Wednesday , 2 September 2015

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

Organizations welcome new boards, host spring programs

Organizations welcome new boards, host spring programs

Ladies in saris, along with elephants of all sizes and materials, adorned brightly colored table covers providing a magical setting for the Coral Gables Woman’s Club Annual Installation Dinner on May 6. The club’s beautiful historic clubhouse was decorated with an Indian theme that carried through to the dining experience. ...

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Athletes, scholars honored during April luncheons

Athletes, scholars honored during April luncheons

High achieving athletes, coaches and families filled the Doubletree Hilton at Blue Lagoon on Apr. 21 for the annual Miami–Dade County Scholar Athlete Awards. Before the awards were presented, the crowd was inspired by Lauren Book, CEO of Lauren’s Kids, who the day before had completed the organization’s most notable ...

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May 1 promises to be a magical night at Westin Colonnade

May 1 promises to be a magical night at Westin Colonnade

  Guests will be entertained and amazed by the magical wonderland transformation of the ballrooms at the Westin Colonnade on May 1, 6:30-11 p.m., for Coral Gables Rotary’s annual fundraiser. The affair will benefit Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre nonprofit “storybook” resort in the Orlando area serving children ...

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Casino Nights raises $23,000; Golf Ball Drop, $62,870

Casino Nights raises $23,000; Golf Ball Drop, $62,870

During a recent meeting of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, Casino Night Chair and CGWC past president Linda Hartwell announced the March fundraiser had netted in excess of $23,000. Tracking all the expenses, club treasurer Nancy DesMangles, was recognized for her accounting efforts and awarded a silver elephant by club ...

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