Deering Estate Foundation announces new board members
Deering Estate Foundation Executive Director Mary Pettit and President David M. McDonald welcomed a prestigious group of newly elected directors to the organization’s Board of Directors at their annual meeting in January. Fellow Board members, trustees, community leaders and collaborating partners welcomed six new members to join the Board of Directors in fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to preserve and protect the Deering Estate’s education and research initiatives, cultural arts programming, environmental conservation efforts, and historic preservation…John R. Anzivino is a CPA and Principal Tax Partner with Kaufman, Rossin & Co…Timothy Klauda is the Vice President of Product, Digital Experience at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd…[Read more here.]
Tom Thumb Food Stores announced as Title Sponsor of the 14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Jimmy McCarthy and Tom McCarthy of Tom Thumb Food Stores Inc. presented the Deering Estate Foundation with a donation of $25,000 to become the Title Sponsor of the 14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, being held Sunday, March 25, 2018…”We are so excited to be involved with this festival and to add another element to what is already an outstanding tradition for families across South Florida,” says Jimmy McCarthy, President and CEO. [Read more here.]
Deering Estate Foundation honors 2017 Champion Partners

The Deering Estate Foundation honored its 2017 Champion Partners of the Year at its annual board meeting in the historic Stone House ballroom at the Deering Estate. A collective energy recognizing all that had been accomplished and an optimism for what can still be achieved was felt by a room full of dedicated community leaders, collaborating partners, and Estate volunteers and staff…Daniella Levine Cava – William N. Irvine Stewardship Award…Sandy McCarthy – Champion Partner of the Year…Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust – Educational Partner of the Year…[Read more here.]

Philanthropist donates land, house to Deering Estate
What’s an environmentally conscious philanthropist to do with her pristine seven acres of tropical hardwood hammock and 10,500-square-foot energy efficient home when she decides to move away? She donates it to a historic and environmental preserve dedicated to hands-on ecological education that’s conveniently located right across the street. [Read more here.]