Our employees are also extremely generous with their time and financial support. Since 2020, over 23,000 hours have been generously donated by our team serving their communities.

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23,000+ Hours Served

2023 Volunteer Awards: Recognizing Exceptional Service

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

2023 Volunteer Awards 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 servicing 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

Clothing Drive - Santa Fe, NM

Clothing Drive - Santa Fe, NM

Boys & Girls Club - Pueblo, CO

Boys & Girls Club - Pueblo, CO 

Habitat for Humanity - Austin, TX

Habitat for Humanity - Austin, TX

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Spokane, WARonald McDonald House Charities - Spokane, WA

It Takes A Village - Denver, CO

It Takes A Village - Denver, CO

Austin Street Center - Austin, TXAustin Street Center - Austin, TX

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El Paso Holiday Model Train Display

We're excited to bring back our El Paso Holiday Model Train Display presented in partnership with the Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso ("EPMR") for a third year, running November 20 through December 29!
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Some additional events included:

  • A winter clothing drive.
  • Building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Serving on Boards of service organizations.
  • Fund raising for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
  • Putting together gift baskets for healthcare workers.
  • Making deliveries for Meals on Wheels.
  • Collecting food and other essentials for food banks and homeless shelters.
  • Donating children’s clothing and school supplies.
  • Volunteering at a Free Dental Clinic.
  • Participating in a STEM Day with the American Heart Association
  • Fundraising for the Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
  • Fundraising for the Boys & Girls Club.
  • Participating in the Love Chloe Foundation Golf Tournament, which focuses on helping childhood cancer patients.

United Way LogoSunflower Bank hosts an annual employee driven United Way campaign that always meets or exceeds its targeted fundraising goals.

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See More Community Involvement Efforts

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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