Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, Shareen Groce, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local non-profit organization would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands. Groce chose to donate her winnings of $600 to BIG ARTS. That donation marks $92,700 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ We Love Our Islands program.


“We’re so glad Shareen chose to give our donation to BIG ARTS. Bank of the Islands is proud to be a longstanding BIG ARTS sponsor. They make such a huge contribution to the cultural richness of our community,” said Sanibel-Captiva Asst. Office Manager Susan Schulte. “This gift through our We Love Our Islands program is another great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”


All islanders are invited to visit the bank’s Sanibel or Captiva office to learn more about the “We Love Our Islands” program and how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners.


Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 50 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 23 years straight.