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Fundraising Events & Sponsorships in Miami

For questions about becoming a sponsor for one of the following events, please see details below or contact Michelle Streit at [email protected] or call (305)680-5219, ext. 253. 

Fundraising Events are Vital to Our Success

At the heart of Miami’s cultural and natural heritage lies Deering Estate, a place of historical significance and ecological diversity. Our foundation plays a pivotal role in preserving this treasure, and their fundraising and sponsorship events are vital for sustaining the estate’s mission. By contributing, individuals, organizations, and corporations become stewards of education, research, exhibits, collections, natural conservation, and historical preservation in their local area. Donors are not merely contributors; they are partners in this endeavor, and enable Deering Estate to ensure that it stands as a beacon for future generations seeking diverse cultural and educational experiences. If you would like information on how to become more involved with the foundation, feel free to contact us today.

Mistletoe & Martinis

Held Annually in December; Prices Vary, Tickets Online

Friday, December 8, 2023 • 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Guests will enjoy festive music, flavorful samplings of martinis, and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers.

Event Sponsorship available here

Fine Food Sponsorship information available here

Silent Auction Donation form here.

Chefs Table on The Bay

Held annually; Prices Vary, Tickets Online

Friday, April 12, 2024 • 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

An exclusive dining experience under the stars on the Deering Estate’s beautiful courtyard. 2023 Sponsorship information: check back soon.

Deering Seafood Festival

Held annually; Prices Vary, Free for Deering Estate Foundation Members, Tickets Online

Sunday, April 14, 2024 • 10 am – 6 pm

Calling all Seafood Lovers! Bring your appetites for this outdoor all-day festival featuring scrumptious seafood, live music and all-day entertainment, celebrity chef demos, children’s activities, arts & crafts vendors, and so much more!
View past festivals

Members-Only Cocktail Reception

2023 Date TBA; Free for Members, Tickets Online

Mingle with fellow Foundation members, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, participate in one-on-one discussions with artists in residence, and more!

Questions about our memberships? Call 305-235-1668; Option 4 (Monday – Friday).

The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate, one of South Florida’s largest and most significant historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental treasures.