A tribute to Chloe Wright, a remarkable woman and philanthropist

by Sir Peter Gluckman

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chloe Wright, a cherished member of our Koi Tū family and a remarkable donor to our organisation. On behalf of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, we extend our condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.

Chloe’s unwavering support as CEO and co-founder of the Wright Family Foundation has left an indelible mark on our organisation. Her generosity and dedication were instrumental in establishing the Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health at Koi Tū, which has had a profound impact on our ability to provide the latest evidence-based research to policy and decision makers. She enabled the career development of our researchers, Senior Research Fellow Dr Felicia Low (pictured above right with Chloe) and Research Analyst Chloe Wilkinson, ensuring that their work will continue to benefit society for years to come.

Chloe’s commitment to our cause went beyond the Knowledge Hub. Her recent commitment through the Wright Family Foundation (the most significant donation Koi Tū has yet received) is a testament to her visionary philanthropy. The three-year programme led by Hema Sridhar will explore the impact of technology on social cohesion and society. Chloe’s generosity has opened up new avenues for Koi Tū to address long-term societal challenges and to create a better future for all New Zealanders.

Her support was truly transformational. It has been a game changer for the vital work we do in New Zealand, ensuring that we can continue making a real difference in shaping our nation’s future.

Chloe’s legacy will forever be intertwined with Koi Tū’s mission to inform and inspire a brighter future. Her passion for New Zealand and its people, especially mothers and children, will be deeply missed.

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