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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
Gloria Burns

Smallfry Elves welcome Santa, Junior ...

By Gloria Burns…. Holiday celebrations began for South Miami with “Santa’s Parade of Elves,” and it’s hard to believe this parade starte Read More »

Rick Tonkinson

Rick Tonkinson shares holiday cheer all ...

By Gloria Burns…. Rick Tonkinson, a renowned a certified financial planner and a Charter Life Underwriter who has been featured in several natio Read More »

Nancy Martini displays one of her recycled art pieces at the First National Bank of South Miami and is pictured her with the Bank’s Vice President, Rene Aldonza.

Arts Night, Oliver, shop re-opening and ...

By Gloria Burns…. On November 12, South Miami’s Art Night, second of the season, brought a crowd to the courtyard of the First National Bank o Read More »


John O’Rourke distinguishes himself ...

By Gloria Burns…. John O’Rourke has distinguished himself as a successful businessman, civic leader and, above all, loving husband and father. Read More »

Elementary School students gather for photo to send to Sunil’s Home.

We welcome 60 new students, sports, ...

By Gloria Burns…. The start of the new school year welcomed 60 new students to Miami Christian School and a variety of sporting, academic, and c Read More »