Rotary Club recognizes vocational service of Bondurant
Every year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club fosters the ideals of vocational service by recognizing a non-Rotarian professional in the community. It recently awarded this year’s Business Person of the Year for Vocational Service Award to Mary Bondurant for her many contributions to the island community.
Bondurant became active on the island by first volunteering at The Sanibel School when her children were young. She has since helped to organize the annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration and founded the “Let’s Pink Out” breast cancer awareness and detection initiative. Past president of the local American Business Women’s Association chapter and named “Businesswoman of the Year,” she recently assisted in establishing an independent Sanibel-Captiva businesswomen’s organization.
Bondurant serves on the boards of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, of which she is past chair. She is a member of Zonta, the Sanibel Community Association, America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva, The Island Cotillion and Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association. Bondurant served in the U.S. Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for 10 years prior to moving to Sanibel.
Past recipients of the award include Marty Harrity, Chris Davidson, Sally and Billy Kirkland, Christopher Heidrick, Mead and Richard Johnson and Maggie Feiner. In 2019, Scot Congress was awarded the award by Rotary District 6960.