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Pay It Forward

Giving back and making a difference

When You See a Need, Any Time Is a Time to Give

Making a Better Place, One Gift at a Time

We’ve been blessed many times over. At Bell Bank, our blessings allow us to give – and we’re blessed again, each time we can Pay It Forward.

Since we launched Pay It Forward in 2008, this unique tradition has empowered our employees to give to help others, wherever they see the greatest need. Each year, every full-time employee at Bell receives $1,000 and every part-time employee $500 to give as they choose to people in need and causes they care about.

So far, that’s 12 years … 12,000 stories … and more than $17 million in grassroots giving.

To everyone who has received Pay It Forward gifts, and to all those who reach out to help others: thank you. You open our eyes, and it’s changed our lives.

We hope these stories of giving will inspire you, as they’ve inspired all of us. When you give whatever you can, wherever you can, you help make the world a better place – one gift at a time.

Michael Solberg

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Michael Solberg
President and CEO

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Pay It Forward May 14, 2018

‘A Ripple Effect of Giving’

The Pay It Forward program has made a big difference in the lives of the people who have received the money, but it has also had a profound impact on Bell as a company and its employees.

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