EHUME FOUNDATION EDUCATION FUNDS, INC.
A NONPROFIT CORPORATION
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.
The specific purposes are:
- To provide equipment, manpower, and financial support for the
rehabilitation of physical facilities in schools that educate Ehume
- 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
- Provide basic food, medical, and healthwise nutritional resources to
institutions that provide or support education for Ehume children;
- Provide academic scholarships to prospective Ehume scholars, anywhere,
in particular and scholars from the Greater Obowu Area attending Ehume
secondary schools in general;
- Provide nutrition and related trainings to indigent households in
- Provide basic work-skills and career training and education programs
to young adults and heads of households in Ehume families with children;
- To support after school enrichment programs, career path awareness
programs, and the development of children and their families as good
citizens of the community.
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.
The corporation will not have members.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Should a director die, resign, or be removed, the board may elect a
director to serve for the duration of the unexpired term.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roberts Rules of Order shall be used as a guide for conducting meetings.
- 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.
- 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
- A vacancy in an office because of death, resignation, or removal may be
filled by the board of directors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- All officers shall be members of the board of directors.
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.
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.