The Deering Estate is a treasured asset that contributes greatly to our community’s sense of place, economy and quality of life. The Deering Estate Foundation is fully committed to its preservation for generations to come. We enthusiastically continue to pursue our mission, helping to cultivate the Deering Estate’s diverse resources, develop programs and deliver enriching, meaningful and inspiring experiences to our community.

Here’s how you can help!

– Ways to Give –

We appreciate your support, and offer many secure methods of receiving your contributions. Donations can be made online via PayPal, by mail, or over the phone. Read on to determine which fund best suits your giving needs, and to access these channels.

Become a Member

Continue to renew your Foundation membership and promote membership to others. If you have not yet made the Deering Estate “your backyard on the bay”, do it now by becoming a member

Support the Annual Fund.

Contributions large and small made to Annual Fund provide important unrestricted, current-use funds that provide the Deering Estate Foundation’s leadership maximum flexibility for responding quickly to new opportunities and unexpected needs, going directly where resources are needed most.

Join our team.

Volunteer your time and talent that can help us achieve our goals by registering to become an ambassador of the vision or by providing in-kind products or services or by serving on one of our steering and working committees.

Take a vested interest in our vision.

Consider making a gift and multi-year pledge to support achieving our vision for the future and including the Deering Estate Foundation in your estate planning.

Help us connect with others

When it comes to raising funds, relationships play a key role. Help connect us with individuals, foundations, grantors and corporations that you know and that you believe would be interested in supporting our efforts. We would love to get to know them!

If you would like to speak with us about what method of giving works best for you, please contact:

Bonnie Barnes, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
(305) 235-1668 x 224

Donations may be sent to:
Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Bonnie Barnes
16701 SW 72 Ave
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 305-233-5074 (Fax)

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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, archeological, architectural and environmental treasures.