Michigan Television Network
future in local television.
Letters of Incorporation
Attachment to Restated Articles of Incorporation
Michigan Television Network
To support and encourage television presentation of performing arts and nonprofit performing arts organizations, to increase television quality in Michigan, and to increase public awareness of Michiganís home-grown talent, through such means as producing broadcast-quality television programs displaying the talents of Michigan performers, providing volunteers and fledgling professionals with skill-enhancing experience in television performance and technical arts, and raising funds needed to support the organization's work.
The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific 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.
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
Section 1. Nonprofit operation. No part of the earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, 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 its purposes. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except as may be elected under provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (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 by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 2. Dissolution. Upon the dissolution of the corporation, any remaining unencumbered assets shall be distributed by the corporation to any nonprofit organization or organizations exempt from federal income tax under 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 so disposed of by the corporation shall be so disposed of by the Circuit Court or any other court of the State of Michigan that has jurisdiction in the place where the principal office of the corporation is then located.
Section 3. Directors' and officers' liability. The personal liability of volunteer directors and officers of the corporation is eliminated to the fullest extent permitted by the provisions of Section 209(c) and (d) of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended and supplemented. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the corporation assumes all liability to any person other than the corporation or its members for all acts or omissions of a volunteer director or officer incurred in the good faith performance of duties as a director or officer occurring on or after the date this Article is adopted by the corporation. If the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act is amended after adoption of this Article to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of volunteer directors and officers, then the liability of a director or officer of the corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act as so amended. Any repeal or modification of this Article shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a volunteer director or officer of the corporation pursuant to this Article existing at the time of any acts or omissions occurring before the effective date of the repeal or modification.
Section 4. Nondiscrimination. The corporation shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, physical handicap, national origin, or any other basis provided in federal, state, or local law, regarding any service performed by or for the corporation.