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).
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.
A NEW WELCOME CENTER
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 Its facilities are outdated and inadequate, and no longer meet the current needs of the 188,000 plus annual visitors to Flamingo Gardens.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 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
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
DIAMOND DONORS ($50,000 to $99,999)
FLOYD L. WRAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
FRIENDS OF FLAMINGO GARDENS
STRAUS FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
GOLD DONORS ($25,000 to $49,999)
FELBURN FAMILY FOUNDATION
FLEMING FAMILY FOUNDATION
FLAMINGO GARDENS VOLUNTEERS
JOHN KYLE & KRISTINA BRUNI
SILVER DONORS ($10,000 to $24,999)
BAUMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
LESLIE L. ALEXANDER FOUNDATION
KNOPF FAMILY FOUNDATION
BRONZE DONORS ($5,000 to $9,999)
DREW CARIASO AND ERICH VEITENHEIMER
JAN & LAZ AMADOR
ULTIMATE SOFTWARE in Memory of Guillermo Gomez
WEST PALM BEACH JUDGING CENTER
EXHIBIT DONORS ($1,000 to $4,999)
MELISSA ADAMS & MICHAEL BECK
HERBERT AND SANDRA ALLENSON
SANDRA BLOCK-BREZNER & JEFFREY BREZNER
MIKE CHEN & DONNA OGDON CHEN
THE DYLAN SCHOPP SUNSHINE FOUNDATION
GIVE REALTY in Honor of Scott Holtzman
LINCOLN AND GAIL KIEM
LAW ENFORCEMENT PSYCHOLOGICAL & COUNSELING ASSOCIATES, INC.
BILL LODATO & LUZ MATOS-LODATO
THE BILLI MARCUS FOUNDATION
BENJAMIN & LINDA LAMBERT
CHRISTINA PELLICANE & JAMES BATEMAN
STEVE & ANGELA PRESSMAN
JOHN & JANE PURSLEY
TODD AND THERESA WANDSTRAT
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