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Leadership / Friends


(Bonnet House Board of Directors)

Paige Brody
Bill Brown, Ex Officio, CBA President
Gale Butler, Emeritus
Greg Coble, Emeritus
Mary Copeland-Gonzales, Emeritus
Joey Epstein, Treasurer
Lamar Fischer, Ex Officio, Broward District 4 Commissioner
Neil Goldberg
Suzanne Higgins, Secretary
Astrid Hoffmann
Valarie Kinkade
James LaBate, Chair
Eileen LaMarca
Ashley Palmer Lindsay
William B. O’Leary, Jr., Emeritus
Laura Palmer, Vice Chair
Sarah Regensdorf
Patrick Shavloske, Ex-Officio, CEO
Cheryl Small
Debbie Snyder
Mark Stoner (NTHP Representative)
Andy Weiser

Maxine Streeter, General Counsel

Friends of Bonnet House

Alexander Event Catering

Aruba Beach Cafe

Big City Tavern

Broward County Cultural Division

Casa D’Angelo

Casablanca Cafe

Community Foundation of Broward

Eddie B and Company 


Florida Arts & Culture – Division of Cultural Affairs

Flowers of Fort Lauderdale

Hansen Group Catering

John Knox Village

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante

Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill

North Beach Village Resorts 

Nova Southeastern University

Northern Trust

Padrino’s Cuban Restaurant

Parrot Lounge

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

PL&P Advertising

Riverside Hotel

Season’s 52

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Soroa Orchids

Stork’s Bakery

We Go Places

Fort Lauderdale Hotels

Atlantic Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Bahia Mar Hotel

Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club

For additional hotels in Fort Lauderdale, check HotelsCombined

Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa

Lago Mar Resort & Club

North Beach Village Resorts

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale


At the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Okalee one can experience the history, culture and art of the Seminole Indian people. The museum features various exhibits, retail Art Gallery and an awesome Museum Store. (located in Big Cypress Reservation)

The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. where you can get times and locations for theatre, music, dance, visual arts & museums. is the leading online resource for Arts and Cultural Events

Business for the Arts of Broward is about “getting business leaders together and educating them on the tremendous economic vitality of arts and culture in Broward County,” BankAtlantic CEO Jarett Levan, chairman of the organization, said. “Business for the Arts of Broward aims to turn corporate leaders into “advocates for the entire cultural landscape.”.

The Community Foundation of Broward provides community leadership, fosters bold philanthropy and builds permanent resources to tackle Broward’s biggest challenges – today and forever.

The Deering Estate at Cutler – One of the most unique parks in south Florida. A Florida environmental, archaeological, historical and architectural preserve. The Estate is an island of palms and wildlife in the midst of suburbia, Miami, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society was founded in 1962 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. In 2005 the Historical Society completed the historic village which features the largest remaining collection of early 20th century buildings in Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Vacation & Travel Guide

Great Locations is a quality area guidebook serving Greater Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys/ Key West and the Palm Beaches. It’s a must for any visitor!

Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum is like a magical journey through time. Experience a link to the time when the Seminole Indians made friends with the settlers in what is now known as Fort Lauderdale.

The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of cultural and fine arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the Southwest US.

Hemingway House – Key West – Experience the calming contrast that this Key West home offered this complex man as you take a leisurely and inspiring tour of his mansion and gardens.

John Knox Village is an award-winning Life Plan Community for seniors 62 and better, located in Pompano Beach, situated on a 70-acre lush, tropical campus.  It is home to 1,000 residents who enjoy unsurpassed amenities, resort-style living, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing their healthcare needs will be covered, no matter what arises on the road ahead.

The Jungle Queen, Fort Lauderdale’s legendary Riverboat, has carried visitors’ around the waterways of our city for over 60 years. There are three distinct cruises available, the dinner cruise, the sightseeing cruise and the bayside cruise. Each is an experience not to be missed.

Preservations Directory – The online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

Sea Turtle Oversight Protection The mission of STOP is to rescue disoriented sea turtle hatchlings in Broward County, Florida. Click on link if you are interested in volunteering. You can help rescue sea turtles on the Bonnet House Beach and throughout Broward County.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark; and a museum owned by Miami-Dade County. Vizcaya was built by American industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916–1925. Today, the European-inspired estate includes a house filled with art and furnishings, ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock, and an historic village in Miami, Florida.

The Water Taxi runs between Oakland Park Boulevard and Southeast 17th Street along the Intracoastal waterway, and west along the New River into downtown Ft. Lauderdale as far as River House. A unique way to travel through the Venice of America. Bonnet House will be a water stop soon.