Community Foundation of Collier County Receives $20,000 From BankUnited to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

Posted on September 21, 2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County has received a $20,000 donation from BankUnited in Miami Lakes, FL for the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County and the nonprofits that support them.

BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 90 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 6 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at June 30, 2017. One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit BankUnited can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @BankUnited.

The Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund has raised over $780,000 for Hurricane Irma victims to date and has already provided immediate funds directly to hurricane victims to help with needs such as food, housing, gas, and lost income.

To donate to the Collier Comes Together Fund, visit to donate online or checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34108.  Cash donations are also welcome for those who would like to donate in person at the Community Foundation office.  Receipts will be provided. 100% of donations collected are distributed to victims and their families.

“We greatly appreciate the generous donation from BankUnited to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Irma,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation President & CEO.  “We know victims are in dire need in these hard-hit areas of Collier County and we want to do what we can to help. Together, with our community partners, we can come to the aid of those most in need.”

The Collier Comes Together Fund was established in close collaboration with the City of Naples and Collier County Emergency Management, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, City of Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department, and the United Way of Collier County.