Bylaws p. 2





ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

2.01       The purposes for which the Corporation is formed are as set forth in the Article 3.01 of the Articles of Incorporation, to wit:

Society for the Study of Women Philosophers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.  The Society for the Study of Women Philosophers, Inc.’s purpose is to provide a forum for the dissemination of information about women’s contributions to the academic discipline of Philosophy.  As an academic professional association, the Society for the Study of Women Philosophers, Inc. provides education (a) by providing a forum for the presentation of academic papers, slide shows, scholarly articles and books at its meetings as a constituent society of the American Philosophical Association, at colleges and universities and at free public forums, as well as through its website and (b) by creating and disseminating to its members and to members of the academic discipline Philosophy, educational materials in print, electronic and other media.  To maximize our impact on current projects, we may seek to collaborate with other non-profit organizations that fall under the 501(c) (3) section of the Internal Revenue Code and which are operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.  At the direction of the Executive Committee and at the discretion of the Board of Directors, we may offer volunteer opportunities and may fund internships and scholarships in furtherance of our goals.  All funds, whether acquired by membership dues, contributions or otherwise shall be devoted to said purposes.

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