Al Hanser, chair of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), presented a $7,500 check to Barbara Von Harten, principal of The Sanibel School, to support the Foreign Language Program at the school.
"We are proud of our island school and are happy to help support our most valuable resource-our children," Al Hanser said.
Sanctuary General Manager Ken Kouril and Kim Kouril have children who attend the Sanibel School and both volunteer to help raise money for the school. Kim is Sanibel School Fund Secretary.
Left to right, Ken and Kim Kouril, Jeannie Kendall, Al Hanser, Barbara Von Harten, Ginny Fleming, Steve Brown, and Ann Arnoff. PHOTO PROVIDED.
CFI Chair Al Hanser gathered with Board of Directors Ginny Fleming, Steve Brown, Jeannie Kendall and Ann Arnoff for the check presentation.
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 U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon designation, as well as an "A" rating for the past 11 years.