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Buderim Foundation hosts Bequest Seminar for Coast’s legal fraternity

Around 35 members of the Coast’s legal fraternity joined Foundation Members and directors at a seminar on June 14 to hear about the Buderim Foundation’s role in building a stronger community through philanthropy. Presenters included His Honour, Judge John M Robertson, Foundation Grants Committee Chair, Lisa Edward, Carvosso and Winship Partner and former Foundation Chair, Gary Hopkins and Allen Hertel from Focus Chartered Accountants.

MC and former chair of the Foundation’s Fund Development Committee Swain Roberts said the purpose of the seminar was to engage with this important and influential audience and raise awareness of the Foundation across the community. He also said that with the Buderim Foundation now firmly established as Buderim’s respected philanthropic organisation, there are many good reasons why making a bequest to the Foundation should figure in conversations about estate planning and people’s legacy for the future.

Guests also heard that:

  • Since launching in 2004, the Foundation has managed to roughly double the funds held in its two Trusts every three years. This balance now sits at just over $1.4m
  • September this year will see the 10th year of grants to community organisations that benefit the Buderim community taking the total to more than $400,000 awarded to well in excess of 70 local organisations
  • Additionally, the Foundation has facilitated the distribution of $132,500 in Back to School vouchers to families requiring assistance. This program is managed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and is supported by our local Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs
  • And of course, there’s the countless hours of time, talent and energy contributed by a small army of highly committed volunteers devoted to ensuring the Foundation continues to grow and achieve its goals.
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2017 GRANT round is open – GET CRACKING!

The Buderim Foundation’s 2017Community Grants Program gets underway on Friday June 2. Now in its tenth consecutive year, eligible community groups benefitting the Buderim community are encouraged to apply for grants up to $10,000.

Lisa Edward, Chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee said that this year, successful grant applicants were likely to share a total grant pool of approximately $60,000.

The 2017 grants will be in addition to more than $340,000 already granted to more than 60 community groups since the Foundation’s grants program began in 2008.

Ms. Edward said “Grant giving to community organisations is the Foundation’s core business and is at the very heart of its purpose. We are delighted that grants will once again flow to the community for a wide range of worthy community initiatives.”

“Our policies and guidelines for the 2017 round are user-friendly the application process is quite straight forward. We believe this makes it easier for volunteer-run organisations to apply,” said Ms. Edward.

“Everything you need to know about applying for a Buderim Foundation grant can be found in the Grant Application Guide on our website. We are encouraging organisations to visit our website to check the guidelines to see if they are eligible. www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/how-to-apply/

Eligible applicants will need to apply online using the user-friendly application form. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, July 14.

Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2017 annual community grants celebration on Saturday, September 9.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation whose purpose is to build a stronger Buderim community by harnessing the power of giving. It does this by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects. More information can be found on our website.

A Helping Hand to assist local families

School expenses such as clothing, shoes and stationery supplies can be challenging for many families. So, the Buderim Foundation is proud to be a part of the 2017 FRRR Back to School Program that offers $50 Target vouchers to families who require some assistance.
Managed by The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), this program supports students and their families who attend schools in our local area. This year, with significant financial support from our local Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs, the Buderim Foundation is able to distribute 250 Target vouchers valued at $50 each, a total worth of $12,500.
Buderim Foundation Chair, Heinz Seeberg said the Buderim Foundation was proud to work with local schools and not-for-profit organisations to distribute the vouchers to ensure the families and children in the greatest need obtain the most benefit from the program, whilst maintaining privacy for all involved.
“In 13 years, thanks to the generous support of FRRR, Buderim Lions and Rotary Clubs, we have been able to distribute $132,500 worth of vouchers,” Mr Seeberg said. The vouchers will be distributed direct to families by local schools including Buderim Mountain State School, Mountain Creek Primary School and Chancellor State College, as well as
community organisations including St Vincent de Paul, SunnyKids, Community Solutions and the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program.
Mountain Creek State School Chaplain Anthony Pulford said the vouchers were a great little surprise for the families, giving a little bit of extra money which anyone raising children could relate to.
“These vouchers will be distributed to parents who are struggling to find the money to purchase school items such as uniforms, clothing, shoes, bags and stationery items needed throughout the school year. We have always found them a tremendous support to families in difficult situations. The school is very appreciative for the Buderim Foundation’s ongoing generous support of our local community,” Chappy Ant said.
Mr Seeberg said the Foundation had been overwhelmed by the feedback we have received in previous years. Families are surprised and delighted by the vouchers.
The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.

