In a show of support for preserving Bonnet House, residents of the nearby Corinthian Condominium banded together to make a substantial gift. Recently, Corinthian Board President Theo Folz delivered Bonnet House a contribution of $51,010. The gift will be used for a variety of capital improvement projects such as painting the Citrus Courtyard and Welcome Center, repairing termite damaged siding, vegetation trimming along the beach path, and improving the museum gift shop with a new roof and new tile flooring.
While all these projects will improve the visitor experience, some of them are nonetheless difficult to raise funds for as they don’t involve preservation of historic buildings. Bonnet House is incredibly grateful to our neighbors at the Corinthian for their interest in seeing that the estate is well-cared for and always looks its best. The sizeable gift was made possible by an anonymous Corinthian resident who challenged neighbors to match a contribution of $25,000. Building residents exceeded that goal.