Gibraltar Funds New Deering Program

Gibraltar Funds New Deering Program


Bank’s $30,000 donation to provide assistance to under-resourced Miami-Dade County teachers and students

(From left to right):  Gibraltar Private, SVP, Private Banker, Carole A. Wright; Gibraltar Private, SVP, Director of Growth Strategies & Client Experience, T.L. Brown; Deering Estate Foundation, President, David McDonald; Deering Estate, Director, Jennifer Tisthammer and Gibraltar Private, SVP, Market Executive, Emilio Vazquez.

CORAL GABLES, FL – April 25, 2017 –Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust kicked off Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22nd with a donation of $30,000 ($10,000 per year for three years) to fund the “Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Field Study Scholarship Program at Deering Estate.” The Gibraltar Private Field Study Scholarship Program will provide assistance to under-resourced Miami-Dade County teachers and students allowing them to participate in the Deering Estate’s award winning Environmental Education Enrichment Programs.

“We are proud to be assisting hundreds of students and teachers within our community so they can experience hands-on educational and enrichment programs at Deering Estate,” said Angel Medina, President and CEO of Gibraltar Private.   “The Field Study Programs at Deering Estate are known to expand children’s understanding of the environment, natural resources, humanities and art, as well as science, math and technology through applied practice.”

The donation will provide financial assistance to qualified local Miami-Dade County Title 1 Schools to be used for underwriting the program fees of participating students in the Deering Estate Field Study and/or bus transportation costs transporting students to and from the Deering Estate.   All grade levels (K-12) may apply for the scholarship.  Students are required to write a short reflection piece of what was learned during their participation in the field study.

“We are grateful to Gibraltar Private for their generous gift.  Without funding help like this, under-resourced students and teachers are all too often precluded from participating in these experiential educational enrichment programs,” said Mary Pettit, Executive Director at Deering Estate Foundation.  “This designated fund will definitely make a difference by helping to ensure many students don’t get left behind due to financial limitations.  These kids are the future stewards of our planet and our next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals.”

 The check for $30,000 was presented to the Deering Estate Foundation on Saturday, April 22nd at the Deering Estate.

About The Deering Estate

A Miami-Dade County park, this 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. 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

Celebrating its 22nd year, Gibraltar Private is an integrated private banking and wealth advisory company dedicated 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, Miami, Miami Beach, South Miami, Naples, Ocean Reef and New York.  For more information on Gibraltar Private visit