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

Dr. Hal Wanless easily mixes science and fun

Dr. Hal Wanless easily mixes science and fun

Last seen in full Santa regalia at Burger Bob’s to the delight of several children there to celebrate Lynn Bauer’s birthday on Christmas Eve was Dr. Hal Wanless. That this renowned professor would willingly don the costume for the occasion speaks volumes and shows the character of a man who ...

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South Miami Rotary elections, parties and musical highlights

At the South Miami Rotary Club recent meeting, elections were held for 2013, beginning July, giving the group time to plan their upcoming terms. Those voted into office include Gabriel De Armas, president-elect; Karen Vassell, vice president; Rooney Brodie, secretary; David Jacobs, treasurer; and Mike Sutta, sergeant- at-arms. Others serving ...

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Local service clubs share holiday spirit of giving

Local service clubs share holiday spirit of giving

The Rotary Club of Miami-Brickell kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 21 hosting and catering a Thanksgiving Banquet for the women and children currently residing at the SafeSpace North Women’s Shelter. These Brickell Rotarians have a young club, still trying to find their preferred partners for community service. Nonetheless, ...

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Array of holiday parties benefit children and seniors

Array of holiday parties benefit children and seniors

The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce conducted its 16th annual Holiday Party “Holidays in Paradise,” presented by Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP on Dec. 6 at The Biltmore Hotel. Guests donated hundreds of unwrapped gifts and gift cards to make the holidays brighter for children and seniors in need. Everyone ...

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Time for Giving at Miami Christian School

Time for Giving at Miami Christian School

Thanksgiving Day festivities marked the beginning of the holiday season of giving at Miami Christian School, blending history with creative fun as elementary students in costume presented a re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving for their parents. The event provided a way for students to learn about the historical foundations of ...

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