Deering Estate Foundation

LAST UPDATED: October 29, 2018
Arts, Culture & Humanities
The Deering Estate Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the Deering Estate. Our purpose and mission is to build public awareness, outreach, understanding and the enjoyment of the Deering Estate and to provide resources and assistance for the enhancement and expansion of the educational, historical, cultural, scientific, archaeological, park & recreational facilities, programs and other related services offered at, through or in connection with the Deering Estate. Mission: To raise awareness of the Deering Estate and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits and collections and the conservation and restoration of the Estate’s natural and historical resources. Programs include historic preservation, natural resource conservation, environmental education & research, arts & culture, and building public awareness through special events.
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

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David McDonald
McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.
Becky Matkov
Vice President
Retired - Dade Heritage Trust
Vicki Simmons-Hinz
Cherry Bekaert CPAs & Advisors
Leide DeValdivielso
David Marley Jr.
Past President
Creative Financial Concepts
Barry Johnson
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Peter England
Director/Fundraising & Development Chair
Retired - Camillus House
Col. Brodes Hartley Jr.
Community Health South Florida
Jamie L. Thomas
Baptist Health South Florida
Dr. Evelyn Gaiser
Director/Chairman of Science Advisory Committee
Florida International University


Larissa Siegel Lara
Executive Director
Laura Shand
Membership Manager
Michelle Streit
Special Events Coordinator
Robert Ryan
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Delia Diaz
Administrative Assistant


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.