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Articles of Incorporation

DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY  is an International Honor Society in Business Administration at four-year universities and colleges, founded November 18, 1913 at the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, New York University, New York.

Founders:

Prof. Charles W. Gerstenberg, New York University
Prof. George Burton Hotchkiss, Yale University
Dean Joseph French Johnson, Harvard University
Prof. Edward Jones Kilduff, Yale University
Prof. John R. Wildman, New York University

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND CHARTER

Dated August 12, 1952, and amended April 7 and 26, 1965, October 5, 1972, September 22, 1978 and March 2, 1990.

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA

In Re Application for Charter of No. 2985 Jul Term, 1952 A.

DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY

To the Honorable, the Judges of said Court:

In compliance with the requirements of the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved the fifth day of May, A.D. 1933, P.L. 289, we the undersigned, all of whom are residents of Pennsylvania, and citizens of the United States, its territories or possessions, and all of whom are of full age, having associated themselves together for the purpose or purposes hereinafter specified, and desiring that they may be incorporated, and that a charter may be issued to them and their associates and successors according to law, do hereby certify:

First. The name of the proposed corporation is DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY, which name has been duly registered with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Second. The location and post office address of the initial registered office of the proposed corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be 2026 Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Third. The corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or otherwise, to its members. The purposes for which it is formed are: exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, including, but not limited to the granting of scholarships to deserving students, and to the encouragement and recognition of higher scholastic standing. The purpose of the scholarship fund shall be accomplished through, but not limited to the following:

(a) Providing financial assistance to qualified and deserving students in the Business Administration Program in qualified schools, colleges, or universities.

(b) Conducting and supporting research on the educational requirements and opportunities for professional employment and advancement for students in business degree programs.

(c) Organizing and assisting study groups, panels and conferences on professional education and career development in the field of business.

(d) Encouraging students to train and retrain themselves for careers in business.

(e) Assisting and cooperating with schools, colleges, universities, educational organizations and business organizations, to advance the training opportunities and accomplishments of students in the field of business.

(f) Publishing and causing to be published articles, treatises, pamphlets, and booklets containing materials to assist the students, business executives, schools and business organizations in advancing the business profession and increasing their usefulness to the Nation and to society in general.

(g) Granting fellowships.

Fourth. The corporation shall exist perpetually.

Fifth. The name, place of residence and post office address of each of the incorporators are as follows:

Thomas P. Cribbs, 124 Linden Street, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Emerson W. Williams, 1304 Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Robert W. Semenow, 6922 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ira G. Flocken, 1226 Lancaster Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rosalind J. MacDonald, 35 West Garden Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David T. Snowdon, 7 Conestoga Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Louis Hough, 5419 Kentucky Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gregg L. Neel, 1494 Highland Avenue, Shaler Township, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Sixth. The names and addresses of those persons who are to act as directors until the election of their successors together with their titles, and who shall be subject to all of the provisions of the aforesaid Act relating to directors, and who shall constitute the number of directors of the corporation until changed by the bylaws, are:

Professor M. H. Umbreit, President – Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Professor C. J. Kiernan, Vice President – St. John’s University, Brooklyn, New York
Professor Louis Hough, Secretary-Treasurer – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professor J. O. Kamm – Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio
Dean F. R. Neuffer – University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Seventh. The corporation is to be organized upon a non-stock basis.

Eighth. The amount of the assets which the corporation will have to start its corporation functions is as follows:

Real property – $ 0.00
Personal property – $500.00

Ninth. In the event of dissolution, this organization shall, after payment of all liabilities, distribute all remaining assets to an organization or organizations exempt from taxation at the time under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Witness our hands and seals this twenty-third day of June, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two.

THOMAS P. CRIBBS – SEAL
EMERSON W. WILLIAMS – SEAL
ROSALIND J. MacDONALD – SEAL
ROBERT W. SEMENOW – SEAL
DAVID T. SNOWDON – SEAL
LOUIS HOUGH – SEAL
IRA G. FLOCKEN – SEAL
GREGG L. NEEL – SEAL

DECREE OF INCORPORATION

And now, to-wit, this 12th day of August A.D. 1952, the within articles of incorporation, together with certificate of registration of corporate name of

DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY

having been presented to the court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, accompanied by proofs of publication of the notice of this application as required by law, and by the rule of this Court in such case made and provided, the court having found the Articles to be in proper form and within the provisions of the Nonprofit Corporation law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved May 5, 1933, P.L. 289, and having found the purpose or purposes set forth in the said Articles lawful and not injurious to the community, and having found that the name is presently available for corporate use, as evidenced by certificate from the Secretary of the Commonwealth issued within six months, on motion of Robert W. Semenow, Esquire, Attorney for petitioners, it is hereby ordered and decreed that the said articles of incorporation are approved and that upon the recording of said subscribers thereto and their associates and successors shall be a Nonprofit corporation by the name and title of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for the purpose and upon the terms therein stated.

Aug. 13, 1952 From the Record
David B. Roberts (SEAL)
Prothonotary By J. J. Hadfield Deputy

BY THE COURT
JOHN T. J. DUFF, JR.