts established from estates of these four Palmerston North women:


Evelyn Rawlins Arts Trust:
1 April - 30 April

Mavis and Beatrix Francis Arts Trust:
1 April - 30 April

Molly Atkinson Arts Trust:
1 October - 31 October


The Trustee
The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited -
Perpetual Guardian is the trading name of
Perpetual Trust Limited and The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited.
With 130 years of reputation, security and transparency, we have a strong presence in the charitable sector in New Zealand.


The Trustee is assisted by the following Advisory Board:

  • Morva Croxson
  • Junne Bendall
  • Barbara Jones
  • Dean McKerras
  • Sophia Parker
  • Sheree Merritt : Perpetual Guardian

    Perpetual Guardian
    PO Box 628 Palmerston North 4410
    Telephone: 06 953 6135

performance works quietly, without fanfare or publicity supporting individuals and organisations…We are focused on ensuring that you are able to benefit from an opportunity or a career development right at the time it is happening”