FineMark National Bank and Trust makes transformational three-year donation to Habitat
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 12, 2022) – Local financial institution FineMark National Bank & Trust celebrates 12 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties by making a $1 million pledge to affordable housing. Over the next three years, this generous pledge will support Habitat’s mission of providing decent and affordable housing to families in need.
“When joining forces with a corporation whose core commitment is making a positive impact on individuals, families, and communities, the possibilities to partner for good, are limitless,” said Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties CEO Becky Lucas.
With the historically high costs of rent and housing prices, becoming a homeowner in Southwest Florida is increasingly out of reach. Through their long partnership, FineMark and Habitat have made it their mission to extend that American Dream to those in need.
“We are very pleased to be in the position to help Habitat for Humanity provide safe and affordable housing for hard working families in our community,” said FineMark Chairman and CEO Joseph R. Catti. “Homeownership has always been the cornerstone of the American Dream and it is rewarding for all of us at FineMark to be a part of the process that helps families transform their lives by making that dream a reality.
Since 2010, FineMark has given back to the community in a number of ways through its partnership with Habitat, including philanthropic donations and encouraging its staff to put in volunteer hours. This most recent $1 million donation solidifies the bond between the two organizations for years to come.
“It means so much that they would see a need affecting so many Lee County residents like the lack of affordable housing and take transformational steps to impact that need,” said Habitat CEO Becky Lucas. “It is a perfect example of corporate philanthropy.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
Driven by their vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties partners with local families in need of decent and affordable homes. Since 1982, more than 1,700 families have purchased Habitat homes in Lee and Hendry Counties. Habitat Homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, contribute towards closing costs, and pay an affordable mortgage set at no more than 30% of their monthly income. Through volunteering and providing financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry County families achieve strength, stability, and independence. Through shelter, we empower.