Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has donated $25,000 to Pace Center for Girls Lee’s capital improvement campaign, Every Girl Deserves. The goal is to raise $1 million over two years to address lingering damage from Hurricane Ian and the school’s aging facilities. The improvements will enhance the learning environment and expand the dedicated space for its Reach Therapy program.

The campaign is focused on building improvements and repairs to help increase safety and security measures and create an environment that promotes health and wellness for the girls. Funds raised will support improvements including a total roof replacement, installation of extra security cameras and intercom system, the addition of a more secure visitor entrance, expansion of Reach Therapy offices, replacement of HVAC clean-air units, the addition of an outdoor recreational space and more.

Pace Center for Girls Lee provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Pace Lee opened in 2007 after Judge James Seals brought an initiative before community leaders to open a center that could focus on the gender-specific needs of at-risk girls in the Lee County area. Since that time, Pace Lee has served hundreds of girls throughout Lee County through its academic Day Program and Pace Reach programs. For more information visit,

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven locations open throughout Lee County. On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 110 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardHub, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit