Al Hanser, chair of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), presented a $5,000 check to Chuck Vilardi, principal of The Sanibel School and Christian Fautz, president of the Sanibel School Fund board for the check presentation.
"The Charitable Foundation of the Islands supports The Sanibel School and recognizes the importance of helping children," said Hanser.
Money raised by the Sanibel School Fund and PTA provides many resources and enhancements that the shortfalls in the Lee County School System budget cannot, including educational software, classroom computers, the foreign language program, steel drums, a music keyboard lab, supplies for classrooms, and much more. Parent and community support for these programs have helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation, as well as an "A" rating for the past 15 years.
Pictured from left: Steve Greenstein, Al Hanser and Chuck Vilardi: second row, Christian Fautz, Bargara Maughan,: back row, Rob Lisenbee and Carolyn Tongyai