Fundraising Events & Sponsorships

Welcome Back Campaign

Raffle ends on September 30, 2020 • Facebook Live Drawing on October 2, 2020

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The Deering Estate and Deering Estate Foundation would like to extend a hearty “Welcome Back” to our members and guests as we all adhere to social distancing and other health & safety guidelines and protocols. We are grateful to our members, supporters, and communities at large – it is because of you that the Deering Estate continues to be not just a local jewel, but a national treasure.  We hope you will consider participating in the Deering Estate Foundation’s Welcome Back campaign to raise operating funds for our continued success.  Thanks to our community partners for their donation of items to be raffled.

Mistletoe & Martinis

Friday, December 11, 2020

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Join us for Mistletoe & Martinis, our annual holiday celebration featuring festive holiday music and scrumptious bites from the finest caterers in South Florida. Stroll through the homes decorated for the holidays by some of South Florida’s top interior designers and be dazzled by thousands of holiday lights as the Deering Estate grounds are transformed into an enchanted Festival of Trees. We invite our friends, neighbors, and members to spend a joyful evening with us, sip some martinis, and spread some good cheer.

All proceeds from Mistletoe & Martinis will benefit The Deering Estate Foundation and further our efforts to promote community, conservation, and culture as we work together to uphold the legacy of Charles Deering.

Deering Seafood Festival

Held annually; Free for Members

Sunday, March 28, 2021 • 10 am – 6 pm

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Calling all Seafood Lovers! Bring your appetites for this all-day festival featuring scrumptious seafood, live music and all-day entertainment, celebrity chef demos, children’s activities, arts & crafts vendors, and so much more!
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Members-Only Cocktail Reception

Held annually in May; Free for Members

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Mingle with fellow members, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, participate in one-on-one discussions with artists in residence, and more!

Memorial Day Celebration – Palmetto Bay Days 

Free for Veterans, Active Military, Village of Palmetto Bay residents, and Members

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Through a partnership agreement between the Village of Palmetto Bay and Deering Estate, Palmetto Bay residents, veterans and active duty military personnel, and Deering Estate Foundation Members will be able to enjoy the historic Estate free of charge. Reduced admission for all other guests. Event features a military parade, kids activities, Museum Tours and Nature Preserve Tours, special “On the Bay” adventures, and live performances.

For any other questions about sponsorship information please contact Michelle Streit via email at [email protected] or call 305-235-1668; press 3, then dial extension 253.

The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate, one of South Florida’s largest and most significant historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental treasures.

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