Bell’s Founder Donates $1 million To The Boys And Girls Clubs Of Kalamazoo
Just when we thought the founder of Bell's Brewing was retiring after selling the brewery, Larry Bell pops up with a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club.
Larry Bell is the perfect example of the American Dream. Bell wanted to brew his own beer, forms Bell's Brewery, and accomplish his goal. Creates beers so desirable they are sold all over the country and around the world. Sells the company to enjoy a great life of retirement, but before riding off into the sunset, shares his wealth with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo so they can build a new headquarters. If that is not the American dream, then I don't have a clue what is.
The Boys and Girls Club is in need of a new headquarters and has been raising money to reach its $9 million goals. Larry Bell stepped in Wednesday to push that goal over the $7 million mark with his $1 million donation.
WOOD reported, "Larry's long-standing support of our Clubs and his leadership in this campaign speaks to success our programming can bring to young people," Matt Lynn, the CEO of the Kalamazoo Boys and Girls Clubs, said in a statement. "As a member of our campaign cabinet, Larry will continue to work with us to reach our $9 million goals."
2023 is the Kalamazoo Boys and Girls Clubs hope to have their new 30,000 square foot new headquarters built. This will be huge for the organization because the new place with enough space for sports and health activities, and plenty of room for art, studying and so much more.
WOOD reported, "Boys & Girls Clubs has proved to me they can deliver programs that work," Bell said in a statement. "I've been impressed by the stability of the organization and the vision for the future. I'm excited to see this new building take shape."
If you would like to help the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo reach that goal to get that new headquarters, you can click here to make your donation. Every penny will help so no donation is too big or too small.
One of the main reasons Bell wound up selling his successful brewery was to give back to the community that gave so much to him and his family. Bell plan's on getting a lot more involved in local community affairs moving forward.