Gloria Burns

A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

An overachiever when it comes to community

Coral Gables News

If ever there was an overachiever, in the best sense of the phrase, Dr. Karelia “Kare” Martinez Carbonell certainly fits the mold. While making a positive impact on every organization in which she has become involved, her innate leadership abilities are ever apparent. Born in Cuba, Kare’s family immigrated to ...

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Scoops of Hope Breakfast scores big for charity

Scoops of Hope Breakfast scores big for charity

The Westin Colonnade’s Scoops of Hope Breakfast raised more than $5,600. Half of those proceeds were donated to benefit Give Kids the World Village in Orlando where children with life-threatening illnesses are treated to a one week all expenses paid vacation with their families. The other half of the ticket ...

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District rotarians gather in Doral

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Rotarians from throughout Southeast Florida’s District 6990 gathered for a social Rotary2Rotary event at Famous Dave’s in Doral July 14. Among many enjoying the event: District Governor Larry Herman; former Rotary International President Frank Devlin, making a surprise visit from Mexico; former Coral Gables President and District Newsletter Chair Yoli ...

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MCS seniors, grads impress

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Miami Christian School seniors and recent graduates are an impressive lot. Senior 2015 Valedictorian Alina Andrews scored a perfect “Five” on her Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam. Over the summer, Senior Mark Rodriguez (’16) is taking a Dual Enrollment Course at Eastern Washington University in Photography that required a photographic ...

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Cocoplum Woman’s Club holds Annual Tea Party

Cocoplum Woman’s Club holds Annual Tea Party

Don your hats ladies for a wonderful afternoon tea. On Aug. 12, guests are invited to Ann’s 8th Annual English Tea Party, 2-4 p.m. presented by the Coco Plum Woman’s Club, at 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables. Come wearing your favorite elegant, funny or original hat and vie for a ...

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DBC & NAPW join forces

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The Doral Business Council and the National Association of Professional Women joined forces to hold a networker graciously hosted by Carolina Ale House in Doral. The event offered an opportunity to raise funds for A Safe Haven for Newborns, one of the participating charities involved with the Scoops of Hope ...

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