SanCap (Really) Cares
Island donors hit $775,000 mark, benefit Golisano
Asmall group that raises large sums of money for kids has again stepped up. The 17th annual SanCap Cares Island Celebration raised some $775,000 to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. That number augments more than $14 million the group had raised for the Golisano. The hospital opened in May. Southwest
Floridians gave more than $100 million in donations to offset the $250 million Golisano project. Lee Health operates the new hospital in Fort Myers.
SanCap Cares held its April fundraiser on Sanibel at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Esteemed wildlife artist Jim Sprankle’s auctioned work brought $115,000 in divided proceeds. With the Golisano opening, the group’s priorities had shifted to equipping the seven-story facility, specifically an orthopedic operating room. The hospital agreed to fund $1.4 million of those costs if SanCap Cares could raise $700,000. Skip Leonard, Lee Health Chief Foundation Officer Skip Leonard had revealed the surgical room will be named “Amanda’s Room,” honoring SanCap Cares cofounder Amanda Cross, hospital officials say.
THE HOSPITAL AGREED TO FUND $1.4 MILLION OF THOSE COSTS IF SANCAP CARES COULD RAISE $700,000
The hospital's orthopedic operating room will be named “Amanda’s Room,” honoring SanCap Cares co- founder Amanda Cross ( center in front row).
Lee Health CEO Jim Nathan (left) and presenting sponsors Sally Hanser and Al Hanser attended the April fundraiser. Al Hanser is founder/ CEO of Sanibel Captiva Trust Co.