Sanibel Sea School Completes Strategic Planning with Support from Charitable Foundation of the Islands

A Capacity Grant from the Charitable Foundation of the Islands enabled Sanibel Sea School to carry out strategic planning with guidance from an experienced consultant. At the nonprofit’s annual Board Meeting, Donna Gillroy of Gillroy and Associates facilitated a three hour session to help Trustees create a clear vision and an actionable plan for the next five years. 

 Chip Roach, Vice Chair of the CFI Board of Directors, awards Dr. Bruce Neill, Executive Director of Sanibel Sea School, with a capacity building grant. 

Chip Roach, Vice Chair of the CFI Board of Directors, awards Dr. Bruce Neill, Executive Director of Sanibel Sea School, with a capacity building grant. 

“We are so thankful to have received this support,” said Mark Summit, President of the Sanibel Sea School Board of Trustees. “With Donna’s leadership, we were able to construct a plan that is ambitious but realistic, and we now have a series of specific steps to guide us forward. This level of expertise would not have been available to us without support from the Charitable Foundation of the Islands.” 

The Charitable Foundation of the Islands’ mission is to help people in need on Sanibel and Captiva, to promote philanthropy, and to strengthen nonprofit organizations that will build a spirit of community for generations to come. They do this through the distribution of annually raised and permanently endowed funds. The foundation’s Capacity-Building Initiative aims to help nonprofits accomplish work that requires time, energy, expertise, and innovative thinking beyond everyday operations. Learn more at www.charitablefoundationoftheislands.org.

Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Learn more at www.sanibelseaschool.org.