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A fabulous Sunday afternoon of music in a sensational setting Sunday, 20th November

Join us on the lawn under a marquee with spectacular views of the coastline as you sit back and enjoy two incredible acts.

Sunday, 20th November at 34 Horseshoe Bend……12noon ‘til 6pm
This special event brings together The Wizard – Andrew Farrell and the M7 support act by popular demand following the success of their last Foundation music afternoon. This is your chance for more of the same great music, with food, wine and the setting to make it a very special occasion.

All proceeds are being directed to the Foundation’s Youth Sub-Fund.

For all the details, download the flyer here.

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The Buderim Foundation is pleased to present its fourth “Fine Wine Raffle”, featuring a selection of stunning red and white wines selected and donated by our own wine aficionado and Foundation Member, David Edwards.

We would greatly appreciate your help in selling these tickets (of which in total there are only 2000 available!). Funds generated from this year’s raffle will be shared equally between the Foundation’s Open Trust and the BWMCA sub-fund and will help to make Buderim an even better place in the future!

Please note that the stubs and payment or any unsold tickets must be returned no later than Friday 21st October, in time for the big Prize Draw at our ‘Splash of Red’ Garden Gathering on Friday 4th November.

If you require purchase of tickets and ticket books or need to arrange collection of monies and stubs, please contact:
Gary Dillon 5443 2844 (Work) or 0412 025 425 (AH).

Tickets are available from the Old Post Office Information Centre, 4 Burnett St, Buderim.

Good luck to you all and thank-you for your support!

Ticket Price $10.00

PRIZE LIST

1St Prize
★★★★★ 1989 Penfolds Grange Shiraz 1.5Lt

2nd Prize
★★★★★ 1988 Wynns Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5Lt
★★★★★ 1988 Penfolds Grange Shiraz 750 ml

3rd Prize
★★★★★ 1994 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 Lt
★★★★★ 1993 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz  750 ml

4th Prize
★★★★★ 1995 Moss Wood Cabernet  Sauvignon 1.5Lt
★★★★★ 1991 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz

5th Prize
★★★★★ 1997 Yalumba Signature Cab Sauv Shiraz 1.5Lt
★★★★★ 1996 Peter Lehmann Mentor Cabernet 750 ml

6th Prize
★★★★★ 1992 Wynns Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
★★★★★ 1996 Wynns Michael Shiraz 750 ml
★★★★★ 1993 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

7th Prize
★★★★★ 1995 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
★★★★★ 1998 Lindermans Limestone Ridge Shiraz Cabernet 750 ml
★★★★★ 1998 St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml

8th Prize
★★★★★ 1996 Glatzer Shiraz 750 ml    5★
★★★★★ 1997 Cullens Cabernet Merlot  750 ml    5★
★★★★    1996 Moss Wood Semillon 750 ml    4★

9th Prize
★★★★    1994 Leasingham Shiraz J Watson Trophy Winner 750 ml

★★★★    2003 Moss Wood Chardonnay 750 ml

BOOK BUYERS Prize
★★★★★ 1993 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 1.5Lt
★★★★    2001 Rosemount Traditional J Watson Trophy Winner 750 ml

Ratings: Robert Geddes MW and Robin Bradley Gold Book of Australian Wine Vintages

GRANTS

Grant applications sought as Buderim Foundation’s 2016 program gets underway

The Buderim Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program gets underway on Friday June 24. Now in its ninth consecutive year, eligible community groups benefitting the Buderim community are encouraged to apply for grants up to $10,000.

