About Viertel Charitable Foundation
Charles Viertel established the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation in his will. The Foundation was established to benefit organisations or institutions involved in the medical research into diseases, and the alleviation of hardship of the aged and infirm.
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Charles Viertel was one of eleven children born into the poor family of a German father and English mother in Queensland. An achiever since childhood, he graduated dux of the Brisbane Central Technical High School, received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and later became an accountant and company director. Charles was an astute investor, and at his death in 1992 he was one of Queensland’s most successful share market investors.
Despite accumulating significant wealth and true to Charles’ legendary frugality, ….