As a thank you for their support of SCCF’s signature fundraising event Wines in the Wild, sponsors were treated to a brunch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick on Sunday, Oct. 29.


“We had a spectacular time on the water celebrating our sponsors who are supporting SCCF’s mission to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems,” said Wines in the Wild co-founder Linda Uhler. “It was a wonderful way to thank them while enjoying the natural beauty of our islands.”


Both sponsorships and tickets sold out more quickly than ever for SCCF’s 14th annual Wines in the Wild fundraiser on Nov. 17.


“We are thrilled with the community response to our traditional welcome back event,” said SCCF Events Manager Jeff Siwicke. “It’s clear that our friends and neighbors are eager to get together and enjoy a very special evening under the stars.”


With a total of 46 sponsors, SCCF is thrilled to announce community-wide support from:


Presenting Sponsor


Bank of the Islands


Diamond Sponsors


Roberta and Philip Puschel


Platinum Sponsors


Deborah LaGorce


John and Kay Morse


Joyce and Don Rice


Gold Sponsors


Susan and Cliff Beittel


Tory and Bill Burch


Billye Curtis


Barbara and Tom Dunham


Friends of Diane


Doug and Sherry Gentry


Susan and George Heisler


Janie Howland and Jack Thomas


McCallion & McCallion Realty


MHK Architecture


Jennifer and Dave Nichols


Nancy and Chip Roach


Lucy and Paul Roth


Kris and Doug Ryckman


Sandy Shepard


Silver Sponsors


Linda Graves Arnold and Robert Mitchell


Nancy and Bob Adams


Nancy and Bob Brooks


Cathy and Jim Cryder


Laura DeBruce and Jeff Blackman


Nancy Dehmlow


Beatriz Estrada-Pascual and Guillermo Pascual


Rita and Clay Ewell


Allison and Chauncey Goss


Greenwood Consulting Group


Shelley and Bill Greggs


The Health Whisperer


Louise and Tim Huyck


Jane and John Henshaw


Elissa and Nik Khakee


Mernie and Tom Libonate


Linda and Nick Linsmayer


Barbara and Bill Millar


Joleen and John Raho


Sanibel Air and Electric


Laura and Shawn Shaffer


Liz and John Simler


Daneza Socarras and Robert Beans


The Law Office of Janet M. Strickland. P.A.


Betty and Bob Van Tassel


Sally and Peter Wiese



Founded in 2008 by Linda and Tom Uhler, Wines in the Wild was created as an outdoor event for new and returning island residents to meet like-minded neighbors and SCCF team members.

It’s a great way to experience the warmth of our community and support SCCF’s historical role in protecting and caring for our coastal ecosystems.


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