Ambassadors are crucial

The Foundation’s Ambassador Program has evolved to include individuals, families, donors, sponsors and businesses committed to benefiting Buderim. And the success of the  Foundation relies heavily on the amount of time and talent Ambassadors are willing to give. There are many ways to become involved… it can be very satisfying and a great way to meet people.

In recognition of the extraordinary service provided by Ambassadors the Foundation established the Les Day Medal. This medal is named after the late Les Day who was a founding Director of the Buderim Foundation and first Treasurer. His involvement was crucial to the early development and success of the Foundation. The Les Day Medal is the Foundation’s highest accolade and awarded only occasionally to recognise especially high levels of service.  

Ambassador Alex Sweet received the Les Day Medal in 2014 for her outstanding work and dedication. Since the Foundation was launched in 2004, Alex has used her graphic design skills to establish the Foundation’s visual brand. Over the years she has produced advertisements, brochures, flyers, newsletters, annual reports, banners and signage. She has also been responsible for the development, design and on-going maintenance of the Foundation’s website.

In 2019, Sally Caddy, the Foundation’s long-serving Administration Officer, became the second recipient of the Les Day Medal. Sally stepped into the Administration Officer’s role in January 2011 and her work commitment, and the number of hours she has dedicated to all sections of the organisation, have been exceptional. She has attended, and written the minutes for over 100 Board meetings and her day-to-day administration work keeps the various committees within the Foundation integrated. Thank you Sally! 

Ambassadors are essential to the ongoing success of the Foundation. We’d love you to join!
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