SCCB Donates to Kiwanis Club Scholarship Program

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

From left to right, holding the check: Jeff Blackman, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club president-elect, and Sandy Doubles, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Main Office branch manager.
From left to right, back row: Eric Pfeiffer, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club director; Amy McQuagge, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank vice president and director of marketing; Les Boyle, Barry Roth and Ken Burgener, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club members; Ed Hendrick, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club vice president; and Jason Smith, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club director.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has donated $5,000 to the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club scholarship program. The club is awarding 20 scholarships, totaling close to $50,000, to Sanibel and Captiva youth. Eight of the scholarships are multi-year and 12 are one-year scholarships.

Scholarship funds typically raised by the club’s annual golf tournament, spaghetti dinners and coupon book fundraisers were not possible due to Hurricane Ian. Through generous donations from local businesses and individuals, the club was successfully able to fund its 2023 scholarship program.

“We’ve supported the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club since we opened our doors in 2003,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “It’s important to us that we continue to stand by SanCap Kiwanis in their effort to help island kids with their post-secondary education.”

Since 1973, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Kiwanis Club has been an energetic service club of members who serve the islands’ children. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child, and one community at a time. For more information visit

Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at

On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, has sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit

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