BOK Financial is a leading regional financial services company with a history of working with Colorado businesses and individuals since 1908. BOK Financial works to strengthen the community by investing in local needs and funneling capital into the local economy.

Why is BOK Financial passionate about supporting the Mission’s Turkey Drive and Thanksgiving initiatives?

We believe our community is our livelihood. We believe in giving back every day. “Witnessing the
smiles and appreciation of the guests coming through the Mission is inspiring, especially around the
holidays,” said Bill Sullivan, Colorado market president & CEO. “To see the overwhelming number
of people impacted through DRM’s Turkey Drive and to be a small part of that makes Thanksgiving
a little brighter for all of us.”

Why do you think the Mission’s work is important, especially during Thanksgiving?

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness need the Mission’s help year-round, but the
Mission goes the extra mile by providing a special meal during Thanksgiving. We are proud to support
the work of this organization and contribute to the Turkey Drive that brings in so many holiday
meals for families in need.

How have you personally been impacted by your involvement with the Mission?

“I have had the privilege to serve lunch at the Mission, and the guests are a positive influence on
me,” said Todd McLean, SVP & president of BOK Financial Insurance. “They remind me to try to do
my best to be like them—gracious and thankful. I frequently have employees ask me ‘when can
we next organize a volunteer team activity at the Mission?’ because it’s always a rewarding and
impactful experience.”

This post is part of November’s Changing Lives Newsletter. This month, you’ll learn about the ways your donations are providing Thanksgiving meals to people throughout Denver.

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