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Banker wins annual humanitarian award

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FORT MYERS — FineMark National Bank & Trust founder and CEO Joe Catti was awarded the annual Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award from the Lee Health Foundation.

Catti was honored at the Lee Health Foundation's Evening of Appreciation, held Nov. 30, according to a statement. Catti was recognized for his many years as a Lee Health supporter, the release adds, most notably as the chairperson of Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida's $100 million capital campaign.

“I am honored and humbled and feel undeserving of this recognition,' says Catti in the statement. “We are very fortunate to have a world-class health system and excellent physician care in Southwest Florida. There are so many people in our community who give and help others selflessly. As Harry Truman once said, 'It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.'”

Currently serving on Lee Health Foundation's board, Catti is also a past chair and treasurer of the Lee Health Foundation; a past member of the Lee Health Foundation finance and executive committees; a member of Lee Health Foundation's Heritage Circle of Friends Legacy Society; and has volunteered his time and expertise to several other organizations throughout Southwest Florida.

“Joe has been an integral part of making the Golisano Children's Hospital dream a reality,” says Skip Leonard, chief foundation officer for Lee Health Foundation, in the statement. “As chair of the Golisano Children's Hospital capital campaign, he worked tirelessly to ensure we met the $100 million goal.”

The Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of quality health care for Southwest Florida citizens. The award is named in honor of Frank Haskell, co-founder, with his wife Betty, of Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund, part of the Lee Health Foundation.


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