Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has donated $50,000 to the Sanibel Community Association to help restore the Community House from damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

“Our relationship and commitment to the Sanibel Community Association and The Community House goes back 20 years, when the bank was started by Craig Albert,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “It’s the heart of the island community, where residents, families and businesses have come together to celebrate, learn and support one another for almost 100 years. We’re so pleased to be able to support such an iconic island organization and landmark.”

“This donation means so much to us as it helps us continue to rebuild after the devastating effects Hurricane Ian had on The Community House,” said Teresa Riska-Hall, executive director of The Sanibel Community Association. “All the groups we serve are excited about being able to gather inside the house itself again.”

The Sanibel Community Association is an independent organization that operates The Community House, which not only serves as an event location but also offers rental space. The Community House is composed of three rooms that can be rented separately or together. For more information, visit or call 239-472-2155.

Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at

On Sanibel, the Main Office, located at 2406 Periwinkle Way, has experienced minimal storm damage and is scheduled to reopen in May. In the interim, the Main Office staff is working out of the branch boardroom Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, has sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, 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.

The 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 100 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