Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, Billye Curtis, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” 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.
After splitting her winnings between two island non-profits, Curtis chose to donate the bank’s $600 to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. That donation marks $82,400 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ We Love Our Islands program.
“Bank of the Islands is proud to be a longstanding F.I.S.H. supporter,” said Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager. “We’re sponsoring their annual report for the first time this year, and are always grateful when we get contributions to their food pantry at our bank lobby collection site. On a personal note, it’s my great honor to serve on the F.I.S.H. Board of Directors. Helping F.I.S.H. through our We Love Our Islands program is 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.
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.
Bank of the Islands V.P. Willy Ocasio, Ralph Curtis, Winner Billye Curtis, and Maria Espinosa of F.I.S.H.