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

Fun fashions delight moms

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A Mother’s Day Fashion Show at International Mall celebrated mothers of all ages with a fun fashion show, reception and silent auction, a portion of the proceeds to benefitting the Women’s Fund of Miami Sponsored by Jackson Health Systems and USA Bouquet, the “Indulge Fashion Plus Fun for Moms” celebration ...

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Multiple Recognitions for Miami Christian School

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 As Miami Christian School ends the school year, accolades abound for students and faculty alike, beginning with the MCS Jazz Band returning from Orlando with a First Place trophy won at the Music USA Festival 2015 at Universal Studios. Kudos to Band Director Derek Shute and jazz band members who ...

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Fifth Friday in May a good reason to party

Kelly Garces, Greg Martini and Bonnie Blaire attended the Coral Gables Rotary’s Fifth Friday Social at 2655 LeJeune Rd., home to offices of many of the Rotarians hosting the event.

Coral Gables Rotarians celebrated their most recent Fifth Friday Social on May 29, hosted by several members who work in the same building at 2655 Le Jeune Road. This was a great way to celebrate the upcoming close of the Rotary year, a year that included some incredible outreach projects ...

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Even out of office he still serves city

Even out of office he still serves city

William Kerdyk Jr. was the first Gables Great of 2014 but deserves another look as the Rotary Club of Coral Gables’ Citizen of the Year, an award presented to him by the club on May 21. Kerdyk’s public service as commissioner and vice mayor for almost two decades continues the ...

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South Miami Rotarians ‘Strike a Cause’

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On April 30th, Gabriel De Armas, the President of the Rotary Club of South Miami and Director of Business and Community Development for Home Instead Senior Care, orchestrated the South Miami Rotary Club’s “Strike A Cause” Bowling Tournament that raised $1,400. The event, held at Splitsville in South Miami, combined ...

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