Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s Rachel Kaduk was honored at the 7th Annual Women of Distinction Gala on June 17. This year’s event recognized the exceptional acts of kindness during the recovery efforts following the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian on the Southwest Florida community.

The gala organizing committee realigned the award categories this year to center the celebration around the theme, “Spread Kindness like Wildflowers,” reflecting the resilience and compassionate spirit demonstrated by individuals throughout the hurricane recovery period. Kaduk was one of 10 Southwest Florida women who received the 2023 Acts of Kindness Award.

Women of Distinction is a group of Republican women recognizing women who have set the standard in their chosen profession and community endeavors. The program recognizes the great achievements of amazing women whose work in the community may otherwise go unnoticed. For more information, visit

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 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