Historical Museum Emilie Alfino, left, with winner Alex Werner, and Bank of the Islands’ Willy Ocasio.
Historical Museum Emilie Alfino, left, with winner Alex Werner, and Bank of the Islands’ Willy Ocasio.
Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program.

The lucky winner, Alex Werner, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on his vehicle, winning him the right to select which local non-profit organization would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands. Werner chose to donate the bank’s $500 to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

That donation marks $79,300 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ We Love Our Islands program.

“Bank of the Islands is proud to be a longstanding supporter of our island community through this program, volunteering and other sponsorships,” said Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager. “Beyond this donation, we are a silver sponsor of the Historical Museum’s 2019 gala and hope to see islanders there on February 19. We congratulate Alex for his choice. It’s a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”

“From the time of the museum’s formation, Alex has been there for us,” said the Museum’s Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We’re very grateful to him and Bank of the Islands for this donation and all they do for us.”

All islanders are invited to visit the bank’s Sanibel or Captiva office to learn more about the “We Love Our Islands” program and how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners.

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 41 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 20 years straight.