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

Kirk Landon will be missed by community

Kirk Landon will be missed by community

Several years ago, this Gables Great article was published in the Coral Gables News. In light of Kirk Landon’s passing, it deserves another run. Kirk was a man admired, loved, and respected by all who had the good fortune to know him. He was an “encourager” who helped people achieve ...

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MCS partners with FIU’s Engineering Society

MCS partners with FIU’s Engineering Society

The Tau Beta Pi Honors Engineering Society at Florida International University has developed a new partnership with Miami Christian School through the efforts of MCS Engineering Instructor Oana Burci. It’s the first time the prestigious FIU group has linked up with a K-12 educational institution in Miami- Dade County. MCS ...

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Relay for Life gets $600 boost

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Finally, the big day (April 11) is almost here for Doral’s Relay For Life at Doral Central Park (formerly JC Bermudez Park, a name it will always be for this writer, much like Joe Robbie Stadium). Look for great participation from the community with a special thanks to DiVieto Ristorante ...

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Westin Colonnade to present Rotary’s Casino Wonderland

Westin Colonnade to present Rotary’s Casino Wonderland

Coral Gables Rotary’s Casino Wonderland fundraiser will take place on Friday, May 1, 6:30-11 p.m., at the Westin Colonnade. The affair serves the dual process of supporting Give Kids the World Village, a 70- acre nonprofit “storybook” resort in the Orlando area serving children with life threatening illnesses, and the ...

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City Beautiful hosts fun-filled weekend of events

City Beautiful hosts fun-filled weekend of events

Coral Gables Woman’s Club Havana Nights Casino Night, Carnaval on the Mile, and Grape Stomping at Farmer’s Market were part of a fun-filled recent weekend in the City Beautiful. As different as these activities may appear, they all took place within blocks of each other and offered visitors who were ...

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Casino Night raises funds for Healthy Smiles

Casino Night raises funds for Healthy Smiles

The Coral Gables Woman’s Club Havana Nights Casino Night packed their clubhouse Saturday night to benefit the club’s free children’s dental clinic. Guests enjoyed cigar rolling, Cuban food, gaming and shopping as the night kicked off and even visited the clinic adjacent to one of their ballrooms in the clubhouse. ...

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