We care, advocate for and champion the safety of all the players in the game we love.


The Pettigrew Giving Circle has been set up to honour the generosity of individuals or companies who make significant financial gifts to the Foundationin the spirit of one of OUR founders, philanthropist Sir Russell Pettigrew.

Becoming a member, either as an Individual or Corporate Member, provides an opportunity for like-minded supporters of the Foundation to come together as a collective to achieve our shared vision: Zero serious injuries in rugby, and ensure that any player seriously injured is supported for life.

If you'd like to know more about joining the Pettigrew Giving Circle, as an Individual or Corporate Member at any tier level, please contact Ben Sturmfels 0211441148 or email ben@rugbyfoundation.nz


  • It’s a great way to meet and associate with like-minded peoplein the rugby community.

  • Members receive and bespoke and tailored acknowledgement package

  • Be part of a group making a tangible difference to people’s lives.

  • You'll be invited to attend exclusive member only annual events

  • Individual donors are entitled to claim 33.3% of their gift back through tax deductions.​​​​​​​