Philanthropic Support

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:

  • 21st Century C.A.R.E.S.  
  • American Business Women's Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Hibiscus Society
  • Animal Refuge Center (ARC)
  • Art League of Fort Myers
  • Arts for ACT
  • Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
  • Bishop Verot High School
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
  • Captiva Holiday Village
  • Charitable Foundation of the Islands 
  • Children's Advocacy Center 
  • Children’s Center of the Islands
  • Classic Basketball "City of Palms" 
  • Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) 
  • C.R.E.W. 
  • CROW – Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
  • Cypress Lake High School
  • Cypress Lake Middle School 
  • J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Dress for Success 
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Earth Shine
  • Edison Festival of Lights 
  • Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation
  • Edison Park Elementary School
  • Fallen Officer Memorial Fund 
  • FISH – Friends in Service Here
  • Fort Myers Christian School
  • Fort Myers Master's Commission 
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
  • Gabriel House
  • Goodwill Industries
 
  • Gulf Coast Humane Society 
  • Gulfshore Ballet
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Hope Hospice
  • Horizon Council
  • Horizon Council Foundation
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kiwanis International
  • Kleist Health Education Center at FGCU 
  • Lee Memorial Foundation
  • LMHS Mil-Support 
  • March of Dimes
  • Multicultural Center of SWFL
  • Nephcure 
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • P.A.W.S. 
  • Rotary Club
  • Saint Michael's Lutheran School
  • SalusCare
  • Sanibel Historical Museum & Village
  • Sanibel Public Library 
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club
  • Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club
  • Sanibel Community Association
  • Sanibel School
  • Schoolhouse Theater (BIG ARTS)
  • Southwest Florida Community Foundation 
  • Special Equestrians
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • SWFL Museum of History
  • SWFL Symphony 
  • Uncommon Friends Foundation
  • United Way
  • Voices for Kids 
  • Zonta
 

  Board Affiliations

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:

 

  • American Heart Association
  • Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
  • Bishop Verot High School
  • Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.)
  • Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation
  • Edison Pageant of Light
  • Fort Myers Women’s Community Club
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Florida Gulf Coast University - Board of Governors Appointee
  • Florida Transportation Commission - Governor appointee
  • Hope Hospice of Lee County
  • Horizon Council Foundation
  • Horizon Council
  • Industrial Development Authority – Lee County Commissioner appointee
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kleist Health Education Center at FGCU
 
  • Lee County Electric Cooperative
  • Lee County Youth Basketball Association
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation
  • Healthy Lee Steering Committee
  • Real Estate Investment Society (REIS)
  • Roadway Landscape Advisory Committee - Lee County Commissioner appointee
  • Rotary South Fort Myers
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Sanibel Community Association
  • Sanibel School Advisory Council
  • Sanibel School Fund
  • Southwest Florida Community Foundation
  • St. Michael Lutheran Church and School
  • SalusCare
  • The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
  • Uncommon Friends Foundation
 
 

Service Awards

 

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.

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