Membership / Support
Friends of Bonnet House
The Benefits of Your Friends of Bonnet House Membership
Become a member of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and enjoy the benefits of membership, while at the same time helping to preserve this wonderful place. Link your corporation with Bonnet House and become VIP hosts of our events, education programs, dinners and evenings on the veranda.
Click on link below to become a new member or renew your membership.
You can also participate in the magic of Bonnet House as a volunteer, lead tours or students through the property, teach art classes or guide nature walks.
Your benefits also include enhancements, such as:
- Complimentary tours (specialty tours not included)
- Special Discounts
- Priority at Special Events
- Recognition in the Annual Report
If you have any membership questions, please call 954-653-1557 or email [email protected]
Celebrating Over 100 Years of Gracious Living, Charm and Whimsy
B onnet House Museum & Gardens is an extraordinary blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. This 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum was built in 1920 and was the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family. Filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures, the Main House exudes a sense of charm, whimsy and gracious living. The surrounding grounds of the estate remain a virtual oasis of coastal wilderness and informal gardens, nestled amid the commercial development of the Fort Lauderdale beachfront. Bonnet House has survived with remarkable authenticity – reflecting the creative lifestyle of its artist owners and preserving the natural setting of Old South Florida.
B onnet House Museum & Gardens is the unique legacy of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. This whimsical estate located on 35 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway preserves the home of these two American artists. It offers a glimpse into their life style and the world of art and Florida in the early 20th Century.
Help us maintain their legacy for now and years to come. Your tax deductible contribution will go toward the maintenance and operations of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.
Please help us keep the doors open for everyone with your donation TODAY. Thanks so much for your consideration and support!
Leave a Legacy and Support Bonnet House in Perpetuity
With a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA), you can make a long-lasting impact for the preservation of Bonnet House-and here’s what you get in return for your gift:
Receive stable, fixed payments for the rest of your life, regardless of fluctuations in the market
Pay less tax on those payments than regular income
Get a charitable deduction for the current market value of your gift and face no liability for the capital gains when you fund your gift with appreciated stock
Receive payments immediately or defer them to a future date when you may need additional income.
The minimum age is 60 and the minimum gift is $10,000.
Some payout rates are as follows:
Age 70 – 5.1% annually
Age 75 – 5.8% annually
Age 80 – 6.8% annually
Age 85 – 7.8 % annually
No wonder the Charitable Gift Annuity is such a popular gift. It gives long-term support for your loved ones, Bonnet House, and you!
Contact Darla to get individualized information detailing what your annuity payments and interest rates would be:
Darla L. Stanton, Director of Development, 954-653-1557 or [email protected]