Bank of the Islands proudly supports the Kiwanis Scholarship program as a Gold Sponsor of its online auction. The auction will be held from Friday March 18 through Sunday March 27 at 6pm. Previews of the auction items begin on March 16. To learn more visit


“While we all hope to see the post-pandemic return of the time-honored Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner in 2023, the online auction is a terrific way to support scholarship funding for local students in need right now,” said Bank of the Islands Vice President David Lowden. “We are happy to support the auction as a Gold Sponsor. It’s truly a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”


The annual San Cap Kiwanis Auction is in its fifth decade of raising funds to benefit the youth of Sanibel and Captiva. Proceeds from the auction make possible the Kiwanis Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to local students attending post-secondary colleges, universities, and technical schools. In recent years, this program awarded over $60,000 in scholarships. In addition, the auction proceeds are used to provide grants to other local non-profits whose programs benefit youth education, recreation, and well-being.


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.