Behind the Scenes at ACRF: Meet Michael

With the need for connection being more important than ever before, we’re pleased to share with you some behind-the-scenes action from the ACRF team. We’re a small but dedicated group committed, as we know you are, to helping to create a world without cancer. Meet Michael – our Planned Giving and Database Coordinator.

“I migrated from Malaysia in 1981 and became an Australian in 1988. We are a family of five with two boys and a girl, all grown up. I’ve been with ACRF for almost six years, having come from a hospitality and data content background. My role with ACRF is two-fold and I report to two managers. I assist with managing the Planned Giving area and it is very humbling and exciting at the same time when we get gifts from Estates. I am also a Salesforce Administrator for our database area; assisting with our appeals, data maintenance, database developments and in-house Salesforce support. I enjoy working with large amounts of data as well as within Excel. We have a very important focus at ACRF on keeping data secure, private and accurate. My attention to detail helps ensure that this is achieved.

Just before joining ACRF, I started living a more active lifestyle and started hiking and running. My most recent hike was to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in December 2019. I also run all sorts of road events – including two marathons. I’m not so much of a trail runner – on my maiden practice trail run I actually ‘stacked it’ – but thankfully only my pride was hurt. These days I include gym workouts for strength conditioning. The rest of my leisure time, I’d spend with the family eating out and spending quality time on road-trips; as well as plenty of movies. I also enjoy ticking off my bucket list – including Great Wall of China and EBC.”