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SanCap Trust Company to serve as presenting sponsor

By Staff | Mar 6, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Lee Health System Director of Gift Planning Jeff Muddell, left, SanCap Cares Committee Member Valerie Tutor, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Founder and Chairman Al Hanser and Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Wealth Services Advisors Robin Cook and Steve Greenstein.

SanCap Cares announced that The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has agreed to partner with it once again as presenting sponsor of the 19th Annual Island Celebration to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

“We are so appreciative of the long partnership we have enjoyed with The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and their loyal support of such an important cause,” SanCap Cares Committee member Valerie Tutor said.

The gala event begins at 5 p.m. on April 7 at The Sanctuary Golf Club.

This year, the Island Celebration is revamping the event with a grand evening saluting island donors themselves as honorary chairpersons for 2019. The festivities will begin with a culinary tastings and wine pairings to accompany the compelling “Give to Give” auction of items. The celebration will culminate with a five-star dinner and entertainment by The Modern Gentlemen, a quartet of entertainers originally brought together by Frankie Valli.

“The entire Trust Company team is grateful for the important work at Lee Health, and the thousands of people who are helped by this organization each year,” Founder and Chairman Al Hanser said. “We are honored to sponsor this year’s SanCap Cares celebration in thanks to all of the generous island donors and volunteers.”

Golisano Children’s Hospital opened the doors to its new building in 2017, thanks in large part to the millions of dollars raised from the Sanibel-Captiva community through SanCap Cares. Since its inception, islanders have raised more than$15,000,000 for the hospital and the children of Southwest Florida.

In 2018, SanCap Cares raised $750,000 which primarily benefited the hospital’s Pediatric and Behavioral Health Initiative to serve the children struggling with mental health and developmental issues. The contributions, along with others, allowed it to make it a community-wide movement, known as Kids’ Minds Matter, with a goal of raising $10,000,000 over the next three years. SanCap Cares will again join the movement and funds raised this year will go to the Kids’ Minds Matter.

For information on corporate sponsorships or to become a donor, call 239-984-0381.