At Sunflower Bank and First National 1870, we believe in the power of civic engagement. Together we create possibility. Funding education and scholastic achievement is one of the most important ways we do this.
At the core of every community lies its school system. Schools provide educational opportunities, jobs and enhanced economic development in our communities. That’s why we give money and volunteer support to schools.
“The ABC Program is an important way that we partner with local educational and financial literacy initiatives everywhere we serve,” says Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank. “Providing much-needed support to local schools and encouraging academic achievement in our youth is one way we create possibility for our communities.”
Since 2001, our signature ABC Program has raised over $1.6 million for local schools and students.
About the ABC Program
The ABC Program supports schools and students in the communities we serve. Through the program, Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 invest in the education of our youth, and drive economic growth. The funds raised through the ABC Program have gone toward the purchase of laptops, supplies, books, software, new curriculum, and much more.
Historically the program occurred in the first quarter of each year, but in 2020 we expanded and turned it into a year-round program. The ABC Program is not only a passion of Mollie Carter’s, it has become a core service of Sunflower Bank. “Continually enhancing the ABC Program is just one example of how we bring innovative solutions to our customers every day,” says Carter.
The program supports kindergarten through 12th-grade education in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.
How it Works
Schools and students benefit every time bank customers use their bank debit cards to make everyday purchases.1 Customers can also contribute by opening new accounts during specified times of the year.
Dollars donated are determined by the level of support provided by the schools, and the parents and friends of each school. The more Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 customers that participate, the larger the donation total becomes.
In addition, during specified periods Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 branches invite K-12 grade students to bring their report cards to their local branch for a chance to earn up to $100 for their As.2,3
Make a Difference for Your Favorite School
You can help us empower students to succeed and start earning funds for the school of your choice by registering your debit card. Use the form on the page to make your selection or update your school selection. You can also contact your local branch for details. Thank you for helping us empower students to succeed through our ABC Program.
Stop by a personal banking branch near you to open an account or learn more.
Already have a Sunflower Bank Debit Card? Choose your participating school.
Register Your Card Today!