Trust Company Continues Support of Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

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Jeff Muddell, left, and Al Hanser of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Sam Ankerson of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum; Robin Cook, Gary Dyer, and Steve Greenstein of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Photo provided

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has been a long-standing partner of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum through its support of various programs and events.

“We are proud to sponsor the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s ongoing educational platforms as well as its newly-developed adult education classes, online and in-person lecture series, and innovative art and photography exhibitions,” said Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Founder and Chairman Al Hanser. “The Museum provides an excellent way for residents and visitors to become better acquainted with our beautiful islands, as well as appreciate the Museum’s exceptional collections and aquariums.”

For the 18th year, the Trust Company will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Museum’s annual gala, Live from Sanibel. Not only will guests savor a delectable dinner and wine and bid on exciting live and silent auctions, but they will also enjoy a performance by comedian, actor, and Saturday Night Live cast member Kevin Nealon. Live from Sanibel will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Sanibel Community House.

“The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company continues to be an incredibly generous and important supporter of the Museum,” said Sam Ankerson, National Shell Museum Executive Director. “Their invaluable ongoing support enables the Museum to expand its reach throughout our community.”

To register for the Live from Sanibel gala, call Margery Vizza at (239) 347-5114.

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is an independent trust company with more than $3.5 billion in assets under management that provides family office and wealth management services, including investment management, trust administration and financial counsel to high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses, foundations and endowments. Founded in 2001 as a state-chartered independent trust company, the firm is focused on wealth management services that are absolute-return oriented and performance driven. Each portfolio is separately managed and customized specifically to the client’s yield and cash-flow requirements. The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company are divisions of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Offices in Sanibel-Captiva, Naples, Marco Island, Tampa, Belleair Bluffs-Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.

About the Museum: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a Natural History Museum, and the only museum in the United States devoted solely to shells and mollusks. Its mission is to use exceptional collections, aquariums, programs, experiences, and science to be the nation’s leading museum in the conservation, preservation, interpretation, and celebration of shells, the mollusks that create them, and their ecosystems. Permanent exhibitions on view include the Great Hall of Shells which displays highlights of the Museum’s collection of some 500,000 shells, as well as the Beyond Shells living gallery of aquariums and over 50 species of marine life.

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