The ACMA Charitable Trust (ABN 26 306 825 512) was established on 19 November 1992 as a registered public charity in the state of NSW. The Trust was established by the Australian Chinese Medical Association (ACMA) but is a separate legal entity established to serve the community at large. It is managed by a Board of Trustees which is separate from the Board of the ACMA, and it acts independently of the ACMA.
The ACMA Charitable Trust is run by a Board of Trustees appointed by the President of the ACMA, acting by a majority resolution of the Management Committee. At present there are 6 trustees from a broad cross-section of the Australian community. They all serve in an honorary capacity.
The current trustees (pictured above) are:
The advancement of education and research in medicine
The relief of distress and hardship of people in need
Scholarship and bursaries to promote the undertaking of medical research and studies
Making of gifts and donations to other publicly registered charities
The mainstay of donations to the ACMA trust from friends and members is at the annual ACMA Charity Dinner. Each year, one or two charitable organisations are selected and all proceeds from the dinner event donated to them. Organisations which have benefited in the past from your generosity include:
Donations may also occur at times of crisis, such as after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Disaster. At that time, the ACMA Charitable Trust raised a sum of A$20,650 which was used to donate a cardiac machine to assist the rebuilding of the Du Jiang Yan People's Hospital.
The ACMA Charitable Trust is our way of giving back to the community. Please donate generously.