Passion for Community
At Banner we are passionate about not only supporting, but improving, the communities in which we live and work, creating an impact in big and small ways. These efforts help our neighbors and strengthen our community. From building playgrounds to helping prepare and serve a meal to those less fortunate or helping building a Habit for Humanity home, we find numerous ways to get involved.
Some of our giving back efforts include:
- South Dakota State University - Endowed scholarships
- Brookings High School Scholarship for graduating senior attending South Dakota State University majoring in Civil Engineering
- Southeast Technical Institute - Student majoring in Civil Engineering Technology
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program - Middle and High School Girls
Banner has supported this group through the years with volunteer efforts at seminars, programs and gift bag giveaways
Free First Fridays | Kirby Science and Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion
As part of E-Week (Engineer’s Week / Discover Engineering) in February, Banner staff participated with demonstrations and various hands-on activities related to engineering.
The Harvest Table provides a hot, no-cost meal served to those in need every Monday night at the Brookings First United Methodist Church. Each Monday meal is sponsored and served by a volunteer group from the Brookings community. Banner has volunteered for a Monday meal each November since 2009. Banner employees volunteer by bringing grocery items for the meal and/or preparing, serving and cleaning up. Additionally, staff donate non-perishable food items and toiletries that are distributed by Harvest Table at the end of the month to those in need.
Building Playgrounds | Dakota Prairie (K-3) and Camelot Intermediate School (4-6)
In a cost-saving effort, the Brookings School District reached out to the community for volunteers to build the new playgrounds. Banner staff stepped up to the plate and helped dig holes, lay foundation for cement pads and assemble playground equipment.
Habit for Humanity
Banner has volunteered all the surveying services for each new building project in Brookings. Many of our staff have volunteered their time and knowledge in helping build these homes both in Brookings and Sioux Falls.
Banner supports the United Way in the Brookings, Sioux Falls and Vermillion communities. Banner contributes by matching employee’s contributions.
Committed to the towns and cities that we work in, we strongly believe in supporting these communities not only through our professional services but on a more personal level by contributing financial and/or in-person support to many community organizations.
Banner supports with financial donations to (partial list):
- Boys and Girls Club
- Special Olympics
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
- Jr Achievement
- SD Youth Board
- Boy Scouts
- Safety Town
- Youth Business Adventure
- Hobo Day
- Sioux Falls Ice Sports Association