To raise public awareness, outreach, understanding and the enjoyment of the Deering Estate and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits and collections, natural conservation and historical restoration and preservation. All funds converge on a single goal – to ensure in perpetuity the Deering Estate’s viability as a center for preservation, education, and recreation.
The Deering Estate Foundation will be the premiere voice and perpetual partner of the Deering Estate, providing the resources and support necessary to achieve and sustain national recognition as a diverse cultural and educational destination for future generations.
To fulfill its mission, The Deering Estate Foundation relies on annual membership dues and contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations that value the preservation of the Estate’s rich and storied history, the conservation of its diverse and expansive native habitats and access to unique cultural, educational and recreational experiences it offers.
Funded by the 100 Ladies of Deering and written by author and preservationist Becky Roper Matkov, produced by Emmy-Award-winning director Carl Kesser, this half-hour long film is a project that involved extensive research, including trips to Chicago, Sarasota, Barcelona and Sitges, Spain and interviews with historians, archaeologists, a former governor and descendants of Charles Deering.