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.

We have learnt that most of our donors are not motivated by recognition… in fact they actively avoid it.  However, our 2018 Community Challenge donors have agreed to let us put their names on this web page in the hope that the list will motivate others to help the Foundation reach the 2018 Community Challenge goal of $2 million in the Fund. (The Fund stands at $1.85m after grants worth $75,586 were distributed to 23 community organisations in September 2018). 

2018 Community Challenge update 

The Foundation has received $433,000 from 89 donors since the launch of the 2018 Community Challenge in January 2018.

2018 Community Challenge Donors

Loloma Weir • Amaroo Drive Garage Sale • BATS (theatre performance) • Nik,Lisa,Zoe & Luca • Ensoll Family (garden music event) • Evelyn Cogill • Full Moon Happy Hour • Roy and Nola Thompson • Shirley McDonald • Tuesday Lunch Girls • Phil & Chris Martin • Ken Waddington & Michelle Hamer • Anne Atkinson • David and Val Simons • Jan Nelson • Russell & Sally • Geoffrey and Fran Matlock • Ngaire Roberts • Ron & Sally Caddy • Anthony & Sally Coates • Avril Staniland • Rhondda Taffs • Patsy Kimbell • Gary Dillon • Kerrie McGrath • Norm and Ellen deChastel • Paul Clark • Ivan & Sandra Mitchell • June Loxton (successful music event held in her home) • Broderick Family • Lynch Family • Simon & Sandy Whittle • Charlie & Jack Wood • Sandra Jeffries & Brian Cook • Russell & Anne Stitz • Aart & Bev Schouten • Graham Tamblyn • Tamblyn Family • Bernard Adcock • Natasha Read • Phil & Susan Hubble • Friends of Buderim • Marshall & Cherry Perron • Sophie Archibald • Corey, Amber & Maddie James • Angela Allison • Joyce Simper • Airlie Bell • Jocelyn Walker • Anne Webber • Mansell Family • Keith & Lyn Solomon • Plus eight anonymous donors

Business Donors 

DiBella Xpresso • Fencescape Fencing • Bank of Queensland, Buderim • Sunshine Toyota • McGrath Real Estate • Solely Bookkeeping • SCeNic Real Estate • Buderim Tavern 

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 contribution that covers the Foundation’s annual administration costs.

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