The 6th Annual Go F.I.S.H.! fundraising event was held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on March 3rd. This year the theme was “Old Hollywood Glamour” with live performances by look-alike celebrities Rose Dakos as Lauren Becall and Debi Almeida as Marilyn Monroe while Joey Almeida stepped in for photo opportunities as Sean Connery. FISH President & CEO, Maggi Feiner stated, “The generosity of our community is humbling. Every dollar raised supports the programs and services of FISH, which benefits our community as a whole. I cannot find the words to express the deep appreciation I feel toward each and every person, business and organization who contributed, from our volunteers who worked so hard, to our sponsors, to our staff and board, and to the Sanibel and Captiva communities.”
With a 46% increase in individuals served from 2017 to 2018, FISH highlighted Island Giving opportunities to bring increased awareness to programming and give guests the opportunity to donate toward one or more of these critical programs. Auctioneer Tommy Williams, emcee Eric Pfeifer and FISH Board Chair Nicole McHale, entertained guests while helping to raise both funds and awareness of FISH’s mission.
“What a wonderful evening. We are always amazed by the generous hearts of our island neighbors,” stated Patty and Jim Sprankle, Honorary Event Chairs.