Monday, March 18, 2019
Coral Gables

Gibraltar Private Recognized by Deering Estate as the 2017 Champion Educational Partner

Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, a boutique bank dedicated to managing, preserving and building clients’ wealth, was recognized as the 2017 Champion Educational Partner by the Deering Estate.  Last year, Gibraltar Private made a 3-year $30,000 donation to fund the ‘Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Field Study Scholarship Program at Deering Estate.’

Thanks to the bank’s funding of the Gibraltar Private Field Study Program, over 800 students from Miami-Dade County Title 1 Schools have participated in the Field Study Program at the Deering Estate since the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.  The bank’s donation ensures that under-resourced Miami-Dade County teachers and students can participate in the Deering Estate’s award winning Environmental Education Enrichment Programs.

“We are delighted to fund this scholarship program and help introduce the Deering Estate’s award winning experiential learning to teachers and students in our community who may not otherwise be able to experience these enrichment programs,” said T.L. Brown, Senior Vice President, Dir. Growth Strategies & Client Experience at Gibraltar Private.”

The bank’s donation provides financial assistance to qualified local Miami-Dade County Title 1 Schools and underwrites the cost of registration and/or bus transportation to the Deering Estate.  Students are required to write a short reflection piece describing their experience and what they learned from the program.

“We are grateful for Gibraltar Private’s generous gift benefiting the students and teachers from our local community,” said Mary Pettit, Executive Director at Deering Estate Foundation.  “We are already seeing the impact of this contribution.”

Photo caption from left to right: Dave MacDonald, Chairman, Deering Estate Foundation Board of Directors, T.L. Brown, SVP Director of Growth Strategies & Client Experience, Gibraltar Private; Carole Wright, SVP Private Banker and Emilio Vazquez, SVP Downtown Miami Market Executive, Gibraltar Private; Chris Bumpus, Learning Programs Manager Deering Estate, Mary Pettit, Executive Director, Deering Estate Foundation and Jennifer Tisthammer, Director, Deering Estate.


About The Deering Estate The Deering Estate preserves the 1920’s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist, and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate’s first 30 years were marked by preservation and conservation of these rich cultural and ecological resources, while our future builds upon the wonderful legacy of stewardship created by Charles Deering. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House and Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!  For more information about the Deering Estate, please visit

About The Deering Estate Foundation Established in 1989, The Deering Estate Foundation is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation and the philanthropic arm of the Deering Estate.  Its Board of Directors, members and volunteers are made up of a diverse group of business and community leaders who are dedicated advocates of the Estate and active supporters of education, research, cultural arts, environmental conservation and historic preservation.

 About Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Gibraltar Private is an integrated private banking and wealth advisory company dedicated, since 1994, to enhancing the wealth and well-being of its clients and their families.  Gibraltar Private offers residential and commercial lending, private banking and wealth management services to professionals and professional service firms, corporate executives, families, entrepreneurs and their businesses.  Gibraltar Private has eight full-service offices with its headquarters in Coral Gables, offices in Fort Lauderdale, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, South Miami, Naples, Ocean Reef and New York.  For more information on Gibraltar Private   

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