In accordance with its bylaws (a copy of which may be obtained by writing to the Foundation, in care of ACBL), the Charity Foundation membership is made up of all current members of the ACBL Board of Directors and other individuals whom the Foundation appoints as needed (such as attorneys). The Foundation members elect a five-member Board of Trustees to administer the operation of the Foundation. The members elect one of these trustees each year for three consecutive years, and every fourth year they elect two; each serves a four-year term. Trustees may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms, after which they must remain off the Board of Trustees for one year before being eligible for election again. The trustees elect the Foundation officers.