The ABC Program Supporting Education Completes its 17th Year with Total Donations over $1.2 Million
Great Bend, KS (May 18, 2018) – This month schools and students are receiving a total of $99,760 in grants from the ABC Program that supports education in Sunflower Bank and First National 1870’s communities. Since the start of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower Bank has given away more than $1,238,000 in support of education. $4,324 of the funds raised this year are being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood.
“It is exciting to bring the possibilities of the ABC Program to all our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities,” said Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank. “We hear every year from schools that the ABC Program provides much needed support to the schools that are helping shape the future of our communities. Sunflower Bank is committed to making an impact on our communities for today, tomorrow, and life. There is no better way to do that than to contribute to the education of our youth. That’s why we continue the ABC Program annually and also emphasize contributing to local educational and financial literacy initiatives everywhere we serve.”
From January 2 through March 31, 2018, new and current bank customers raised money for their K-12 school of choice by opening a Spend & Sign & Save account or swiping their debit card. In addition, the “Pay for A’s” drawing was open to all K-12 students who brought report cards to a local branch, no banking relationship necessary. Five report cards were drawn at each branch, and the student winners receive $10 for every “A” up to $100.
Plans are underway to bring the ABC Program back to Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 for an 18th year. Visit a local branch, SunflowerBank.com or FirstNational1870.com to learn more about the bank’s support for its communities.
Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage have come together to elevate the community banking experience by providing relationship focused financial solutions to meet personal, business and wealth management objectives. With 56 banking locations, approximately $4 billion in assets, and headquarters in Denver, CO, we operate as Sunflower Bank in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona and First National 1870 in New Mexico and Texas. Guardian Mortgage is our dedicated home mortgage provider serving our entire banking footprint and additional geographies. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
To learn more visit SunflowerBank.com, FirstNational1870.com, or GuardianMortgageOnline.com.