Pay It Forward

16 Years | $28 Million in Giving

Pay It Forward is a unique initiative at Bell Bank, putting dollars into the hands of our Bell team members every year so they can give where they see the most need. This tradition has empowered millions of dollars in grassroots giving and impacted tens of thousands of lives.

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History

2007  Bell president and CEO Michael Solberg announces the Pay It Forward initiative at the company's Christmas party.

2008  Employees starting giving away their Pay It Forward funds, carefully choosing needs and causes they care about.

2010  Pay It Forward at Bell reaches $10 Million in giving since the program began.

2020  During the pandemic, Bell's majority owners announce they are doubling employee's Pay It Forward dollars for 2020.

Pay It Forward Giving

16 Years

$28 Million in Giving

$3,107,504

Giving in 2023

$2,882,465

Pay it Forward gifts

$225,039

In matching funds

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How it Works

Every year, each Bell Bank employee receives funds to give as they choose to individuals, families and organizations in need.

Each full-time employee gets $1000 and each part-time employee gets $500.
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Giving Stories

Dare 2 Stand Out

Chris and Kelly Mapes were at their friends’ cabin when they received the news: Chris’s brother Danny, had passed.
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Giving Stories

Tomorrow Needs You

Bobbi Prochnow had just landed in Mexico, to celebrate turning 50, when she got the call.         
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Giving Stories

A Lifelong Experience

For youth cycling coach Wes Biesen, a love of racing on 2 wheels has translated to a passion he wants to share with kids.