The ACMA Charitable Trust (the Trust) was established on 19 November 1992 as a registered public charity in the state of NSW by the Australian Chinese Medical Association (ACMA). The Trust has been managed by a corporate trustee company, ACMA Charity Pty Ltd (the Corporate Trustee), with ACMA as the sole shareholder since 2017. Presently there are eight Directors on the Board of ACMA Charity Pty Ltd. ACMA Charitable Trust is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), and adheres to all its compliance requirements. Financial and other details of the ACMA Charitable Trust may be found on the ACNC website.
The Trust liaises closely with ACMA, and provides an annual report/audited financial statement to the Management Committee (MC) of ACMA, publishing its activities on the ACMA newsletter and supporting ACMA in charitable and community projects, while ACMA provides administrative support for the trust.
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.