Donors are mainly long-term Buderim residents keen to give back to their community. Some give during their lifetime; some leave a bequest in their will and others use our Gifts in Memory Program to make a donation in memory of someone dear to them.

The late David Edwards (pictured above) was a man who believed in ‘philanthropy in kind’ and is remembered for his incredible donations of rare and valuable wine for raffles and Foundation events.

Loloma and Stuart Weir came to Buderim in 1977 and they donated a substantial amount of their time and, in later years, their treasure to the Buderim community. Loloma and Stuart firmly believed in the community foundation concept. Stuart died in 2004. Loloma started donating to the Foundation shortly after and continued to make substantial donations each year after that. Loloma died in late 2018 at the grand old age of 95. She was a very special lady and the Buderim Foundation’s most generous donor. 

The life stories of David Edwards, Stuart Weir and Loloma Weir can be read on the Gifts in Memory page. 

Buderim Foundation Sponsors

And it’s important to remember that the Foundation is supported every year by its three major sponsors, Buderim Pharmacy, Edenlea on Buderim and Sunshine Toyota. It is their ongoing financial contributions that cover the Foundation’s administration costs and allows the Foundation to state that “every dollar of every donation is invested and the interest used to provide grants to not-for-profit organisations in the 4556 postcode area.”

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