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By Staff | Oct 6, 2020

SCCF finalist for Nonprofit of the Year award

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation was one of 17 finalists for an INCredible Award for Nonprofit of the Year.

The virtual event, held on Oct. 6, celebrated award recipients in six categories: Small Business of the Year; Innovation Award; SWFL Citizen of the Year; Distinguished Volunteer Award; and the INCredible Award.

The INCredible Award celebrates a nonprofit organization in Lee, Collier or Charlotte County that is a leader in the nonprofit sector, and the mission of which improves quality of life in Southwest Florida.

Sloan joins F.I.S.H.’s board of directors

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva welcomes the Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan to its board of directors.

Sloan has been an Episcopal priest for 18 years and recently retired from St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel after serving for 10 years as its first female rector. Prior to coming to Sanibel, she served as chaplain and dean of Community at The General Theological Seminary in New York City.

Sloan has a previous 25-year history in the field of education, teaching first in the United States and then assuming teaching and administrative responsibilities in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and subsequently the Netherlands in the field of English as a second language.

Upon her return stateside, she was appointed as the first female director of accreditation — in the 100 years of the organization’s history — at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the Boston area. There Sloan was responsible for creating and facilitating an accrediting process for over 350 schools (K-8). In addition, she acted as associate director for the accreditation process of 65 schools in Europe.

Upon the completion of her Ph.D., Sloan became a professor at the University of Connecticut’s Graduate School of Education and taught courses in research, leadership development and organizational development, and also acted as the director of the Principal Preparation Program.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Plymouth State University, a Master of Arts in history from Dartmouth College, a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in administration and organizational development from the University of Connecticut.