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 November 2017, 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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A NEW WELCOME CENTER​ CAMPUS

As part of Flamingo Gardens' Master Plan, the Board of Trustees is planning for a new $3.8 million 8,000 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 Its facilities are outdated and inadequate, and no longer meet the current needs of the 188,000 plus annual visitors to Flamingo Gardens. 

The new Welcome Center Campus will be comprised of three buildings- a new educational building, a new ticket and gift shop building, and a new cafe and eating courtyard.


Phase I, the Mary N. Porter Learning Center, will provide a 3000 sq. ft. of multi-purpose meeting, classroom, and exhibition space with new ADA restrooms. Phase II will provide a new entrance to the botanical gardens, ticket booth, customer service center, gift shop, volunteer and rental department offices, cafe with courtyard seating, and additional new ADA restrooms. Parking will be expanded with new front entrance signage and landscaping.

​​Flamingo Gardens Board 2017 with Donation

Phase I, the Mary N. Porter Learning Center, is anticipated to cost $1.6 million. To date, the Board of Trustees has raised initial Lead Gifts and pledges totaling over $1,466,000 toward this initial Phase I goal, including the lead naming gift- a $500,000 grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. Read more about the new Welcome Center with this EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (large file may download slowly).

THANK YOU DONORS
Donation of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a permanent donor acknowledgement marker on the Phase I Mary N. Porter Learning Center.


NAMING DONOR ($500,000)

MARY N.PORTER LEGACY FUND


PLATINUM DONORS ($100,000 to $499,999)

THE BATCHELOR FOUNDATIONS

CAROL HOLDREN


DIAMOND DONORS ($50,000 to $99,999)

FELBURN FAMILY FOUNDATION

FLOYD L. WRAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

​FRIENDS OF FLAMINGO GARDENS

STRAUS FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST


GOLD DONORS ($25,000 to $49,999)

ANONYMOUS
FLEMING FAMILY FOUNDATION
FLAMINGO GARDENS VOLUNTEERS
FREED FOUNDATION
JOHN KYLE & KRISTINA BRUNI

SILVER DONORS ($10,000 to $24,999)

JAN AMADOR
BAUMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
LESLIE L. ALEXANDER FOUNDATION
MELINDA SCHWARTZ
KNOPF FAMILY FOUNDATION
LYNN TSUCALAS


BRONZE DONORS ($5,000 to $9,999)
ANONYMOUS

DREW CARIASO AND ERICH VEITENHEIMER

JAN & LAZ AMADOR

BARARA MURRISH

KEITH CLARK

ULTIMATE SOFTWARE IN MEMORY OF GUILLERMO GOMEZ

​WEST PALM BEACH JUDGING CENTER

STAN WOOD

EXHIBIT DONORS ($1,000 to $4,999)

MELISSA ADAMS & MICHAEL BECK
HERBERT AND SANDRA ALLENSON
LYNN ATKINSON

SANDRA BLOCK-BREZNER & JEFFREY BREZNER 
SUSAN CHALMERS
MIKE CHEN & DONNA OGDON CHEN
CATHI CRANE
THE DYLAN SCHOPP SUNSHINE FOUNDATION
GIVE REALTY in Honor of Scott Holtzman

THOMAS GRAMMER

GENE & COLLETTE HERMAN
LARRY HILL

INVITATION HOMES
LINCOLN AND GAIL KIEM
LINDA LAMBERT
EFFIE LEWIS
LAW ENFORCEMENT PSYCHOLOGICAL & COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, INC.
BILL LODATO & LUZ MATOS-LODATO
THE BILLI MARCUS FOUNDATION
BENJAMIN & LINDA LAMBERT
DAVIE LEDBETTER​
THE MANGAN FAMILY
SARAH MORALES
DIEDRE OTTO
JUDY PAUL
​CHRISTINA PELLICANE & JAMES BATEMAN
STEVE & ANGELA PRESSMAN
JOHN & JANE PURSLEY 
SHARON PURSLEY
SCOTT PRITCHETT
GENNARO SELVAGGI

DENISE, RAYMOND & JUSTIN SILVA
ANDREE SIRACUSA
KEVIN SMITH

MARILYN STEELE
TARGET

JANICE TOMARCHIO & MAUREEN MORAN IN MEMORY OF JOHN TOMARCHIO
TODD AND THERESA WANDSTRAT


Blue denotes pledged donation
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Capital Campaign

​​​Flamingo Gardens Board 2017 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.

Banner Image: Mary N. Porter Welcome Center building with various people around.

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