Sunflower Bank will be celebrating their new location with the unveiling of art created by pediatric patients of El Paso Children’s Hospital. You may have noticed a new sign on top of the ONE San Jacinto Building, formerly the Chase Bank Building. Sunflower Bank is not new to Downtown, in fact they have been the third-floor tenant in the building for over seven years. The branch served the public as Capital Bank, until recently changing their name to Sunflower Bank in February of this year.
“ This tower has been a part of El Paso’s skyline for close to 70 years. It has always been at the center of the financial and business districts in El Paso; and now we are proud to be its anchor tenant, put our sign on top of the building and occupy the well-known second floor branch. It is a statement of Sunflower Bank’s commitment to the region, and our belief in the strength of its community and its economy.” – Ernesto Avila, Regional President
Sunflower Bank’s full-service location contains a retail branch offering personal banking and Guardian Mortgage services. The El Paso commercial team, led by regional president Ernesto Avila, is also located on-site and includes business banking, international banking, treasury management and credit specialists, in addition to the commercial relationship team. The location is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“We always knew we wanted our branch to be a part of the downtown El Paso community. When El Paso Children’s Hospital reached out to us to discuss its Child Life Therapeutic Arts Program and showed us the children’s beautiful paintings, many of which are of sunflowers, we decided our branch is the perfect venue to display the art. We are proud to announce our donation of $25,000 to the EPCH Foundation to help them continue this important program.” – Ernesto Avila, Regional President
The Therapeutic Arts Program supports the emotional well-being of pediatric patients and their families through art instruction. An exhibit of children’s art created in the program will be on display to the public during branch hours through August of 2022. For this exhibit, Gina Kay-Lochausen, Therapeutic Arts Coordinator, chose 14 pieces from pediatric oncology patients between 2015 to 2019 from ages 9-18. The pieces selected are just a tiny vignette into participation in the Therapeutic Arts program while undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis.
“The El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation is grateful to Sunflower Bank’s donation to help support our Therapeutic Arts program. We are thrilled that everyone who walks into the bank will see how young patients dealing with an illness can heal more quickly when they are able to share their feelings on a canvas and create something beautiful!” adds Estela Casas, Executive Director, El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The event will be on Zoom and hosted by Estela Casas, Executive Director, El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. Estela and Ernesto Avila, regional president for Sunflower Bank, will be onsite. Zoom participants will be Mollie Carter, Sunflower Bank Chairman; Cindy Stout, EPCH CEO; and some of the pediatric patients whose work is on display. Below is a link to the zoom event to join in live for the unveiling.
WHAT: Celebration of new Sunflower Bank branch and unveiling of El Paso Children’s Hospital Child Life Program Therapeutic Arts Display Wall
WHEN: Friday, November 20 ; 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sunflower Bank; 201 E. Main, Suite 200 (Due to COVID-19 regulations, attendance will be restricted to pre-arranged attendees.)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87312677125?pwd=b21DYURXYVVXamZOOC9zQ2prWkU4UT09
Meeting ID: 873 1267 7125
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