Vision and Objectives
The George Donald Fund is the Chamber’s youth enterprise charity which began in 1965. The charity trustees, its members and the chamber team work to implement our benefactor’s vision and to achieve the following objectives:
Encourage proficiency in business studies in City of Dundee secondary schools
Raise awareness and understanding of enterprise and business as potential careers
Recognise and celebrate young people in secondary education who display outstanding capacity and passion for enterprise
Captain George R Donald MBE was Chamber Secretary & Treasurer for 40 years between 1917 until 1957. A successful and highly respected lawyer, he was in practice in Dundee for over 60 years. He was passionate about the importance of education and training, in particular to prepare young people for entry into careers in industry and the professions.
When he died in 1962 aged 92, he bequeathed a fund to the Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of recognising outstanding achievement in commercial subjects in Dundee secondary schools. The charity, the George R Donald Fund, was legally registered in 1965 and we celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2015 by launching the new annual event - read all about the 2017
Membership and Governance
All serving Directors of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce Board are members of the George Donald Fund and they have appointed the following three Trustees to run the charity.
Alison Henderson, DACC Chief Executive Officer
James Buchan, Creative Director, Zudu
Ailsa Cormie, Regional Engagement Programmes Manager, University of Dundee
The charity is regulated by OSCR and a copy of the constitution is available here.