Bank of the Islands recently made a very special non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program. Well-known islander Tony Lapi was the lucky winner. It came as no surprise that Tony directed that the Bank’s $600 donation be given to the United Way’s 2023-2024 Sanibel Captiva Community Campaign.

These donations mark $103,000 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ “We Love Our Islands” program.


“Tony has done so much for Southwest Florida by growing United Way’s impact on our local human service network for more than two decades,” said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. “We are proud to shine a spotlight on Tony’s leadership and these important efforts.”


Tony Lapi, President and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, is a member of the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society and has been a board member of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties for over 25 years. After six years in the leadership role, he is the returning chairman of the United Way’s Sanibel Captiva Community Campaign Committee.


“In last year’s 2022-2023 seasonal campaign, our island community raised $669,487 for this campaign. With the help of our island neighbors, I believe we can exceed that level of support in this current campaign,” said Lapi. “All donations will serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, and meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.”


To learn more about how you can support the United Way’s 2023-2024 Sanibel Captiva Community Campaign, please visit

or call 239-433-2000.


All islanders are invited to visit the bank’s Sanibel or Captiva office to pick up a vehicle decal and learn more about the “We Love Our Islands” program and how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners.


Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.