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

Coconut Grove gears up for ‘mattress madness’

Seen here enjoying and supporting the GFWC Cocoplum Woman’s Club Tea Party are GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club members: past president Barbara Lapsley, Ana Lam, president Mireya Kilmon and treasurer Nancy DesMangles.

Labor Day weekend brings another hilarious tongue-in-cheek event to Coconut Grove. It is time for the Grove’s annual Bed Races scheduled for Sept. 2, and time to assemble a team of five, find a mattress, construct, create and costume your entry. Race event director Daisy Lewis Salazar is grateful especially ...

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Elks promote hunger drive at back to school dance bash

On August 10, South Miami/Coral Gables Elks Lodge #1676 teamed up with Armstrong Ford, the Ford Motor Company and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization for a national program helping provide more than 1.2 million meals to hungry Americans. The Lodge hosted a hunger drive event at their ...

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Athletes Train, Administrators Advance Academics

Gloria Burns

While Miami Christian School is gearing up to begin another school year (classes start Wednesday, Aug. 22), those students participating in football, bowling, cross country and ladies’ volleyball have already begun their training. Student athletes and others scoring at the highest level in standardized testing are also focused on choosing ...

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