ABC Program for Education

Supporting Education All Year Long

At Sunflower Bank and First National 1870, we believe in the power of civic engagement and creating possibility together with our communities. 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 enhance economic development. That’s why we give money and volunteer support to schools including through the ABC Program for Education.

Since 2001, our ABC Program has raised over $1.6 million for local schools and students. 

ABC Program TV commercial featuring Mollie Carter, Executive Chairman, 2012

“The ABC Program is an important way that we partner with local educational and financial literacy initiatives everywhere we serve, providing much-needed support to local schools and encouraging academic achievement in our youth is one way we create possibility for our communities.” 

Mollie Carter, Executive Chairman

About The ABC Program

The ABC Program for Education 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 it was expanded and turned into a year-round program. Continually enhancing the ABC Program is just one example of how we bring innovative solutions to our customers and communities every day.

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 empower students to succeed and start earning funds for the school of your choice by registering your debit card. Use the form below 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.

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School selected by customer must be a participant in the ABC Program to receive payment. The 2¢ donation offer is valid 9/1/2022-8/31/2023. Offers may be canceled without notice. Earned school payments will be paid on or before 9/30/2023. Signature-based debit card transactions (credit) using a participating school-registered debit card qualify for school donations. Recurring debit card payments, PIN-based debit card transactions, and ATM transactions are not qualifying debit card purchases and are excluded from payment eligibility.

No purchase necessary to enter report card drawing. Available for students in grade K-12. $100 maximum payment per report card. 

Details provided at the time of the offer.