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

Gulliver’s Interact aids multiple charities

Gulliver Prep’s Interact Club held its second annual Interact Soccer Tournament on Nov. 16 on the school’s soccer field. One hundred people participated and helped to raise more than $1,000 for Chapman Partnership. The money will fund the Club’s monthly trips to the shelter. In addition, this very active group ...

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Miami Christian Students Enjoy Fall Activities

Miami Christian Students Enjoy Fall Activities

  Fall is in the air and October was hopping with numerous student activities at Miami Christian School from the Hispanic Heritage Month parade, and a big luncheon with parents visit to the Miami Springs Pumpkin Patch for elementary school students. Meantime, middle schoolers who had earned a merit trip ...

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Hess South Beach Seafood Festival draws thousands

Hess South Beach Seafood Festival draws thousands

  For seafood lovers, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival recently provided attendees with some of South Florida’s best seafood. From Avanti’s linguini with shrimp to oyster shots from Tarpon Bend and Mahi Mahi sliders from City Hall the Restaurant, this culinary event at Lummus Park was an unqualified ...

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South Miami Art Festival a big success

South Miami Art Festival a big success

    The weekend of Nov. 2 was a busy one with the South Miami Art Festival as well as an incredibly big bazaar at Our Lady of Lourdes. With almost 1,000 presold tickets for that event, the indoor outdoor charity event was a guaranteed success and gained great community ...

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Interact, Rotary do it all for charitable programs

Interact, Rotary do it all for charitable programs

Members of Gulliver Prep’s Interact Club are organizing their second annual charity soccer tournament, scheduled for Nov. 16 at Gulliver Prep. Last year, the event raised $1,000 and club president Nicole Rubin hopes they can exceed that total this year. While that event is a major effort, this dynamic group ...

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