The Buderim Foundation welcomes prominent coast business Sunshine Toyota as a major sponsor, joining its two existing long term sponsors Buderim Pharmacy and Edenlea on Buderim.
Buderim Foundation Chair Professor Paul Clark said “We greatly value the long-term high quality relationship we have with our existing major sponsors and I am delighted that Sunshine Toyota is joining the Foundation ‘family’. Their genuine commitment in giving back to the community aligns with our purpose and therefore makes them a natural fit with our organisation.”
Sunshine Toyota Dealer Principal Darren Venning said “Living in Tanawha, I’ve witnessed what the Buderim Foundation has done for residents throughout Post Code 4556 over the past few years so I’m thrilled to be able to support the work it does and the community benefits it provides. Last year alone, 22 local organisations shared around $60,000 in grants. I am also looking forward to being an active part of the Foundation and seeing my team contribute back to this community.”
Mr Venning said he was particularly excited by the opportunity to work with the Buderim Foundation’s Youth Program as a way of supporting the next generation of Sunshine Coast leaders.
“The Foundation has done a great job in establishing philanthropy programs at a number of schools in the Buderim area and we are keen to work with them to grow these programs.
“We’ve also got a strong commitment to developing our staff into better leaders and we undertake a number of leadership activities that would align well with the shared goals of our two organisations,” Mr Venning said.
Professor Clark said the new partnership would help to ensure the organisation’s overheads are met while taking the Foundation’s profile to new levels of awareness within the Buderim community.
“It also preserves the Foundation’s central message that every dollar raised or donated goes directly to its Trust funds with only the earnings used to resource its annual grant program,” he said.