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Member profile: Sunflower Bank

Sunflower Bank is a large financial institution that encourages its employees to give back to local communities.

Sunflower Bank was founded in 1892. It operates as First National 1870 in New Mexico and El Paso to honor roots dating to 1870. Additionally, Guardian Mortgage, the residential mortgage division, has helped generations of valued customers realize their dreams of homeownership.

Today, with approximately $5 billion in assets, the bank is headquartered in Denver, and provides a full range of banking services including personal, small business, commercial, wealth management, credit cards, home loans, and more.

While its business offers a full range of financial products, teams are encouraged to operate with a local approach, integrating into the community. Sunflower aligns a portion of its charitable giving with community reinvestment goals. This includes helping non-profits that focus on affordable housing, community redevelopment, financial education, and improving the lives of those less fortunate.

Sunflower gives each employee 24 hours a year to go out into the community and make an impact by volunteering. Employees are encouraged to find organizations they are passionate about and Sunflower finds ways to support those passions. Through donations, sponsorships, corporate partnerships, and providing volunteer time, the bank becomes part of the fabric of local communities.

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