Basin Electric teams up with Big Brothers Big Sisters for Giving Hearts Day


Today (Feb. 13) is Giving Hearts Day, and Basin Electric is showing the BismarckMandan (ND) community love by partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of many local groups seeking matching donations from partnering organizations during the 24-hour donations event.

North Dakota’s event is hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. The Fargo-based groups exist to build the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and individuals to maximize their community impact.

Basin Electric pledged $10,000 through Big Brothers Big Sisters this year, part of a five-year grant with the local charitable group.

Like many other dedicated people on this wonderful day of giving, Faye Miller, who has served as executive director of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters group for 17 years, is working with volunteers at the Ramada Hotel and Kirkwood Mall all day through information booths.

“I actually believe that we wouldn’t still be around if it wouldn’t have been for Basin Electric,” she says. “The cooperative’s contribution on this day shows their commitment to the community and the future of the kids that we serve.”

How to give

Local Giving Hearts Day efforts run until midnight. Those interested in donating to local charities and seeing their funds matched by organizations like Basin Electric, or learning more about the event can visit

Last year, patrons in North Dakota raised $3.68 million for Giving Hearts Day.

A look back

In 2012, Miller shared with Basin Electric why she feels the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is so valuable.

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