It was at the end of the last century that a great ancestor of the well-known five families who constituted the A.V.C.Trust. Thiru.S.Ramalingam Pillai, set apart a sixth share of the property of his deceased son Thiru.R.Velayutham Pillai for Charitable purposes and sowed the seeds of A.V.Charities in 1806. His descendents settled down in Anbanathapuram, Enathimangalam, Pallavarayapet, Kargudy and Kanganamputhur Villages. Still now the property of the trust is managed by the eldest male member of the five families.

In 1948 to ensure better Management of Charities, some elders of these families took an initiate. With the result a scheme was framed for the trust by the Sub-Court of Mayiladuthurai and it appointed Messers. S.Rethinam Pillai, N.Somasundaram Pillai, B.Thirugnanam Pillai, R.K.Subramaniya Pillai, N.Panchanatham Pillai and T.Sadayappa Pillai as the First Trustees of the Charities.

Anbanathapuram Vahayara Charities (A.V.C), Mayiladuthurai