Sunshine Ace Hardware is proud to announce that director of finance, Helena Dabrowski, was recently elected President of the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens, effective June 8, 2017.

Dabrowski, a long serving member of the foundation’s board, previously held positions of treasurer and vice president prior to her election as president. Coming into her new role, Dabrowski brings a solid background in finance and accounting, with previous experience as chief executive officer at INSOUTH Funding, Naples, as well as her current role at Sunshine Ace Hardware and Wynn’s Market.

A graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida, Dabrowski earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. As an alum, she was a member of the Leadership Council and served on the School of Business Advisory Board. Dabrowski is currently a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. In her spare time, Dabrowski, a Naples native, also enjoys traveling, cooking and watching sunsets over the Paradise Coast.

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with seven locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. The Sunshine Ace Hardware stores offer a wide array of products including quality tools and hardware, home maintenance supplies, paint, outdoor living products, and equipment for grilling, boating and fishing, as well as fishing and hunting licenses. For locations and hours, visit

About Uncommon Friends Foundation
Established in 1993, Uncommon Friends Foundation is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders, whose mission is to instill and encourage ethics, positive moral values and a sense of purpose in today’s society.  The Foundation awards several scholarships to local students, provides character education curriculum to local schools as well as awards an annual Business Ethics award to a deserving local business.  The Foundation also manages the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located at 2505 First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, please visit or call (239) 337-9503.