The purpose of the Community Appeals Committee is to qualify and provide orderly scheduling of capital fund drives. The committee has a responsibility to discourage unnecessary or overlapping drives, to assess funds available in the Sioux Falls business community, and to provide input on realistic drive goals.
Scheduling by the Community Appeals Committee does not imply endorsement of a solicitation by the Chamber of Commerce. It merely indicates that the solicitor has made proper application and provided sufficient evidence to assure reliable leadership, sound business planning, and community need. Chamber members must make their own decisions as to the support each will give the drive.
All requests for capital fund drives must be made by submitting an application through the Chamber website and supported by such documents as may be requested by the Community Appeals Committee. Applications will be considered in the following two areas: Social and Educational – for review by the entire committee.
Requests for a capital fund drive need to be scheduled. Applications will be accepted by the Committee until Aug. 1 of any one year and the suggested solicitation amount and time slot for approved drives will be determined and scheduled by the committee no later than February of the following year.