Foundation Governance

The nature of the Foundation and the role of Council

Nature of the entity

Sydney Medical School Foundation is a part of the University of Sydney ABN 15211513464 and not separately incorporated under a state or commonwealth Act. The Foundation is required to gain prior approval for its fundraising activities from the appropriate University delegate. The Foundation’s activities are not-for-profit and covered by the DGR status of the University of Sydney. The University is exempted from the requirement to hold an Authority to Fundraise and obligations upon holders of such an authority but is still required to comply with the balance of provisions of the Charitable Fundraising Act

Roles of council

The Foundation operates under the authority of the Senate of the University of Sydney, as approved on 1 July 2006 and has no powers of delegation. The Foundation conducts its affairs pursuant to the Foundation Rules and the relevant policies of the University.

The above are excerpts from page 30 of the Sydney Medical School Foundation 2016 Annual Report. The full report can be viewed here: Annual Reports

Foundation rules & policy

Sydney Medical School Foundation Rules
Foundations Policy

Fundraising & gift policies

Fundraising Procedures
Gift Acceptance Policy
Gift Acceptance Procedures
Gift Administration Policy

Other related policies

Code of Conduct
External Interests Policy
University of Sydney Act

More information on University policies can be found in the University of Sydney Policy Register