Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has donated rent-free office space to the Guardian ad Litem Foundation in its Gateway Branch building located at 11691 Gateway Boulevard. The bank previously donated the space to the Sanibel Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce after its offices on Sanibel were destroyed from Hurricane Ian.
“We’re an avid supporter of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation and the important work they do with Southwest Florida youth in need,” said Amy McQuagge, vice president and director of marketing at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “Offering this space to them will help them financially and also allow them to offer more services to the kids they serve.”
“We are truly grateful to have found such a perfect space for our Operations Center in Fort Myers, which not only allows us to expand our services but also reflects our commitment to creating an enriching environment for the abused, neglected and abandoned children we support,” said Jessica Stanfield, executive director of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation. “Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has our heartfelt thanks and deepest appreciation for their partnership for providing us this space and serving as our banking partner. With this new location, we are better equipped than ever to fulfill our mission of advocating for the well-being of abused, neglected, and abandoned youth in our community.”
The Guardian ad Litem Foundation manages programs that support children, adolescents and teens who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned as they navigate the judicial and child welfare systems. Its children’s needs program allows volunteer child advocates to request funds for expenses that foster parents and caregivers cannot afford and other agencies do not provide, including birthday parties, tutoring, summer camp programs, movie tickets and registration fees for clubs and sports. The foundation also assists with emergency needs, including beds, bedding, clothing, and car seats. For more information, visit voicesforkids.org.
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 cheersto20years.sancapbank.com.
On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, has 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.
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, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.