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Federation Committees

The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the corporation, three at large members, one of which may be the immediate past president, and the Chairperson of the Budget and Allocations Committee. The Executive Director shall act in an advisory capacity to said committee.

The Campaign Committee shall have charge of conducting annual or other campaigns approved by the Board of Directors. It shall be the responsibility of this Committee not only to solicit pledges, but to take whatever steps necessary to convert said pledges into cash. 

The Budget and Allocations Committee shall study the merits of the activities of local, national and overseas agencies and shall allocate by majority vote the amount that is to be given to these agencies.  The Budget and Allocations Committee may work through sub-committees for detailed analysis of the needs of perspective beneficiary agencies. 

It shall be the duty of the Social Service Committee to receive, investigate and render such service as may be deemed necessary in connection with requests for assistance made by individuals or families in the community related to financial distress, care of the aged, child welfare problems and other personal emergencies. This Committee shall be responsible for keeping itself thoroughly informed as the extent of such needs in the community, for developing such resources as may be required to meet the need, both locally and by maintaining and developing relationships with such regional and national agencies whose services are available to residents of the community. 

The Community Relations Committee shall examine reported discriminatory practices against members of the Altoona Jewish community and recommend remedial measures to the Board. It shall also bring to the attention of the Board practices which, in the opinion of the Committee, hinder good inter-group relations in the community. It shall promote better inter-community relations and publicize the good works of the corporation. 

The Finance Committee shall have charge of the investment, sale and reinvestment of such assets of the corporation as may be required to be invested in securities, and it shall also be responsible for the administration of such properties as may be held by the corporation. 

The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of candidates for election consistent with Federation bylaws. 

The Endowment Fund Committee shall be responsible for the administration and oversight of endowments maintained and managed by the Federation.