Sunrise Banks is a social engine for good, solving social and environmental problems and sparking community development. We work within the communities we serve through our volunteer efforts, partnerships and day-to-day work to provide financial solutions that help our community thrive. As a socially responsible bank, we help our community partners realize success through sustainable innovation.
2020 Sunrise Banks Impact Report
We accomplished so much in 2020 – and that’s in large part thanks to you. Your support has allowed Sunrise to continue its work as the most innovative bank empowering financial wellness.
“The past year has taught us a lot. But more than anything else, 2020 showed us just how resilient we are,” said Sunrise Banks CEO David Reiling in the report. “Growth sits on the other side of discomfort. This year we’ve demonstrated an amazing amount of perseverance and made clear how much we can accomplish when we work together. Has it been easy? Definitely not. But our progress is proof that we’re capable of doing hard things.”View the 2020 Impact Report Website
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We are committed to volunteerism and give a minimum of 2% net income per year through corporate donations and sponsorships. We encourage employees to do the same with 40 hours of volunteer paid time off through activities such as our annual Charitable Giving Week, Pay It Forward program, coffee bar donations, donation drives, and Habitat for Humanity.Learn More
Sun Up With Sunrise: A Minneapolis Model for Community Safety & Accountability with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo
During this hour, we had a one-on-one conversation with Police Chief Arradondo addressing the following:
- Learnings from the firing of four police officers and the George Floyd murder and trial;
- Public safety needs of the business community and the opportunities for businesses to participate in the process and solutions;
- Mayor Frey’s May 2021 plan for public safety and accountability to gain an understanding of how these separate-but-related objectives work well going forward;
- The type of officers the city is attempting to recruit in terms of background, personality and capability as well as the current challenge associated with recruiting; and
- Emerging de-escalation approaches and how these tactics can be beneficial in situations involving a mental health crisis.
Getting to Equity: How to Build Forward Pathways
About one year ago, the world changed when George Floyd died on the streets of Minneapolis. Even though a jury recently found a former officer guilty of Floyd’s murder, the tragedy looms large locally and across the country. How do our communities ensure equality for all when many systems remain broken? What does success look like?
What started in December 2020 as a Town Hall that brought out robust advice for courageous conversations grows momentum.
WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar moderated our second town hall on June 8, 2021.
New Panelists: Paurvi Bhatt of Medtronic Foundation. Marnita Schrodel of Marnita’s Table. Darrell Thompson of Bolder Options.
Watch this engaging conversation to dissect steps we can take locally to create positive change that fosters equality.Watch the Recording Here
Twin Cities Town Hall: A Discussion About Racial Equity
Sunrise Banks hosted a virtual town hall on racial equity on Dec. 16, 2020, that featured local diversity and inclusion experts and thoughtful conversations on equality.
The event was moderated by Roshini Rajkumar and included panelists Michael Goh, University of Minnesota Vice President for Equity and Diversity; Pimento Jamaican Kitchen Owner Tomme Beevas; and Minnesota State Representative Athena Hollins, who is also senior director of diversity and foundations at the Minnesota Bar Association.Watch the Recording Here