F.I.S.H. Event ‘Over The Rainbow’ Goes Over The Top
The 4th Annual Go F.I.S.H.! fundraising event, where guests were invited to go ‘over the rainbow’ in a Wizard of Oz themed evening, was held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on March 5th! FISH President & CEO, Maggi Feiner stated, “We are always so humbled by the generosity of our community. Every dollar raised goes directly back to this community. I cannot even find the words to reflect the deep appreciation I feel toward each and every person, business and organization that contributed, from the volunteers who worked so hard, to the sponsors, to The Sanibel School Performing Arts students."
Island Giving opportunities brought awareness to the programs of FISH and gave guests the opportunity to donate toward one or more programs that FISH offers. Auctioneer Eric Pfeifer, accompanied by FISH Board Vice Chair Nicole McHale, kept the guests entertained while helping to raise both funds and awareness of FISH’s mission.
“The very special one-of-a-kind ‘Go F.I.S.H.’ carving in the live auction by Jim Sprankle stole the show. We cannot thank Jim enough for his bigheartedness in making and donating his art work for our celebration,” stated Nancy and Chip Roach, Honorary Event Chairs. Other live auction packages included a private dinner at Sweet Melissa’s Café; a 3-night stay at Pinehurst Resort; a Ruby and Diamond Pendant donated by Congress Jewelers; a basket-full of fine wines; a 3-night stay in Chicago; a spectacular golf excursion at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club; and a Sip-n-Soar Napa Valley trip. “The caliber of our auction items was at such a high level that we had many bidders for each,” stated Nancy and Chip Roach, Honorary Event Chairs.