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

AFP Luncheon honors outstanding individuals and organizations

The Association of Fundraising Professionals with its partners The Miai Foundation, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning held its 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. The affair filled the ballroom at Jungle Island in a program that honored several notable individuals and organizations for ...

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Thanksgiving brings out the best in South Florida

Thanksgiving brings out the best in South Florida

During the season of giving, the generous South Florida residents never disappoint. From collecting toys and food to providing hands-on help, this season restores the faith of even the most cynical. Local service organizations have been working overtime in outreach efforts to feed and clothe those in need. In fact, ...

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Taylor Gang inspired to community service

Taylor Gang inspired to community service

Born in Providence, RI, Taylor Gang was raised in Miami attending Gulliver Prep and later graduating from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. From a very young age, Taylor was inspired by his family and exposed to volunteerism, helping his mother with outreach to the elderly in the community, assisting with ...

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Multiple Events Benefit Women’s Breast Initiative

With October marked nationwide as Breast Cancer Month, there was no shortage of local events promoting the Women’s Breast Health Initiative. Among many: a “Real Men Wear Pink” fashion show at International Mall in Doral, orchestrated by the Doral Business Council Women’s Alliance Group Committee and chaired by Doral Vice ...

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