Bank of the Islands Returns as Presenting Sponsor for Wines in the Wild

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff, left, CEO Geoff Roepstorff, SCCF CEO James Evans, and Wines in the Wild co-founders Tom and Linda Uhler raise a glass to the upcoming 2023 event.

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is thrilled to announce that Bank of the Islands will once again be the presenting sponsor of its annual Wines in the Wild event, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

“We truly appreciate Bank of the Islands’ lead sponsorship for more than a decade,” said event co-founder Linda Uhler. “This very special evening would not be nearly as successful or well embraced by the community without their generous, ongoing support.”

Wines in the Wild began in 2008 as not only an SCCF fundraiser but also as a “welcome back” gathering to kick off the island’s fall season.

A name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, Bank of the Islands has earned a well-established appreciation as a philanthropic leader in the communities of Sanibel and Captiva.

During the highly anticipated event, guests will enjoy strolling the grounds of SCCF’s Bailey Homestead Preserve while sipping wines specially selected for the evening. Top local chefs will be serving enticing dishes to complement the wine tastings.

Please contact co-founder Tom Uhler at or 239-940-9494 to become a sponsor at the following levels:

· Gold Sponsor ($1,500 or more): Two tickets, sponsor thank you event, special food & wine gift
· Silver Sponsor ($750): Two tickets, sponsor thank you event

Individual tickets will go on sale Oct. 17.

Wines in the Wild supports SCCF’s mission to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems. Learn more at

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