CTI Charter

These articles of incorporation are also known as THE CHARTER


We, the undersigned,

Donna Ullrich-Eaton 16000 Pacific Independence Missouri 64050
Steven B. Eaton 16000 Pacific Independence Missouri 64050
Lynne Bratcher 3614 S. Liberty Independence Missouri 64055

Being natural persons of the age of eighteen years or more and citizens of the United States, for the purpose of forming a corporation under the “General Not For Profit Corporation Law” of the State of Missouri, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:

  1. The name of the corporation is City Theatre.
  2. The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual.
  3. The address of its initial Registered Office in the State of Missouri is:  980 City Center Square, 1100 Main, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 and the name of its initial Registered Agent at said Address is Lynne J. Bratcher.
  4. The first Board of Directors shall be three in number, their names and addresses being as follows:

Donna Ullrich-Eaton 16000 Pacific Independence Missouri 64050
Steve Cox 12905 E. 41 Terr. Independence Missouri 64055
Kathy Bryant 1219 E. Cottage Independence Missouri 64050

  1. The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
    • For charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and specifically to carry on the following objects and purposes:
      1. To promote the arts in the Independence and Kansas City communities by encouraging community members to participate in plays and theatrical and artistic productions.
      2. To operate, manage and supervise a not-for-profit community theatre for the benefit of the community.
      3. To produce all types of plays, skits, acts and other theatrical or artistic productions and performances not-for-profit and for the benefit of the community.
      4. To raise funds for the production of the said theatrical or artistic productions.
      5. To have and exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes of the corporation.
      6. To engage in all other legal acts permitted a general not-for-profit corporation, always subject, however, to the following Limitations:
        • No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation;
        • The Corporation shall not directly or indirectly participate in, or intervene in (including the publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to, any candidate for public office;
        • Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, the Corporation shal not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by:
          1. a corporations exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or
          2. by corporation contributions which are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954:
        • No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, or officers, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the Corporation’s exempt purposes;
        • Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, all property remaining after the payment of the debts and obligations of the Corporation shall be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (c)(3) as the same now exists or as it may be amended from time to time.

Donna Ullrich-Eaton
Stephen B EatonIncorporators
Lynne Bratcher



County of JACKSON

I, Penny S. Bruling, a Notary Public, do hereby certify that on the 13 day of September 1984 Donna Ullrich-Eaton, Stephen B. Eaton and Lynne Bratcher personally appeared before me and being first duly sworn by me severally acknowledge that they signed as their free act and deed the foregoing document in the respective capacities therein set forth and declared that the statements therein contained are true, to their best knowledge and belief.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Penny S. Bruling