The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company leads the way as corporate sponsor for BIG ARTS FORUM lecture series in 2024

Now in its 21st year, the popular BIG ARTS FORUM is being sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.

The FORUM offers seven stimulating lectures between Jan. 17 and March 13 that offer engaging conversations with some of the most important thought leaders of our time, including:

• Jan. 17: Michael Steele on the “Current Political Landscape in America”
• Jan. 24: David Wasserman on “What’s the Roadmap to the 2024 Elections?”
• Jan. 31: Al Franken discussing “Will Washington Work Again?”
• Feb. 21: Dr. Stephanie Edgerly talking about “The End of News? How Media Audiences Are Changing”
• Feb. 28: Admiral Harry Harris on “The Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities”
• March 6: Robert Kagan speaking on “America’s Role in Establishing a New and Stable World Order”
• March 13: Daryl Johnson on “How the Domestic Terrorism Threat Is Being Ignored”

“The FORUM lecture series brings such quality and thought-provoking topics to the islands,” said The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Founder and Chairman S. Albert D. Hanser. “We are very proud to be a sponsor this year and to continue our partnership with BIG ARTS.”

“We are thrilled to have The Sanibel Trust Company’s support for the BIG ARTS FORUM,” said Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS Executive Director. “Their loyal and generous support says volumes about their commitment to community and we could not be more grateful.”

Tickets are $55 for each lecture and available on the BIG ARTS website at For more information call 239-395-0900.

PHOTO CAPTION (pictured left to right): Jeff Muddell, CFP®, Sanibel Office president; Carolyn Rogers, CFRE, Sr. VP, wealth services advisor; Michelle Schweber, BIG ARTS director of development; Rene Savarise, BIG ARTS board chair; Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS executive director; S. Albert D. Hanser, founder and chairman, Sanibel Captiva Trust Co.; Megan Marquardt, CFP®, CFTA, Fort Myers Office president.

About The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is an independent trust company with $4 billion in assets under management that provides Family Office and Wealth Management Services, including investment management, trust administration and financial counsel to high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses, foundations and endowments. Founded in 2001 as a state-chartered independent trust company, the firm is focused on wealth management services that are absolute-return oriented and performance driven. Each portfolio is separately managed and customized specifically to the client’s yield and cash-flow requirements. The Naples Trust Company and The Tampa Bay Trust Company are divisions of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Offices are located in Sanibel-Captiva, Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Tampa Bay, Belleair Bluffs-Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. For information, visit


BIG ARTS was created by and for the community more than four decades ago. Its founding principle remains to this day: to experience and celebrate the artist in all of us and to remind us of our shared humanity. Each year BIG ARTS offers a vibrant cultural palette of performing and fine arts, films, workshops and lectures.
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