Lee County Tax Collector Office Raises Money for Golisano

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2019) – Candy and Golisano Children’s Hospital are a worthwhile combination for the employees of the Lee County Tax Collector’s South Fort Myers service center off Pine Ridge Road near Fort Myers Beach.
Employees sold candy bars for $1 each to raise $2,500 for Golisano. The Tax Collector’s office presented a check for that amount to a Lee Health Foundation administrator at the South Fort Myers service center.
“They worked very hard and I think it was a phenomenal amount of money that was raised,” said office manager Kelly Gunn about her employees. “And just the public knowing they are helping in some way to contribute was big as well.”
Raising money for Golisano is an important fundraising project that started over two years ago when the new hospital opened. “There is a strong focus on community connection within each branch (of the Lee County Tax Collector),” said Jessica Anderson, a senior customer service representative, who helped organize the fundraiser.
This is the third time the office has used the enticement of candy to raise money for the hospital since the new facility opened in 2017 – with the other fundraisers each raising nearly $3,000 and $4,000. This latest fundraiser took place over the past eight months.
An appreciative Jason A. Powella, senior special event planner for the Lee Health Foundation, accepted the check on behalf of Golisano. “It just shows complete community involvement. People are coming into the (tax collector’s) office for a litany of things to be completed and they make a donation,” Powella said.  
About Lee County Tax Collector
The Lee County Tax Collector (LCTC) exists to serve the citizens of Lee County. The office takes pride in organizational excellence and offering exemplary customer service and operates by the credo of “We’ve got your back.” The LCTC operates leetc.com, the official interactive website of the tax collector, which allows county residents to quickly and easily take care of motor vehicle and vessel registration, pay property taxes, make appointments for concealed weapon permits and more. The agency operates seven service centers open daily throughout the county to provide efficient, convenient services. The LCTC works to provide innovative and quality service that supports the growth and sustainability of the community. For more information, visit leetc.com or follow Lee County Tax Collector on social media.
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