The Imperial Council of the Ahura Grand Orient, Inc. (Supreme Council), organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under IRC 501 (c)(8), and the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The Supreme Council declared a corporation under the provisions of Act 176 of 1963 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Code Annotated sub-section 4-28-201 et seg.
The Supreme Council, is an appendant Masonic (fraternal association), an autonomous, self-perpetuating body, organized to administer a series of thirty-three degrees.
Our Charitable services that includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
Our Education program disseminate educational grants and scholarship information through its membership to benefit eligible recipients seeking a scholarship, or an institution of higher learning eligible under IRS 501(c) (3) Charitable Class Requirements, 126.96.36.199.7.
The Supreme Council adopts the same, or a very similar calling, avocation, or profession, and work in union to accomplish our incorporated worthy object, and who for that reason have banded themselves together as an association. See U.S. v. Cambridge Loan and Building Co., 278 U.S. 55 (1923); Commercial Travelers’ Life & Accident Ass’n v. Rodway, 235 F. 370 (N.D. Ohio 1913). The court in National Union v. Marlow, 74 F. 775, 778-79 (8th Cir. 1896) summed up the nature of a fraternal beneficiary society.