On behalf of the Board of Directors we invite you to review our Annual Report to discover the many programs made possible by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Several of our programs support our focus on college and career readiness, teacher recognition, and mentoring.

All of The Foundation’s programs are rich in content, vital to our students and teachers, and dependent on your support. If you believe in The Foundation’s work as much as we do, please consider joining us as a volunteer, mentor or donor. Your involvement will make a significant impact as we pursue educational excellence for all Lee County students and teachers.

Gary Griffin
Foundation Board Chairman
August, 2016 – present


Marshall T. Bower, Esq, President and CEO

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

Gary H. Griffin, Chairman

B&I Contractors, Inc.

Jon C. Cecil, Immediate Past Chair

Lee Health

Denise Gergley, Vice Chair

Chico's FAS, Inc.

Dennie Hamilton, Treasurer


Michael Wukitsch, Secretary

Lee Health


Greg Adkins, Ed.D.

School District of Lee County

Mike Martin

Florida Gulf Coast University

Richard G. Lewis, II, Ph.D.

Community Leader

Harlan C. Parrish*

FineMark National Bank & Trust

Robbie B. Roepstorff*

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands

Steve Pontius

Waterman Broadcasting/NBC2


Keith Banasiak

Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.

Amanda L. Brock, Esq.

Community Leader

John Patrick Boland

Community Leader

Howard L. Wheeler, Jr.

President, Chris- Tel Construction

Brent Crawford

Trevett Capital Partners

Randy Henderson

Mayor, City of Fort Myers

Christine Davis, Ed.D

Florida SouthWestern State College

Thomas Fewster, Jr.

Community Volunteer

Thomas H. Giles

Avalon Engineering, Inc.

Commissioner Brian Hamman

Lee County Board of County Commissioners – District 4

John Hayes

GATES Butz Institutional Construction, LLC

Mayor Randy Henderson

City of Fort Myers

Jeffrey L. Kunberger

Suncoast Credit Union

Michele Laboda, D.M.D.

Gulf Coast Orthodontics

Mark Loren

Mark Loren Designs, Inc.

Cindy McCurry-Ross

The News-Press Media Group

Stacey Mercado

McGriff Insurance Services

Joe Mitchell

Pool Pros, Inc.

Thomas A. Mueller

Covanta Energy

Cole Peacock

RC Peacock Consulting, LLC

Kyle DeCicco

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

Sheriff Mike Scott

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Cahtleen O'Daniel Morgan

Lee County School Board Chairman

Jeff Ospina

Regional President of Gulf Coast Florida, Wells Fargo

Mark Weber

Minnesota Twins

Kevin Daly

Teachers Association of Lee County

John Meyer, DBA

Hodges University

Brian Rist

President, Storm Smart


Richard Ackert*

Retired CEO - Southtrust Bank

Chris Bundschu*

President - Bundschu Kraft, Inc.

Eva Freeman*

Design Consultant

Charles K. Idelson*

President & CEO - Investors Security Trust

Gerald Laboda, D.M.D.*

Southwest Florida Oral & Facial Surgery

Kenneth A. O'Donnell*

Banking Center Manager, VP, C1 Bank

Steve Personette*

Community Volunteer

Steven C. Shimp*

Community Leader - Retired, President, Owen-Ames Kimball Co.

E. Bruce Strayhorn*

Partner - Strayhorn & Persons, P.L.

Linda K. Taylor*

Florida State Board of Education - past member

Gary V. Trippe*

Chairman and Co-Founder - Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, Inc.

* Past Board Chairman