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By Staff | Oct 12, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Mary Holden

F.I.S.H. VOLUNTEER NOMINATED FOR ENPY

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva volunteer Mary Holden has been nominated for the Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award for the Cape Coral Community Foundation’s 5th Annual ENPYs — Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly — awards.

The award is given to a Southwest Florida citizen who exemplifies the spirit of “Service Above Self” in memory of Sanborn, one of Cape Coral’s earliest residents who passed away in 2017.

The CCCF believes that too often the ones doing the work to better the community do not get recognized and chose 36 finalists out of over 160 nominations received this year. The ENPY Awards highlight the efforts of Southwest Florida nonprofits and accomplishments of nonprofit leaders.

The awards presentation will broadcast on CTN Television and stream on www.ctntelevision.com on Oct. 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED Ryan Orgera

ORGERA ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM SCCF

Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera recently announced that he will leave the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at the end of the calendar year.

He has accepted an opportunity to serve as the inaugural global director of an international fisheries management project that will seek to identify and fight against corruption in large-scale, industrial fisheries around the world. In his new position, Orgera will have the ability to effect change in global systems and fight for shared oceans.

The new initiative is being launched by and funded through Oceans 5 and Pew Charitable Trusts.

“I am incredibly proud of the three rewarding years I have spent here. Because of our incredible staff, board and community, I have been able to help shepherd the organization to meaningful successes,” he said. “This is the most committed, bright, and welcoming group of people I have ever known.”

The SCCF board of trustees and staff have begun the process of identifying his successor.

“Ryan has done a tremendous job of maximizing opportunities, developing partnerships and weathering pandemic challenges during his tenure,” Board President Don Rice said. “While his departure was unexpected, we are proud to see him take on a new position with world-wide implications for the environment.”