Roepstorffs, Bank of the Islands Proud Supporters of Taste of the Islands

SANIBEL, Fla. (October 11, 2018) — Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank has returned as the Presenting Sponsor of the 37th Taste of the Islands, the signature fundraiser for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)’s signature fundraiser.

Geoffrey and Robbie Roepstorff, who founded Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank in 1997 have supported CROW throughout the bank’s history. This is the ninth year the bank has led the sponsorship.

“For five decades, CROW’s wildlife rehabilitation services have helped native and migratory birds and animals in Southwest Florida. This year’s red tide event has been especially hard on wildlife. We believe we have an obligation to support the communities we serve” says Geoffrey Roepstorff, CEO of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank and past Treasurer and member of CROW’s Board of Directors. “We invite you to join us, and CROW, to celebrate our great community at Taste of the Islands.”

The annual event will be on Sunday, November 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park, showcasing 13 Sanibel and Captiva restaurants:

Blue Giraffe


The Bubble Room

Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory

The Clam Shack

Sanibel Fish House

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

IL Cielo

Thistle Lodge

The Jac Island Bar & Grille

The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market



“We have an amazing line-up of restaurants this year” says Linda Estep, Executive Director for CROW. “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together to support each other after being hit hard with the effects of red tide this summer.”

The restaurants will offer a mouth-watering array of menu items for six CROW Bucks or less while competing for honors in a variety of categories including “Best Appetizer”, “Best Seafood” and “Taste of the Taste”. Attendees of the Taste cast ballots to decide the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice” award. Admission to Taste of the Islands, which can be purchased online or at the event, is $7 for adults and free for children less than 12 years of age.

This year’s family friendly event also features live entertainment by Private Stock Band, and in the Sanibel Community House guests can meet CROW’s Animal Ambassadors and bid on Silent Auction items. 

Event sponsors also include The Silverman Organization as Gold Sponsor, Jensen’s Marina, Dave and Jennifer Nichols, Suncoast Beverage, and Heidrick & Co. as Silver Sponsors, FOX 4 as Lead Media Sponsor, News Press as Lead Newspaper Sponsor and Coaste Magazine, Florida Weekly, Island Sun/River Weekly Newspaper, Santiva Chronicle, and Times of the Islands Media as Supporting Media Sponsors.

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About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.

About Bank of the Islands

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 36 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 20 years straight. For more information visit