Sunflower Financial institution and First Nationwide 1870 introduced a complete donation of $101,895 to colleges that participated in its ABC Program for Training’s 2021-2022 college yr marketing campaign, which incorporates $8,921 acquired by faculties in Ellinwood and Nice Bend.
Sunflower Financial institution originated this system in 2001, and since then has contributed over $1.6 million to help kindergarten by way of twelfth grade schooling within the communities it serves. Donations have been distributed all through October 2022 by native department groups.
“Help for Okay-12 schooling is likely one of the cornerstones of our dedication to our communities,” acknowledged Mollie Carter, Sunflower Financial institution’s govt chairman. “Since 2001, Sunflower Financial institution has given away over $1.6 million by way of the ABC Program in direct funding to the colleges and college students chosen by our prospects. The ABC Program is a really significant approach that we accomplice with native instructional and monetary literacy initiatives, and encourage tutorial achievement in our youth.”
The ABC Program is funded partially primarily based on buyer debit card transactions and new accounts opened. Sunflower Financial institution and First Nationwide 1870 prospects have the chance to pick an ABC Program-registered college to help with every qualifying debit card buy through the marketing campaign. The usual college donation per transaction is $0.02. This yr for the primary time, for each new Elevation Checking account opened Nov. 15, 2022, by way of Aug. 31, 2023, $5 will probably be donated to an ABC Program-registered college chosen by the account proprietor.
As well as, twice a yr all financial institution department areas take part in a “Pay for ‘A’s” drawing, with a present drawing interval underway by way of Dec. 31. Throughout this time, branches settle for kindergarten by way of twelfth grade college students’ report playing cards for an opportunity to earn as much as $100 for his or her A grades. This drawing is open to most of the people, and no buy is required for entry. 5 contest winners per department are chosen to obtain $10 for each A, as much as a complete of $100 per scholar. As an additional advantage, faculties that take part within the ABC Program will obtain an identical donation if one in every of their scholar’s report playing cards is chosen.