Wines in the Wild Sponsors Enjoy Brunch Cruise

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

As a thank you for their support of Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s signature fundraising event Wines in the Wild, sponsors were treated to a brunch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick on Sunday, Oct. 29.

“We had a spectacular time on the water celebrating our sponsors who are supporting SCCF’s mission to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems,” said Wines in the Wild co-founder Linda Uhler. “It was a wonderful way to thank them while enjoying the natural beauty of our islands.”

Both sponsorships and tickets sold out more quickly than ever for SCCF’s 14th annual Wines in the Wild fundraiser on Nov. 17.

“We are thrilled with the community response to our traditional welcome back event,” said SCCF Events Manager Jeff Siwicke. “It’s clear that our friends and neighbors are eager to get together and enjoy a very special evening under the stars.”

With a total of 46 sponsors, SCCF is thrilled to announce community-wide support from:

Presenting Sponsor
Bank of the Islands

Diamond Sponsors
Roberta and Philip Puschel

Platinum Sponsors
Deborah LaGorce
John and Kay Morse
Joyce and Don Rice

Gold Sponsors
Susan and Cliff Beittel
Tory and Bill Burch
Billye Curtis
Barbara and Tom Dunham
Friends of Diane
Doug and Sherry Gentry
Susan and George Heisler
Janie Howland and Jack Thomas
McCallion & McCallion Realty
MHK Architecture
Jennifer and Dave Nichols
Nancy and Chip Roach
Lucy and Paul Roth
Kris and Doug Ryckman
Sandy Shepard

Silver Sponsors
Linda Graves Arnold and Robert Mitchell
Nancy and Bob Adams
Nancy and Bob Brooks
Cathy and Jim Cryder
Laura DeBruce and Jeff Blackman
Nancy Dehmlow
Beatriz Estrada-Pascual and Guillermo Pascual
Rita and Clay Ewell
Allison and Chauncey Goss
Greenwood Consulting Group
Shelley and Bill Greggs
The Health Whisperer
Louise and Tim Huyck
Jane and John Henshaw
Elissa and Nik Khakee
Mernie and Tom Libonate
Linda and Nick Linsmayer
Barbara and Bill Millar
Joleen and John Raho
Sanibel Air and Electric
Laura and Shawn Shaffer
Liz and John Simler
Daneza Socarras and Robert Beans
The Law Office of Janet M. Strickland. P.A.
Betty and Bob Van Tassel
Sally and Peter Wiese

Founded in 2008 by Linda and Tom Uhler, Wines in the Wild was created as an outdoor event for new and returning island residents to meet like-minded neighbors and SCCF team members. It’s a great way to experience the warmth of our community and support SCCF’s historical role in protecting and caring for our coastal ecosystems. Learn more at

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