Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands has an undeniable interest in the future growth and well-being of the community we serve. Our staff is proud and dedicated to support our community through the following non-profit organizations by volunteering and/or making financial contributions:
The Bank’s officers lend their time and expertise by serving as directors on many non-profit and faith-based boards. Beyond their daily banking responsibilities, our officers find time to support the community through leadership and officer positions on various community boards. Participation has included:
The Bank and its leadership are proud and humbled to have been recognized for their community service with several awards.
In 2010, Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff, CEO and President respectively, received the statewide honor of being named Florida Bankers Association's "Bankers of the Year".
In 2004, Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands was the proud recipient of the First Outstanding Philanthropic Business Award, bestowed by the National Philanthropy Day Leadership Council.
In 1999, Edison National Bank was awarded the Industry Appreciation Award hosted by the Horizon Council for exceptional level of leadership, innovation, investment and community involvement in Southwest Florida.
On the local level, Bank of the Islands, our Sanibel and Captiva offices, has been voted “Best Island Bank” for 15 years straight and has received 26 "Best Of" awards since 1999.
Our President, Robbie Roepstorff, has been recognized with the following honors:
2012 Honorary Lifetime Member Award by the Uncommon Friends Foundation
2008 Paulette Burton Lee County Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Board of County Commissioners
2006 Lee County Business Leadership Hall of Fame Laureate Award
2004 Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Citizen of the Year Award
2004 University of North Alabama Alumnus of the Year Award
ATHENA Award Recipient in 2002 - presented annually by local chambers of commerce throughout the United States to an individual exemplifying excellence in the individual’s business or profession, service to the community in a meaningful way, and for assisting women in developing their leadership potential.