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“The annual report is a great representation of the scope and breadth of our mission-driven work,” said SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera. “That work is really something that all our island neighbors, not just SCCF members, should be aware of. If it inspires more islanders to become members, we’d be happy to welcome any and all into the SCCF family.”
This blanketed distribution would not be possible without the substantial underwriting support of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank, a longtime community partner of SCCF and many other island non-profits.
As Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank CEO Geoff Roepstorff noted on the annual report’s back cover:
“As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank in Lee County and on the islands, Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank cares deeply about the natural beauty we all value in Southwest Florida. Now more than ever, it is a great comfort to know SCCF stands strong in its environmental stewardship for the place we call home. For more than five decades, SCCF has been a leader in fighting to keep Sanibel, Captiva and this entire region so special. We are honored to be one of their partners in making that happen.”
“The Roepstorffs and their banking staff are so helpful to SCCF in so many ways,” said Orgera. “We really can’t thank them enough for helping us share this important publication as widely as possible.”
SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible. To learn more visit www.sccf.org.