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Business Briefs | March 29

By Staff | Mar 29, 2024

First Horizon Foundation launches Grants for Good campaign, awarding $10,000 to 160 nonprofits

In honor of First Horizon Corp.’s 160th anniversary, First Horizon Foundation this week announced the Grants for Good campaign, providing $1.6 million to non-profit organizations within the company’s footprint. First Horizon Foundation will award 160 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations dedicated to strengthening the communities it serves.

“As we commemorate 160 years of excellence, the Grants for Good campaign underscores our long-term commitment and ongoing dedication to strengthening our communities,” said First Horizon Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Jordan. “We are honored to collaborate with organizations committed to uplifting those in need, fostering sustainable growth and fortifying resilience through impactful programs that strengthen the financial health and well-being of our beloved communities.”

Grants for Good is open to any 501(c)(3) organization eligible to receive funding from First Horizon Foundation. Nonprofits can apply through the First Horizon website and only one application per nonprofit organization is permitted. Photos are encouraged with submissions. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges composed of First Horizon associates. Applications will be accepted from March 25 to April 30, and award recipients will be announced in June.

For more information and to apply for Grants for Good, please visit firsthorizonfoundation.com/grantsforgood.

There are two First Horizon locations in Cape Coral: 506 Cape Coral Parkway, E., (239-443-3689) and 812 Del Prado Blvd., S. (239-985-8120).

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank sponsors Champions 4 Children event

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has announced its title sponsorship of Champions 4 Children’s 10th annual C4C Event weekend April 25-27. This annual fundraiser features current and former NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, Olympic and collegiate athletes.

Attendees and sponsors can interact with the athletes at different events, such as a poker tournament, benefit concert featuring JT Hodges & Friends, golf tournament and dinner auction held at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and The Forest County Club.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Southwest Florida Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, Valerie’s House and CureSearch. Over the past nine years, Champions 4 Children has raised over $9 million to support various youth nonprofit organizations.

Champions 4 Children was founded by the Shanfelter family in December 2013 with a mission to help children in the local community through their love of sports and children. For more information, please visit champions4childrenswfl.com.

To learn more about Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, visit sancapbank.com.

RSW reports February traffic numbers

During February, 1,223,761 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 26% compared to February 2023.

The traffic leader in February was Delta with 217,369 passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (186,982), United (168,006), American (157,616) and Frontier (119,307).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,362 aircraft operations, an increase of 28% compared to February 2023. Page Field saw 16,658 operations, which was a 5% decrease compared to February 2023.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10 million passengers in 2023 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit flylcpa.com or FACEBOOK.