Our Sponsors and Board

Kenzie's Gift acknowledges the following Trusts, Foundations and businesses for their support:

Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis

Foundation North

JA Redwood Charitable Trust

JM Thompson Charitable Trust

Jack & Majorie Ferrier Trust 

The Ted & Mollie Carr Endowment Trust

Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust

Lotteries NZ


Kiwanis NZSP District Foundation Trust

The Four Winds Foundation




Brinf it Online


Eftpos Now


Nutrition 360



Qwik Kiwi

Rotary International

Round the Bays

Scorching Triathlons

Sky City Auckland

Soul Sisters

Sovereign Sunshine

Variety Club

Variety Club

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

Engine Room

Fuji Xerox Staff Foundation


Practice Plus

Westlake Boys High School


Our Board 

Nic and Nigel

Nic Russell, CEO

Nic Russell founded Kenzie's Gift in 2006 with the intent of providing appropriate and research-based psychosocial support for children experiencing grief and loss within the family. Nic has a degree in Psychology, and a post graduate degree in Communications Management and PR, and currently sits on the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) Committee. 

Margaret Holmes

Mike McCrystal, Oncologist

A founding Board member, Dr McCrystal is a leading oncologist working in both public and private practice.  He graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1987 and completed an MD in cancer drug development in 2000. Mike has worked predominately in Auckland, where he has an interest in the genetics of melanoma and breast cancers. He has worked at Auckland Hospital Department of Clinical Oncology since 1999 and is an honorary senior lecturer in the discipline of oncology at Auckland University.


Joy Snook

Margaret Holmes, Chartered Accountant

Margaret is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in both corporate accounting and public practice.  Over the years she has developed a specialisation in strategic planning, particularly for small-medium sized businesses. She is also active in her local community, chairing the Pukekohe Business Association. In 2012 she was recognised as a Kiwibank Local Hero, a Franklin Community Volunteer Award and runner up in the Franklin Finest Leadership/Mentor category.

Margaret Holmes

Joy Snook, Executive

Joy, a mother, executive and keen sports person totally associates with founder of Kenzie’s Gift, Nic Russell from their very first meeting.  Nic’s resilience and purpose to help in the caring for the wellbeing of others drove Joy to become a member of Kenzie’s Gift board.  Joy is a talented, driven business management professional with extensive sales and client service experience ranging from small business to large enterprise clients. Her success has been based on building long term relationships founded on trust and integrity and enabling people to succeed. Joy feels privileged to be working with Kenzie’s Gift helping to deliver outcomes where those effected by serious illness or bereavement can go on to be content, contributing members of our society.