Sundale Garden Village Nambour now Sundale Ltd, was founded in 1963 by the Apex Club of Nambour with strong support from a group of local businessmen. The mission was to provide accommodation and services for older citizens in the Nambour Community. Sundale was literally a household name during the first few decades of its existence continuously growing through the generosity of the community and its willingness and ability to raise funds for continuous growth and development. Today, Sundale Ltd is a not for profit organisation that supports the needs of its community via outstanding Retirement Communities, Care Centres and In-Home Care support services.
In 2013 Sundale, celebrated 50 years of service and as part of those celebrations announced an initiative to recognise the enormous community contributions from fund raising, gifts, donations, bequests and thousands of volunteer hours toward the success of Sundale. That initiative was the establishment of a Charitable Community Foundation under the direction of an independent Board of Directors.
Sundale Ltd generously gifted the new Sundale Community Foundation $1million in June 2016 ensuring that the Foundation would instantly be in a position to make grants to worthy charitable organisations within the operational area of Sundale Ltd.
An independent Sundale Community Foundation Board was appointed in 2015 and formulated Mission, Vision and Values, a 3-5 year strategic plan and operational policies for Investment, Grants, Promotion and Governance. This achievement made possible an inaugural round of community grants funded from investment earnings in 2017.
Sundale Community Foundation is a Legacy of the very successful first 50 years of Sundale Ltd
The objects of the Foundation are for the public charitable purposes of advancing health, education, social and / or public welfare, culture, the natural environment and other similar charitable purposes which are beneficial to the general public.
Foundations grants will target support for Not-for-profit organisations, registered charities and DGR endorsed organisations from Nambour and surrounding areas. Eligible organisations are invited to submit grant applications which open each year in July and close on 31st August.
Caroline is best known as breakfast co-host on 92.7 Mix FM.
She is a long time contributor to the Sunshine Coast Daily and tireless community volunteer.
Caroline spearheads the annual Mix FM’s Give Me Five For Kids community fundraiser. She is on the board of the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame and spent 15 years as a director of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Foundation, known as ‘Wishlist.’
When her children were younger Caroline was a water safety officer at Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club and she has coached junior netball teams for 15 years.
Alan was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1979, and has been based on the Sunshine Coast with the firm now known as Butler McDermott Lawyers since 1978. Alan became a Partner in with this firm in 1981 and has remained so until 2010. Alan then became a Consultant to the firm until he retired in 2018. Alan was an Honorary Solicitor for a number of community organisations including lifesaving clubs, sporting clubs, pony clubs, riding for the disabled and environmental organisations. Alan is very honoured to be a Board Member of Sundale Community Foundation.
Wayne has lived and worked and been a member of the Nambour and Sunshine Coast community for over 30 years – where Wayne and his wife have raised their 3 children. Wayne has been involved with the local community and has held numerous positions with The Apex club of Nambour. Wayne is a current member of Apex Camps Sunshine Coast and Magnetic Island. Apex Camps run camps for Schools, Social & Community groups at Mudjimba & Magnetic Island. Wayne held the position of President with Apex Camps from 2006 – 2019
John Pearce has been a resident of the Sunshine Coast for 40 Years. He taught at Nambour High School and Burnside High School for a period of 32 years and taught Adult Education Classes at the Nambour TAFE and the CCSE at Nambour High during this time. John has been a Committee (Board) member of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation (DMF) since 2008. He is actively involved at the Maroochydore Courthouse in the ‘JPs in the Community Program’. From 2010 -2016 he served as Branch Chairman of the Maroochydore Branch of the QJA. Since August 2016 he has been on the Board of Sundale Community Foundation.
Born in Nambour, Angela is a fifth generation Sunshine Coast local who has a passion for community. Angela holds a Bachelor of Communication (double major in Marketing and Journalism) from Griffith University. Her career in Corporate Communications and Community Engagement spans 27 years, having worked 20 years in state government, and seven years in public relations and communications teams for Virgin Airlines, Aurizon, and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Since 2014, Angela has worked as Communications and Community Engagement Manager for Sunshine Coast Health. Her experience enables her to create communications strategies than connect with staff, consumers and the community.
Carol Trevor is currently the Director of Safety, Quality and Innovation at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Carol is a health care professional with over 35 years’ experience as a midwife and child health nurse. Carol has held a number of management roles within both the private and public health sector in particular in the area of patient safety and quality improvement. Carol and her husband Philp live on the Trevor family cane farm that was established in 1941 on the Maroochy River. Carol is looking forward to working on the Sundale Foundation Community Board.
Graeme is one of the founding partners of Freedom Broadband on the Sunshine Coast and is a seconded observer of the Sundale Community Foundation board. Graeme has always had a heart to see healthy social enterprise being involved in many community projects. Graeme has holds a masters degree in business as well as brings 15 years of business experience to the Sundale Community Foundation. In his spare time you will find Graeme spending times with his lovely wife and 3 kids.