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THANK YOU DONORS
Donation of $1000 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
GOLD DONORS ($25,000 to $49,999)
FELBURN FAMILY FOUNDATION
FLEMING FAMILY FOUNDATION
FLAMINGO GARDENS VOLUNTEERS
JOHN KYLE & KRISTINA BRUNI
STRAUS FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
SILVER DONORS ($10,000 to $24,999)
BAUMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
KNOPF FAMILY FOUNDATION
BRONZE DONORS ($5,000 to $9,999)
DREW CARIASO AND ERICH VEITENHEIMER
FOLKE H. PETERSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
ULTIMATE SOFTWARE in Memory of Guillermo Gomez
WEST PALM BEACH JUDGING CENTER
EXHIBIT DONORS ($1,000 to $4,999)
HERBERT AND SANDRA ALLENSON
MIKE & DONNA 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
STEVE & ANGELA PRESSMAN
JOHN & JANE PURSLEY
TODD AND THERESA WANDSTRAT
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With heavy use, the ravages of time, and damage by Hurricane Irma, our decades-old meeting room has become structurally unsound and is no longer fit for public use. It must be replaced…and soon!
Thanks to your generous help, Flamingo Gardens has raised over $1.4 million towards a new and upgraded Learning Center to serve the 30,000 plus school children visiting on field trips, provide much-needed classroom space for our ecological programming, and multi-purpose meeting space for the many groups and organizations we serve.
As part of Flamingo Garden Master Plan, the Board of Trustees has approved the construction of a new Learning Center in the front entrance area. It will be incorporated as Phase I of our Capital Campaign for a new Welcome Center campus and will be called the Mary N. Porter Learning Center in honor of the philanthropist of the lead naming gift- a $500,000 grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund.
The move to the front entrance area is in response to the concerns raised with the former Meeting Room site- specifically the need to address fire truck access, proximity to a fire hydrant, parking, and night-time safety issues associated with the former site.
Relocating the building to the front entrance area provides:
By incorporating the Learning Center with Phase I of the new Welcome Center campus, we will now have the room, and the funds, to build a larger multi-purpose classroom space and larger ADA compliant bathrooms to more fully meet our needs.
The primary purpose of the Learning Center continues to be to host the ecological education programs for tens of thousands of students, as well as meetings and classes for thousands of adults.
The construction schedule of this project will have to be adjusted while we revise the drawings for the new site and go through the necessary permitting process and zoning approval with the Town of Davie. We anticipate demolition and groundbreaking to occur in December of 2020 and we aim to be completed by November of 2021. Read more about our Capital Campaign
Botanical Garden and Everglade Wildlife Sanctuary
3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614
Phone (954) 473-2955
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