Robin Lear, left, and Bank of the Islands’ Tammy Friend with We Love Our Islands winner Evette Zurbriggen. Photo provided
Robin Lear, left, and Bank of the Islands’ Tammy Friend with We Love Our Islands winner Evette Zurbriggen. Photo provided

Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, Evette Zurbriggen, was spotted with a WLOI decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local non-profit organization would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands.

Zurbriggen chose to donate the bank’s $100 to the Sanibel School’s Kids for Christ after-school club. That donation marks $81,200 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ program.

Bank of the Islands is proud to be a longstanding supporter of a variety of Sanibel School activities,” said Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager Willy Ocasio. “Several of our bankers have volunteered their time with the Sanibel School’s Advisory Committee, so we’re always happy to support its educational programs. It’s a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”

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.