Ways To Give

The Deering Estate Foundation is a volunteer driven community-based charitable 501(c)3 Florida Corporation that was founded in 1989 by members of our community for the sole purpose of preserving, protecting and enhancing the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations. Our mission is immediate and our vision eternal.

Our Mission
To raise public awareness, outreach, understanding and the enjoyment of the Deering Estate at Cutler and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits and collections and the conservation and restoration of the Estate’s natural and historical resources.

Our Vision
The Deering Estate Foundation will be the premiere voice and perpetual partner of the Deering Estate at Cutler, providing the resources and support necessary to achieve and sustain national recognition as a diverse cultural and educational destination for future generations.

The importance of preserving South Florida’s heritage and native habitats, providing sanctuary for the both the wild and the civilized, cannot be overstated. We accept and acknowledge our responsibility as community leaders to preserve this one-of-a-kind place, where the harsh concrete and asphalt of the city ends and the true beauty of nature and history prevail. We take seriously our obligation to deliver it to our children in better condition than that in which it was delivered to us, recognizing our efforts are essential to preserving the quality of life in South Florida.

The important works we do today to fulfill our mission are investments that will transcend generations.

There are many ways that you can participate and support the Deering Estate Foundation:

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Annual Fund
Education Fund
Friends of the Arts Fund
Environment Fund
Historic Preservation Fund
Charles Deering Endowment Fund

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

Mary Pettit, Executive Director
[email protected]
305-235-1668 x 266

Brittnie Bassant, Office Manager
[email protected]
305-235-1668 x 263

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