ACCF and Trilogy Funds Co-host Patron and Trustee Lunch

The Australian Community and Charitable Foundation (ACCF), in collaboration with
its corporate sponsor Trilogy Funds, convened a distinguished luncheon event at the
Macquarie Room of the Parliament House of New South Wales. The gathering brought
together ACCF’s esteemed trustees, patrons, and members of the media.

The luncheon served as a vital platform for stakeholders to learn about ACCF’s latest
developments in its charitable endeavors and engage in candid discussions on pressing
societal issues. Topics of discussion included domestic violence and the escalating cost of
living, prompting insightful exchanges and collaborative strategies to address these critical

“ACCF’s journey, initiated over 30 years ago by our Founding Chairman Dr. Peter Wong, has
been remarkable, with a cumulative foundation capital of $3M,” remarked Benjamin Chow
AO, Chairman of ACCF.

“Our recent committee approval of a $250,000 budget towards annual community grants
program and emergency grants underscores our commitment to serving the community.”

Highlighting the urgency of addressing domestic violence, Jason Yat-sen Li, MP for
Strathfield, drew attention to the alarming statistic that 1 in 4 Australian women have
experienced physical violence from an intimate partner. Li emphasized the collective
responsibility to raise awareness and work towards prevention, thereby redirecting
resources towards supporting victims and prevention efforts.

ACCF’s Vice-Patron, Honorable Philip Ruddock and Tim James MP for Willoughby took the
stage to discuss the importance of recognizing and embracing multiculturalism as a
cornerstone of Australia’s future prosperity.

Addressing pertinent housing issues, Michael Birch, Managing Partner at MDC Trilogy, shed
light on current rental and housing trends, offering insights for investors. John Law,
representing Trilogy Funds, also shared perspectives with attendees.

ACCF reaffirms its dedication to fostering positive change and nurturing essential
relationships with stakeholders as it continues to drive meaningful progress in communities
at large.

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