NATURE AND AFFILIATION
ECIC* is formed and operating upon the articles, conditions and provisions relative to non-stock not-for-profit corporations that are contained in the general laws of the State of Georgia and accordance with U.S. laws.
ECIC is organized and shall be operated exclusively for religious, educational, and charitable purposes within the meaning of sections 170(c)(2)(B), 501(c)(3), 2055(A)(2), 2106 or 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. No part of the net earnings or assets of ECIC shall insure to the benefit of, or be distributable to the members, Trustees, Officers, other private individuals, or organizations organized and operating for profit (except that ECIC shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for or make payments and distribution in furtherance of the purposes as hereinabove stated).
ECIC shall not participate or intervene in (including, publishing, or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions herein, ECIC shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on:
(a) By an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of such Code and/or
(b) By an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Sections 170(c)(2), 2055(A)(2), 2106 or 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ECIC is a completely independent corporation under the laws of the State of Georgia and has no fiduciary relationship or otherwise with any other Organization, and shall continue to operate under its own Constitution and By-Laws.
*’ECIC’ and ‘East Cobb Islamic Center’ are DBA for CCIC, inc. registered with the State of Georgia as a not-for-profit entity.