Lisa Edward, Chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee said that this year, successful grant applicants were likely to share a total grant pool of approximately $60,000.

The 2016 grants will be in addition to more than $220,000 already granted to 54 community groups since the Foundation’s grants program began in 2008.

Ms. Edward said “Grant giving to community organisations is the Foundation’s core business and is at the very heart of its purpose. We are delighted that grants will once again flow to the community for a wide range of worthy community initiatives.”

“We have reviewed our policies and guidelines for the 2016 round and have introduced a more user-friendly application process which we believe will make it easier for volunteer-run organisations to apply,” said Ms. Edward.

“Everything you need to know about applying for a Buderim Foundation grant can be found in the Grant Application Guide on our website. We are encouraging organisations to visit our website to check the guidelines to see if they are eligible.

www.buderimfoundation.org.au/grants/how-to-apply/

Eligible applicants will need to apply online using the user-friendly application form. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, 29 July.

Successful applicants will be announced at the Foundation’s 2016 annual Good News event on Sunday, September 18.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Buderim and its residents by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects. Please donate today on our website.

Two inspiring Buderim Foundation breakfasts supporting youth

For immediate release: 24 May 2016

Two inspiring Buderim Foundation breakfasts supporting youth

The Buderim Foundation is hosting two breakfasts with a strong focus on supporting young people in the Buderim community.

With youth support as a core objective for the Foundation and with a number of successful youth projects under its belt, the Foundation is formalising its focus on youth needs by launching a specific Youth Sub-Fund. The breakfasts are an effective way to raise awareness about the purpose of this fund and to provide early momentum.

The first breakfast this Friday 27th May will feature Buderim Mountain State School’s Chappy Dave, Sunny Kids’ Chris Turner & Fusion’s Jesse O’Neil. They will discuss ‘Young people – their aspirations, their needs and their achievements’.

The second breakfast on June 17th will highlight the achievements of Young Australians of the Year Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, founders of Orange Sky Laundry. They will share the inspiring story of how they launched and grew their social enterprise ‘Orange Sky Laundry – so much more than a mobile laundry for the homeless’.

Foundation Chair Prof. Paul Clark said the Foundation’s breakfasts were not just about fund raising but a great opportunity for people to find out more about how young people are supported in the area and of course, how young people are inspiring others by their example.

Both breakfasts will be at the Buderim Tavern, 7am – 8.45am
Tickets $40
Secure your place by contacting Buderim Foundation:
E: info@buderimfoundation.org.au

Lending a Helping Hand to assist local families

[embed]https://youtu.be/Zy50oftuoY4[/embed]The Buderim Foundation is pleased to announce for the 12th consecutive year, that Student Assistance Vouchers will be provided to local families to help with the cost of everyday essentials for students.
The Buderim Foundation coordinates the distribution of 300 $50 gift cards from Target and The School Locker, to families in need from the 4556 postcode. The vouchers assist with the purchase of shoes, clothing for growing students or stationary supplies that enhance their learning environment.
The Student Assistance Project is funded by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) $12,500, Buderim Rotary Club ($2000) and Buderim Lions Club ($500), and then distributed through the Buderim Foundation.
Buderim Foundation Chair, Professor Paul Clark said the Foundation really enjoys working with Buderim organisations to get the vouchers to help ensure the families and children in the greatest need obtain the most benefit from the program, whilst maintaining privacy for all involved.
“We are really excited to have watched this program grow and are proud that over the past four years we have doubled the voucher numbers from 150 in 2012 to 300 in 2016, allowing us to reach more families,” Prof. Clark said.
“We have also distributed vouchers to the value of $120,000 over the twelve years the program has been running.”
The vouchers will be distributed direct to families by several local schools including Buderim Mountain State School, Mountain Creek Primary School and Chancellor State College, as well as community organisations including St Vincent de Paul, SunnyKids, and Community Solutions.

