The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is pleased to provide a special donation in honor of their clients to support the new REST Program through the Lee Health Foundation.

The REST Program (Resilience Education Support Team) is designed to mitigate elevated stress and fatigue among healthcare employees through emotional and spiritual support, resulting not only in their strength and resiliency, but in a consistent quality experience for the patient.


Al Hanser, Founder and Chairman of The Trust Company explained the catalyst for the donation. “We traditionally hold a spring celebration for our clients, professional friends and community leaders on Sanibel every April,” said Hanser.  “Since we have not been able to do this over the last two seasons due to COVID, we planned to surprise our guests with an event this November. Due to the size of the crowd this event draws, we decided the risk was still too great, and instead donated to Lee Health Foundation directing the funds to the REST Program.  We wanted to do something to thank the hundreds of healthcare workers responsible for caring for patients not only during COVID but into the future.”


“Lee Health is grateful for the investment by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company in the health and wellbeing of our frontline healthcare heroes, who too often need the same kinds of emotional and spiritual support they give to their patients every day,” says Chris Simoneau, Chief Foundation and Development Officer at Lee Health. “Our REST program has proven to help our medical teams improve their mental and physical wellbeing, and we can’t think of a better investment that Sanibel Captiva Trust and its clients could make at this time.”

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is an independent trust company with more than $3.5 billion in assets under management that provides family office and wealth management services, including investment management, trust administration and financial counsel to high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses, foundations and endowments. Founded in 2001 as a state-chartered independent trust company, the firm is focused on wealth management services that are absolute-return oriented and performance driven. Each portfolio is separately managed and customized specifically to the client’s yield and cash-flow requirements. The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company are divisions of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Offices in Sanibel-Captiva, Naples, Marco Island, Tampa, Belleair Bluffs-Clearwater and Tarpon Springs.