UW Faculty Auxiliary

UW Faculty Auxiliary Constitution

The University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary as an unincorporated nonprofit charitable organization and in accordance with the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act (RCW 24.03) and the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) adopts the following as the Articles of its Constitution.

 

ARTICLE I.  Name

The name of this organization is the University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary.

 

ARTICLE II.  Duration

The period of its duration is perpetual.

 

ARTICLE III.  Purposes

 

SECTION 1.  The University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary shall promote social, intellectual and cultural interactions among its members, the persons, families and friends of the University Faculty and provide support and service to the members of and in the interests of the greater University community within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

SECTION 2.  The organization maintains funds separate and apart and exclusively for charitable purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

ARTICLE IV.  Regulation

Provisions for the regulation of the internal affairs of this organization shall be set forth in the bylaws of this organization.

 

ARTICLE V.  Board of Directors and Officers

The Board of Directors and its Officers shall constitute the governing board of the organization and shall be responsible for its operations and activities.

 

ARTICLE VI.  Distribution of Assets

 

No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization 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 the purpose clause hereof.  No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

ARTICLE VII.  Dissolution of the Organization

 

SECTION 1.  Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county  in which the principal office of the organization 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.

 

SECTION 2.  In the event of dissolution, assets of the organization which are remaining after debts and liabilities have been paid shall be distributed to a University of Washington scholarship fund, selected by the Board, in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.  The articles of dissolution shall be executed in duplicate (RCW 24.03.245) to be delivered to the Secretary of State by an Officer of the organization, and one additional copy to be deposited in the archives of the organization.

 

UWFA Constitution March 2002