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Bank of the Islands gives $800 to new Charitable Foundation of the Islands

By Staff | Apr 14, 2011

Pictured from left is Charitable Foundation of the Islands’ directors Mike Kelly, Al Hanser, John Schubert and Steve Brown, accepting the donation from Bank of the Islands’ Rob Lisenbee.

John Schubert is the most recent winner of the “We Love Our Islands” promotion sponsored by Bank of the Islands. Schubert was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on his vehicle. That won him the right to select which local non-profit cause would receive a charitable contribution of $800 from Bank of the Islands. This contribution marks $41,500 given to island non-profits through the bank’s “We Love Our Islands” program.

Schubert chose to direct the bank’s gift to the newly formed Charitable Foundation of the Islands. Formerly associated with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and known as the Good Neighbor Foundation, its mission will be directed toward helping island residents, workers, and organizations.

“The Charitable Foundation of the Islands is working hard to address unmet needs in our island community,” said Bank of the Islands Vice President/Manager Rob Lisenbee. “I’m so glad we can add John’s winnings to help in their efforts. John has really helped us show how much we appreciate being your island bank.”

All islanders are invited to stop by the bank at 1699 Periwinkle Way, located at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, to get a free “We Love Our Islands” decal and details on how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners.

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, They are proud to be the winner of 17 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 12 years straight.