Articles of Incorporation
State of Delaware
Certificate of Incorporation
A Non-Stock Corporation
Article of Incorporation of the of the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a non-profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Delaware, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation is Deaf Dog Connections, Advocacy, Resources & Education, Inc.
Second: Its Registered office in the State of Delaware is to be located at ... The name of the Registered Agent is Molly S. Paes.
Third: The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act of activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of Delaware. This Corporation shall be a nonprofit corporation and as such is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations as exempt organizations under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Fourth: The Corporation shall not have any capital stock.
Fifth: The conditions of membership shall be stated in the Corporations Bylaws.
Sixth: The name and mailing address of the Incorporator is as follows:
Katrina McGinnis, ... CA.
Seventh: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene on (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any federal tax code or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Eighth: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
I, the undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware, do make, file and record this certificate, and do certify that the facts herein stated are true, and I have accordingly hereunto set my hands this 6th day of June, AD 2006.
Katrina McGinnis, President