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Banner Image: The John Doe Learning Center building.

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
​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

KEITH CLARK

CPZ ARCHITECTS

FOLKE H. PETERSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
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
SUSAN CHALMERS

MIKE & DONNA 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

If your name is misspelled, in the wrong category, or missing please email Donna membership@flamingogardens.org or call 954.473.2955.

Mary N. Porter Learning CENTER

Learning Center funding thermometer graph. Image text: Goal, $450,000. Now Raised, $237,751.52 as of June 18, 2019. Please help us reach our goal of $450,000!

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 $1.5 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:

  • the desired access for fire trucks and fire hydrants​
  • adequate parking for guests
  • safer access and more security for evening classes and meetings.


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