Crave Restaurant at the Village of Merrick Park once again hosted the Coral Gables Community Foundation for its recent countdown event to the organization’s 21st anniversary fundraising gala to take place Oct. 13 at the Coral Gables Country Club.
With a “Club Monaco” theme this year’s featured honorees — Steven Krams and Cathy Zuckerman Dee — were among the 60 attending that pre-event party. While Krams, president and executive director of Coral Gables Cinemateque, will receive the foundation’s Culture Award, Dee will accept for her late husband Paul Dee, longtime athletic director and general counsel of the University of Miami.
In his address during the kickoff event, Gables Foundation chair William Bonn noted that most of Dee’s clothes had recently been donated to a drive to help Coral Gables Senior High football players dress professionally for school on game days.
In addition to Krams and Dee, being honored at the gala will be Dr. Joyce Elam for her contribution to education with 15 years as executive dean of the FIU School of Business; philanthropist Robert Fewell receiving the Willy Bermello Award, and former Gables City Commissioner Chip Withers who was the visionary instrumental in the creation of the Coral Gables Mueum.
Guests will enjoy an open bar sponsored by Bacardi USA, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and lots of casino-style activities. Individual tickets start at $150 per person. For reservations or more information, call the Coral Gables Community Foundation at 305-446-9670 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org