"Like so many others, I looked to Ron for direction and inspiration. I will always appreciate the impact he had on Girl Talk and the thousands of girls we serve, thanks to his belief in our mission and his unwavering support.”

- HALEY KILPATRICK, Founder, Girl Talk, Inc.

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Ron Bell was the very first patron of Girl Talk. A strong believer in the mission, vision, and potential of Girl Talk, he invested in the future of this organization and provided unwavering support throughout his life. His legacy lives on through his family and The Bell Family Foundation, which has been a generous supporter of Girl Talk for many years, from providing financial support and scholarship funds to helping build the Girl Talk curriculum.

The Foundation has often provided matching funds for Giving Tuesday, encouraging others to give through the promise of doubling their gifts’ impact, and supported Girl Talk through both the most wonderful and most challenging times in our history.

The Bell Family also generously sponsors the Ron Bell Inspirational Leader of the Year award as a tribute to Ron’s positive influence on countless Girl Talk participants. This award is presented each year to a Girl Talk Ambassador who has inspired others through her leadership, mentorship, confidence, and community service.

In addition to the Foundation’s financial support, Ron’s daughter, Dr. Kelli Ritter, served on the Girl Talk Curriculum Board,  lending her expertise in counseling and wellness to the creation of new and enhanced lessons and resources to help Girl Talk Chapters cover topics such as mental health, body image, social media, and more.

We are grateful for the Bell Family’s continued support and generosity and look forward to celebrating and honoring Ron Bell’s legacy together for many years to come!

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