Volunteerism

Our employees are also extremely generous with their time and financial support. Since 2020, over 16,000 hours have been generously donated by First National 1870, Guardian Mortgage and Sunflower Bank employees serving their communities.

16,000+ Hours Served

2023 Volunteer Awards: Recognizing Exemplary Service

The 2023 Volunteer Awards honor individuals who made a significant impact through their commitment based on the number of hours they devoted to various causes within our communities. This year, we proudly present awards in three distinct categories, each highlighting the exceptional contributions of our employees. We are thankful for all our employees and their volunteer efforts throughout the year.  

Most volunteer hours

Janene Kuhlmann

Branch Manager, Osborne KS


Janene dedicated a total of 571 volunteer hours in 2023. Janene is a volunteer with the Osborne Area Chamber of Commerce, Osborne Rotary, and K-State Research.

Most volunteer hours serving low and moderate income individuals

Francesca Salazar-Salas

Commercial Loan Administrator, Broomfield, CO


Francesca dedicated a total of 204 volunteer hours directly impacting lives of low and moderate-income individuals in 2023. Francesca serves on the board of directors for the Boulder YMCA and The Inn Between.

Most volunteer hours that are CRA qualified

Marc Hendrikson

Commercial Relationship Manager, Broomfield, CO


Marc dedicated a total of 140 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) qualified volunteer hours in 2023. Marc is on the board of directors with Raise the Future and the Center for Financial Training.

Our Volunteer Activities across First National 1870 and Sunflower Bank


Clothing Drive - Santa Fe, NM

Clothing Drive - Santa Fe, NM


Cuidando Los Ninos – Albuquerque, NM

Cuidando Los Ninos – Albuquerque, NM

Move for the Museum (May 2023) – Santa Fe, NM

Move for the Museum (May 2023) – Santa Fe, NM


ChamberFest – Los Alamos, NM

ChamberFest – Los Alamos, NM

Uptown Mall Christmas Tree Lighting – Albuquerque, NM

Uptown Mall Christmas Tree Lighting – Albuquerque, NM


Esperanza Shelter Donation - Sante Fe, NMEsperanza Shelter Donation - Sante Fe, NM

SF Holiday Tree and Train

Santa Fe Holiday Tree & Train Display

Over 70 years ago, a beloved community tradition was born in Santa Fe, when the first Holiday Tree & Train Display was set up in our location on the Plaza. We are excited to announce the return of this annual event, with trains running December 11 – December 29.

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We believe in creating possibility at both the individual and community level. Everything we do as an organization should have a positive impact on the people with whom we interact. 
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