FLAMINGO GARDENS RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT
FROM MARY N. PORTER LEGACY FUND
Flamingo Gardens is receiving a half million dollars from the estate of a local philanthropist to help fund a new 10,000 sq. ft. Welcome Center at the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.
On Tuesday, the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Broward announced a total $1.9 million in grants from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund to fund capital projects at four area nonprofits, including the grant to Flamingo Gardens. Read Press Release
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NAMING DONOR ($500,000)
MARY N.PORTER LEGACY FUND
DEDICATION DONORS ($100,000 or more)
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MARY N. PORTER WELCOME CENTER
Flamingo Gardens is planning for a new $2.4 million 10,000 square foot Welcome Center for visitors. The current building is 67 years old and its original wood frame construction is in severe disrepair. Its facilities are outdated and inadequate, and no longer meet the current needs of the 150,000 plus annual visitors to Flamingo Gardens.
The new Welcome Center will provide a new entrance to the botanical gardens, customer service center, ticket booth, guest facilities, gift shop, administrative offices, dining area, meeting and classroom spaces, and exhibition space. Parking will be expanded with new front enrance signage and landscaping.
Phase I of the new Mary N. Porter Welcome Center is anticipated to cost $1.1 million. To date the Board of Trustees has raised initial Lead Gifts and pledges totaling over $750,000 toward this initial Phase I goal, including the lead naming gift- a $500,000 grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. To read more about the new Welcome Center, CLICK HERE FOR EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Flamingo Gardens Board President Barbara Murrish (third from left) and Executive Director Keith Clark (fourth from left) accept a $500,000 check from the Board of Directors at the Community Foundation of Broward. Left to Right: Gary Bitner, Cynthia Borders-Byrd, Murrish, Clark, Stacy Ostrau, and Alicia Lucia Jackson.
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