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EFEF BYLAWS
Up EFEF BYLAWS Tax-Exempt Application IRS Questions REV-RUL 63-252 Response to Questions Tax-Exempt Approval

BYLAWS OF
EHUME FOUNDATION EDUCATION FUNDS, INC.
A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

ARTICLE I

PURPOSE

  1. The primary purpose of this organization is exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or such other provisions of state or federal law as may from time-to-time be applicable.

  2. The specific purposes are:

    1. To provide equipment, manpower, and financial support for the rehabilitation of physical facilities in schools that educate Ehume students;
    2. Provide literacy and education equipment and supplies to help facilitate development of basic intellectual infrastructure like libraries, adult education centers, childcare facilities, etc. in the Ehume Town;
    3. Provide basic food, medical, and healthwise nutritional resources to institutions that provide or support education for Ehume children;
    4. Provide academic scholarships to prospective Ehume scholars, anywhere, in particular and scholars from the Greater Obowu Area attending Ehume secondary schools in general;
    5. Provide nutrition and related trainings to indigent households in Ehume;
    6. Provide basic work-skills and career training and education programs to young adults and heads of households in Ehume families with children;
    7. To support after school enrichment programs, career path awareness programs, and the development of children and their families as good citizens of the community.

ARTICLE II

OFFICES

The principal office of the corporation shall be located in the City of Greensboro, County of Guilford, and State of North Carolina. The corporation may also have such offices at such other places within or without the State as the board of directors may from time to time determine.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERS

The corporation will not have members.

ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. The business and charitable affairs of the corporation will be managed under the direction of a board of directors comprising not fewer than three persons and not more than twenty, as determined by the Board.
  2. The first board of directors shall consist of those persons named in the Certificate of Incorporation of the corporation, and they shall hold office until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.
  3. Directors shall be elected by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a meeting of the board, except that no director shall vote for his/her own election, and shall serve for a term of three years each, but shall be elected so that approximately one-third are elected each year.
  4. Should a director die, resign, or be removed, the board may elect a director to serve for the duration of the unexpired term.
  5. A director may be removed from office, with or without cause, by an affirmative vote of the majority of the directors present at a duly called meeting, provided that not less than five days' and not more than thirty days' notice of such meeting, stating that removal of such director is to be on the agenda, shall be given each director.
  6. No compensation shall be paid to any member of the board of directors for service as a member of the board, except that directors may be reimbursed for expenses incurred on behalf of the corporation.
  7. The board of directors should meet at least quarterly and may hold its meetings at such times and places as a majority of the directors in office determine. The board may delegate this determination to the president.
  8. Special meetings of the board of directors may be called at any time upon request of the president, or any two directors, provided that any such request shall specify the purpose of the meeting. Such a meeting shall be held within fifteen days of such a request.
  9. Written notice of regular and special meetings shall be given not less than fifteen days prior to such meetings, provided, however that any director may execute a written waiver of notice before or during the meeting, and the secretary shall enter it in the minutes or other records of the meeting.
  10. At all meetings of the board of directors, a majority of the directors then in office shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
  11. Except where otherwise required by law, the articles, or these bylaws, the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a duly held meeting shall be sufficient for any action.
  12. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the board of directors may be taken by a written action, provided that all of the directors approve the action. The written action is effective when signed by all directors, unless otherwise provided in the action. An e-signature, defined as an affirmative response to a written action sent by email, shall be acceptable in lieu of a handwritten signature.
  13. Roberts Rules of Order shall be used as a guide for conducting meetings.

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS

  1. The officers of the corporation shall be a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers as the board of directors may determine, and the officers shall be elected by affirmative vote of a majority of the board present at a duly held meeting. They shall hold terms fixed by the board of directors.
  2. Any officer may be removed with or without cause, by an affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a duly held meeting of the board of directors for which notice stating such purpose has been given in advance of the meeting.
  3. A vacancy in an office because of death, resignation, or removal may be filled by the board of directors.
  4. The president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and shall oversee the long-term goals and strategies of the corporation and shall perform such other duties as determined by the board.
  5. The vice president shall perform such duties as may be determined by the board of directors. The vice president shall be vested with all powers of and perform all duties of the president in the president's absence or inability to act, but only so long as such absence or inability continues.
  6. The president shall be chief executive officer of the corporation and shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporation. In addition, he or she shall perform such other duties as may be determined from time-to-time by the board of directors.
  7. The secretary shall attend all meetings of the board and any committee as directed thereof, and keep the minutes of such meetings, give notices, prepare any necessary certified copies of corporate records, and perform such other duties as may be determined from time-to-time by the board of directors.
  8. The treasurer shall have charge of the corporate treasury, receiving and keeping the monies of the corporation and disbursing funds as authorized. The treasurer shall perform other such duties as may be determined by the board of directors.
  9. All officers shall be members of the board of directors.

ARTICLE VI

COMMITTEES

The board of directors may establish one or more committees having the authority of the board in the management of the business of the corporation to the extent determined by the board. Committee members may be members of the board or other interested persons. The board may delegate the appointment of committees and their chairs to the board president.

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENT OF THE BYLAWS

The board of directors may from time-to-time adopt, amend, or repeal any or all of the bylaws of this corporation.
 

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