Buderim Mountain State School Chaplain Dave Larkin said the vouchers were a great little surprise for the families, giving a little bit of extra money which anyone raising children could relate to.

“It helps financially but it also gives them a boost and makes them feel connected and supported,” Chappy Dave said.

Paul Clark said the Foundation had been overwhelmed by the feedback we have received in previous years. Families are surprised and delighted by the vouchers.

“It’s definitely a win/win situation.”

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Youth Sub-Fund

It’s time for a specific fund focused on supporting the youth of Buderim.
The concept of Buderim Foundation’s sub-funds is well established with the existing BWMCA Sub-Fund which supports the BWMCA community activities. The Foundation Board has agreed that a Youth Sub-Fund will be the next one. This will give the Foundation’s youth program a more secure future.
Foundation supporters have often said they would like to focus some of the Foundation’s support on the younger members of our community.  Over recent years the Foundation has provided around $70,000 in its Youth in Philanthropy Projects (YIPP) and Community grants specifically for youth oriented projects, not to mention the more than $100,000 channelled into the school community in the form of School vouchers.
So what is a sub-fund?  It is a fund that allows donors to express a wish that the earnings from their donation or bequest will be used specifically to support youth in our community.
As youth is a large and growing segment of our community, their special needs will only grow in the future. At a recent Sunshine Coast youth summit and at a Generation Innovation Future Visioning forum, younger members of community have expressed specific concerns and challenges, some of which include:
•    Employment opportunities
•    Drug and alcohol free recreational opportunities
•    Development of practical life skills
•    Limited activities for young people

If this is a concept that interests you, or you would like more information, please contact Heinz Seeberg, Chair of the Buderim Foundation’s Youth Committee.
E: heinz.seeberg@bigpond.com M: 0458 588433

SPIRITVOLUNTEERS

Volunteer army mobilising to deliver “Spirit of Buderim”

An army of willing Buderim volunteers will mobilise this weekend to deliver a very special publication to every home in the Buderim community.

The “Spirit of Buderim” publication is a joint initiative of the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) and the Buderim Foundation.

Buderim Foundation Chair Prof. Paul Clark said the 16-page publication celebrates the community’s achievements and seeks to explain how important our volunteers are in enriching the lives of every resident in the area.

“There are countless stories each and every day about those who give their time, their energy and their talent for the benefit of others while nourishing their own spirit in the process and the Spirit of Buderim aims to highlight just some of them,” Prof. Clark said.

This publication is the signature partnership initiative by the BWMCA and Buderim Foundation to mark Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (from December 7-13) and it will include information about many of the community organisations affiliated with the BWMCA so people can find out more and become involved if they wish.

2015 BWMCA President Simon Whittle said “Spirit of Buderim validates social researcher Hugh Mackay’s proposition that ‘It’s not where you live but how you live’. This is a timely message in the wake of Hugh’s recent visit to celebrate the BWMCA’s 70th anniversary and we hope it will resonate with all those who’ve chosen to call Buderim home.”

Mr. Whittle said what made the publication even more special was the way it will be delivered.

“17,000 copies have been printed and our army of volunteers will be pounding the pavements from the weekend of December 12 and 13 to deliver to every home in the Buderim area.

“We think this publication is really special and because it has information that is likely to be of value to every member of our community, we will be delivering to every single letterbox – this is not junk mail so we hope everyone will receive the publication in the spirit in which it has been created. If you see our volunteers on their rounds please say hello,” Mr. Whittle said.

If you would like to help with the delivery just turn up in the carpark behind the War Memorial Hall in Church Street between 9 and 10am on Saturday.

Additional copies of Spirit of Buderim will be available while stocks last from the Old Post Office from the middle of next week. They make a great reference for locals and something to send on to family and friends so they see why we choose to live where we live.



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