The Cape Wine Auction Trustees
At a time when South African education is in crisis and donor fatigue is on the rise, they went in search of a new giving model, one which focuses on maximum impact and long-term sustainability. The 19 beneficiaries have been strategically selected for the role that each plays within the holistic cycle of education. The Trust looked at education from Cradle to Career.
Beneficiaries are invited to collaborate and interact with each other, both in person at quarterly workshops, and online via a digital platform. This methodology is in direct contrast to the traditional one of working in “silos”, which has proven to be less than efficient in educational interventions.
The Trustees believe that this model of collaboration and beneficiary interaction will result in less duplication, increased economies of scale and better use of assets. The Trustees are committed to creating an innovative model of philanthropic support, which delivers a return on social investment by way of impact and measurable change.
Our amazing trustees
The Cape Wine Auction Trust Trustees are Siobhan Thompson, Paul Cluver, Mike Ratcliffe, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Wendy Applebaum and Raymond Ndlovu.
In terms of entrepreneurial brain muscle and all round business acumen, it’s a pretty formidable team.
Before joining the family business he studied B.Sc. at Stellenbosch University majoring in Horticulture and Economics. Later on he also obtained a degree in Philosophy majoring in Value and Policy studies.
Together with his family Paul has taken De Rust from being a leading apple producer to being one of South Africa’s top wine estates, stud breeder of Hereford cattle while being rated as a leader in sustainable production and conservation. The family business has also recently launched a craft cider.