ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF
McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection (PTC)
The undersigned incorporator is an individuals 18 years of age or older and adopt
the following articles of incorporation to form a nonprofit corporation (Chapter 317A).
ARTICLE I — NAME
The name of this corporation shall be McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection (PTC).
ARTICLE II — REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS
The place in Minnesota where the corporationʼs principal office is to be located at is
1601 12th Street West, Hastings, MN 55033 in the county of Dakota.
ARTICLE III — PURPOSE
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific
purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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 the corresponding section of any future federal
The purpose of the McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection is to foster communication between the
school and its families, to involve Christa McAuliffe parents in our school community, to enhance
the educational environment with curriculum enrichment programs and positively affect the school
culture in alignment with school needs and goals.
The above purpose is achieved via fundraising efforts, volunteering commitment and successful
partnerships with school administrators, educators, and staff.
ARTICLE IV — EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS
At all times the following shall operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the
1. No part of the net 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 the purpose set forth in the
purpose clause hereof.
2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the
carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or
referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including
by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition
to, any candidate for public office.
3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this document, the corporation shall not
carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal
income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any
future tax code, or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)
(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future tax code.
ARTICLE V — MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS
This corporation shall have members. Any parent, guardian, or other adult standing in loco
parentis for a student at Christa McAuliffe Elementary may be a member and shall have
voting rights. The principal and any teacher employed at the school may be a member and
have voting rights. Members have one vote per household. There are no dues for
The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors,
as defined by the corporation’s bylaws. No director shall have any right, title, or interest in
or to any property of the corporation.
Members of the initial board of directors shall serve until the first general meeting, at
which their successors will be duly elected and qualified, or removed as provided in the
Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the board of directors may be
taken by written action signed by the number of board members that would be required to
take the same action at a meeting of the board at which all board members were present.
ARTICLE VI — PERSONAL LIABILITY
No member, officer, or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or
obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the
members, officers, or directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this
ARTICLE VII – DURATION/DISSOLUTION
The duration of the corporate existence shall be perpetual until dissolution.
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, its 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.
ARTICLE VIII – INCORPORATOR
In witness whereof, I, the undersigned, have hereunto subscribed my name for the purpose
of forming the corporation under the laws of the State of Minnesota and certify that I
executed these Articles of Incorporation this 28th day of May, 2019.
Incorporator Name: Jessica Dressely
Incorporator Address, City, State, ZIP: 18365 Goodwin Avenue, Hastings, MN 55033
Incorporator Signature: Jessica Dressely