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53-8-4. Purposes.

Corporations may be organized under the Nonprofit Corporation Act [Chapter 53, Article 8 NMSA 1978] for any lawful purpose or purposes, including, without being limited to, any one or more of the following purposes: charitable; benevolent; eleemosynary; educational; civic; patriotic; political; religious; social; fraternal; literary; cultural; athletic; scientific; agricultural; horticultural; animal husbandry; and professional, commercial, industrial or trade association.
53-8-5. General powers.

Each corporation shall have power to:

A. have perpetual succession by its corporate name unless a limited period of duration is stated in its article of incorporation;

B. sue and be sued, complain and defend in its corporate name;

C. have a corporate seal which may be altered at pleasure, and to use the same by causing it, or a facsimile thereof, to be impressed or affixed or in other manner reproduced, but failure to have or to affix a corporate seal does not affect the validity of any instrument or any action taken in pursuance thereof or in reliance thereon;

D. purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, devise or bequest, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use and otherwise deal in and with real or personal property, or any interest therein, wherever situated;

E. sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property and assets;

F. lend money to its directors, officers and employees and otherwise assist them;

G. purchase, take, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, lend, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, and otherwise use and deal in and with, shares or other interests in, or obligations of, other domestic or foreign corporations, whether for profit or not for profit, associations, partnerships, limited partnerships or individuals, or direct or indirect obligations of the United States, or of any other government, state, territory, governmental district or municipality or of any instrumentality thereof;

H. make contracts and guarantees and incur liabilities, borrow money at such rates of interest as the corporation may determine, issue its notes, bonds and other obligations, and secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of all or any of its property, franchises and income;
I. lend money for its corporate purposes, invest and reinvest its funds, and take and hold real and personal property as security for the payment of funds so loaned or invested;

J. conduct its affairs, carry on its operations, and have offices and exercise the powers granted by the Nonprofit Corporation Act [Chapter 53, Article 8 NMSA 1978] in any state, territory, district or possession of the United States, or in any foreign country;

K. elect or appoint directors and define their duties and fix their compensation, if any;
L. elect or appoint officers and agents of the corporation, who may be directors or members, and define their duties and fix their compensation;

M. make and alter bylaws, not inconsistent with its articles of incorporation or with the laws of New Mexico, for the administration and regulation of the affairs of the corporation;
N. unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation, make donations for the public welfare or for charitable, scientific or educational purposes; and in time of war to make donations in aid of war activities;

O. pay pensions and establish pension plans, pension trusts, profit-sharing plans and other incentive plans for any or all of its directors, officers and employees;

P. cease its corporate activities and surrender its corporate franchise; and

Q. have and exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the corporation is organized.

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