NAME Foundation NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOUNDATION, INC NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOUNDATION, INC Purpose: To support the forensic sciences through education and research, and to preserve the history of forensic pathology. The NAME Foundation supports the following awards at the annual meeting: John Smialek Best Resident Paper and Poster presentations ($500) John Pless Best Student Paper and Poster presentations (textbook) Mary Fran Ernst Best Affiliate presentation ($500 for one platform or poster) MEMBERSHIP IN THE FOUNDATION Membership in the NAME Foundation is an annual contribution to the Foundation in the amount listed below: NAME members: $50.00 NAME affiliates: $20.00 “Lifetime” cumulative donations are recognized by the Foundation at the following levels: Bronze $100 - 499 Silver $500 - 999 Gold $1000 - 4999 Platinum $5000 - 9999 Noguchi $10,000 The NAME Foundation also recognizes the following classes of members: NAME Foundation Corporate Members (designated as Supporting Institutional Members): Corporate members (NFCM) include corporations which have interest in forensic pathology and death investigation because they receive revenues as a result of forensic pathology and death investigation practice, or recognize the value of forensic pathology and death investigation to society. Examples of applicable corporations include commercial laboratories or vendors which provide services and supplies to medical examiner or coroner offices, charitable corporations whose work is in part derived from information provided by coroner or medical examiner offices, insurance companies, law firms, the entertainment industry, media, and foundations which promote research based on medical examiner and coroner data. Corporate members may provide pre-arranged matching funds based on donations made by NAME members who are also Foundation members, but not corporate member donors or legacy donors. Non-NAME Member of the NAME Foundation (designated as Supporting Members): Such members (NNFM) may include persons of talent, capability, and/or celebrity status with a positive image, other benefactors, or persons who are grateful for past services provided by forensic pathologists and death investigation systems. These members may serve as ambassadors who increase public awareness of the Foundation and its goals, and also recruit donations to the Foundation in support of research, education, and other Foundation goals. This may include recruitment of individual or corporate legacy donors and the establishment of memorial funds. Such members also work with volunteers to organize and conduct fund raising projects and events to benefit the Foundation. The Supporting Institutional Members may join the Foundation at the following levels of contribution: Bronze $250 Silver $500 Gold $1,000 The Corporate/Supporting Member donor form is available here. CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions may be made to a restricted fund used only for support of research and education, unrestricted fund or a building fund to be utilized for building a future headquarters for NAME. Contributions to the NAME Foundation are fully tax deductible as provided by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The NAME Foundation is a nonprofit charitable corporation established in 1996 under applicable provisions of the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code. It is organized and operated exclusively for public charitable, educational, and scientific uses and purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, in such ways as the Board of Trustees of the corporation shall determine at its discretion. In furtherance of such purposes, the corporation has full power and authority: To support forensic sciences and death investigation through the conduct, management, sponsorship, and coordination of research and educational activities for the betterment of death investigation; To promote the preservation of the history of death investigation in the United States of America; To acquire or receive from any person or organization, by deed, gift, purchase, bequest, device, appointment, or otherwise, cash, securities and other property, tangible or intangible, real or personal, and to hold, administer, manage, invest, reinvest, and disburse the principal and income thereof solely for the charitable purposes hereof; To distribute property for such charitable purposes in accordance with the terms of gifts, bequests, or devices to the corporation not inconsistent with its purposes, as set forth in these Articles of Incorporation, or in accordance with determinations made by the Board of Trustees pursuant to these Articles of Incorporation; and To perform all other acts necessary or incidental to the above and to do whatever is deemed necessary, useful, advisable, or conducive, directly or indirectly, as determined by the Board of Trustees at its discretion, to carry out any of the purposes of the corporation, as set forth in these Articles of Incorporation, including the exercise of all other power and authority enjoyed by corporations generally by virtue of applicable provisions of Georgia law, including the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code (within and subject to the limitations of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 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