2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 14A - CORPORATIONS, GENERAL
Section 14A:3-4 - Contributions by corporations
14A:3-4. Contributions by corporations
(1) Any corporation organized for any purpose under any general or special law of this State, unless otherwise provided in its certificate of incorporation or by-laws, shall have power, irrespective of corporate benefit, to aid, singly or in cooperation with other corporations and with natural persons, in the creation or maintenance of institutions or organizations engaged in community fund, hospital, charitable, philanthropic, educational, scientific or benevolent activities or patriotic or civic activities conducive to the betterment of social and economic conditions, and the board may authorize the making of contributions for those purposes in money, securities, including shares of the corporation, or other property, in such reasonable amounts as the board may determine; provided, that a contribution shall not be authorized hereunder if at the time of the contribution or immediately thereafter the donee institution shall own more than 10% of the voting stock of the donor corporation or one of its subsidiaries.
(2) The provisions of this section shall not be construed as directly or indirectly minimizing or interpreting the rights and powers of corporations, as heretofore existing, with reference to appropriations, expenditures or contributions of the nature above specified.
L.1968, c.350.; amended 1988, c. 94, s. 12.
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