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.
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.
Al has worked at Butler McDermott Lawyers in Nambour since 2016, to his current role as Director.
As a Queensland Solicitor he has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland.
His legal experience is in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.
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