Gate City Bank team members and board of directors pose with award at the NDSU Evening of Distinction event

Creating a Better Way of Life with NDSU

Gate City Bank is proud to have a unique, longstanding partnership with North Dakota State University (NDSU). Through our support of Bison athletics, academia, unique financing agreements, student facilities and more, we’re proud to stand behind the Bison.

Backing the Bison.

By partnering with NDSU, we’re helping to keep talented young professionals in the region and create strong, vibrant and generous communities. See all the ways we’ve helped the university thrive:

  • Aldevron Tower

    We donated $2.5 million through low-interest financing toward NDSU’s Aldevron Tower, a state-of-the-art research facility designed to help address the critical need for health care professionals, both regionally and nationally.

  • Barry Hall and Gate City Bank Auditorium

    We’re proud to have participated in remodeling these facilities, and we work with NDSU to keep them continually fresh and innovative.

  • New Police Helmets

    It’s important to protect those who protect us, which is why we supported campus police by investing in bullet-resistant helmets to help keep them safe.

  • NDSU Practice Field

    Through unique financing agreements valued at more than $4.1 million, we helped support the construction of the new Nodak Insurance Company Football Performance Complex.

  • Gate City Bank Fueling Station

    We’ve invested in NDSU student-athletes with the creation of a fueling station at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex (SHAC), where the athletes can get nutritional advice and all the ingredients needed to keep them performing at their best.

  • Academia

    Our commitment to NDSU’s students, faculty and staff involves scholarships, internships and sponsorships. We’ve especially been a valuable partner in supporting international student programs.

  • My School Spirit Card

    Through this initiative, we offer debit cards customized with NDSU’s iconic mascot. With each order of the NDSU My School Spirit Card, we donate $10 to the university. (We’ve donated more than $100,000 to NDSU with this program thus far.)

  • NDSU Foundation

    After receiving the Partner in Excellence Award in 2020 from the NDSU Foundation, the 2021 Evening of Distinction event proved yet another opportunity to receive the distinguished Partner in Excellence Award, which is aimed to recognize a corporation, foundation, or organization that has given significant support as well as demonstrated inspirational philanthropic giving in the university.

  • Gate City Bank Field

    Home of NDSU Bison football, Gate City Bank Field plays a vital role in the development of the football program’s venue and fan experience. We’re proud to have brought our presence to Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome before the legendary FCS Division I football dynasty became such a dominant force.

Other Community Partnerships for the Win:

Giggling girl surrounded by red heart-shaped confetti, celebrating Giving Hearts Day in Fargo, ND

Giving Hearts Day

Since 2014, we’ve been honored to partner with Dakota Medical Foundation – donating countless volunteer hours and dollars to benefit local charities across North Dakota and Minnesota.

Gate City Bank team members visit a citizen’s home to discuss smoke alarm safety

American Red Cross

Gate City Bank is proud to partner with American Red Cross on its Sound the Alarm events. Learn more about the role we’re playing in helping citizens and firefighters unite to prevent home fires and create safer communities.

YWCA team members and Gate City Bank volunteers on a sunny day, working together to help women and children in Fargo Moorhead


For over 20 years, Gate City Bank and YWCA Cass Clay have joined up to provide safety, warmth and hope to those who need it most – a better way of life, especially for women and children.

Group of Gate City Bank volunteers take photo in front of Great Plains Food Bank truck, serving ND and MN

Great Plains Food Bank

At Gate City Bank, we’re honored to partner with Great Plains Food Bank. See how we’re helping improve food security in the region, while creating a better life for community members in need.