Alerus Build Your Community Program Tops $4 Million in Giving

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce it has donated more than $4 million to charitable organizations through its Build Your Community program since the program’s inception in 2007. From January 2020 through August 2021, over $600,000 was contributed to charitable organizations to help those in need.

The Build Your Community program is unique in that mortgage bankers contribute $50 of every closed mortgage to the program, which is then matched by Alerus. Funds are targeted toward four community-oriented causes: hunger, childhood education, public servants (veterans, police, fire), or homelessness and affordable housing. Mortgage clients may choose which area they would like a donation to be directed in their behalf.

“Our commitment to community is strong and we value the opportunity to support charitable organizations that do so much to help those in need,” said Lori Day, director of mortgage. “The partnership between our clients, mortgage bankers, and company in supporting charitable organizations makes our giving program truly unique, and we are proud to give back to the communities where we live and work.”

About Alerus

Alerus (Alerus Financial, N.A.) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Alerus provides innovative and comprehensive financial solutions to businesses and consumers through four distinct business segments—banking, retirement and benefit services, wealth management, and mortgage. These solutions are delivered through a relationship-oriented primary point of contact along with responsive and client-friendly technology. Alerus Financial banking and wealth management offices are located in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metropolitan area and Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ. Alerus Retirement and Benefits plan administration offices are located in St. Paul, MN, East Lansing, MI, and Littleton, CO.