On 9 December 2010 “The Mudgeeraba Foundation” had its
annual donation ceremony in the Mudgeeraba Foundation
Centre (MFC). First held in 2001 in the Old Post Office it is
combined since 2004 with the opening ceremony of “The d’Arcy
Doyle Art Awards” which is now one of the most prestigious art
exhibitions in Australia.
Welcomed by the Hinterland Community Band the guests
first attended an auction of 3 portraits of Karmichael Hunt in
the presence of the Rugby/AFL star. After that entertaining
introduction Ros Bates MP, State Member for Mudgeeraba,
officially opened the ceremony which was also attended by Cr
Ted Shepherd (Div 9) and other distinguished members of the
community. Then Dr Peter Ochsenbein, owner of the Foundation
and Director of its Trustee Mudg Pty Ltd made donations to 9
local and regional organisations and institutions (total value:
$22,200). For more details see Peter’s website (www.mudg.com.
au) which is presently being updated.
Also sponsored by the Mudgeeraba Foundation was the prize
money (total: $13,000) subsequently handed over to 7 artists by
Earle Hinschen, founder and director of the exhibition who once
again professionally organised the event together with a faithful
and experienced team of hard working volunteers. For more
details see Earle’s website (www.darcydoyleartawards. com.au)
which is presently being updated.
Private Charitable Trust Fund (est. June 1999)
(Photos by Studio Yanome)
Peter explaining a donation ($10,000) to Robina Hospital Rehabilitation Dept,
represented by Leia Barnes
Earle, Jenny Doyle and Peter with the winner of the 1st prize ($6000), David Ardley (left)