Katy Lions Foundation Board & Counsel
Rev. David Greene
President & Executive Director
At-Large Board Member
January 2024-December 2025
Articles of Association of the Katy Lions Foundation
The name of the association shall be the Katy Lions Foundation,
Located in the City of Katy, Harris County, Texas.
Said association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
No part of the earnings of the association shall be paid distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, or as would be paid to private citizens of the community in need.
No substantial part of the activities of the association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the association shall not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) by an association exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (3) (c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an association, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The purpose of the Katy Lions Foundation is to provide assistance in the community. This is accomplished through providing:
Support for organizations feeding the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas,
Supplies to disaster victims,
Funds to Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX, a summer camp for children with disabilities;
Support to Katy FFA through the Katy Livestock Show and Rodeo,
Scholarship opportunities to each high school,
Support to Texas Lions Foundation,
Support to Lighthouse for the Blind,
Support to Leader Dog
And other activities deemed acceptable by the board of directors.
The Katy Lions Foundation will support Cane Island Katy Inc., the Fort Bend County West Lions Club, and other organizations as determined by the board of directors in its endeavor to assist the community.
In the event of dissolution of Katy Lions Foundation, any money left in the accounts will be transferred to Texas Lions Foundation, an association within the meaning of section 501 (3)(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal code. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of Harris County.
Amendments may be made at any time with a majority vote of the board of directors.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 11 day of December, 2023
David Greene, President & Executive Director
Sue Greene, Treasurer & Secretary
Mattie Thigpen, At-Large Board Member
Ratified and Approved Changes
May 4, 2023; Vote to sever the relationship and affiliation with the Katy Lions Club, unanimously approved. The board stands independent and shall continue to conduct itself in accordance with Federal and State Law statues governing nonprofit organizations.
December 11, 2023; Vote to amend our articles removing the motto, clarifying and expanding the purpose statement, and removing mentions to Katy Lions Club which the organization no longer has direct affiliation with.
Katy Lions Foundation operates on the filing period of July 1 to June 30.