• 5th Annual Tour of Kitchens 1.25.14

    Posted on January 13th, 2014 admin No comments
    Buy your tickets now!

    Buy your Tour of Kitchens Tickets today!

    Save that date and join us for another great Tour as we showcase six to eight of Coral Gables’ finest private home kitchens, plus an opening location (SNAIDERO kitchens + design), and closing location (Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery). New this year, we are looking into appliance demonstrations, more table settings, a lecture/presentation in a Kitchen Showroom, and a featured kitchen renovation.

    The homes will offer restaurant tastings or artisan food samples, table setting displays, and the sale of kitchen-related merchandise.  The Tour is a fund raising event for the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High.

  • We’ve got our fingers crossed . . .

    Posted on November 14th, 2013 admin No comments

     Guardianship Program of Dade County Ideal Workplace Coral Gables Chamber Award 2012

    Today is the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND AWARDS and we made it to the finals in the nonprofit category, so stay tuned to see if we celebrate ourselves or celebrate another winner . . . It’s all good :D

    We were with Jerry when he won in 2012. We wish he could be here with us today!

  • PHOTOS from our “Viva Las Gables” Gala

    Posted on October 21st, 2013 admin No comments

    2013 Coral Gables Community Foundation Viva Las Gables Gala Honorees Arva Moore Parks, Allison Langer, Bob Dickinson, and Maria C. Alonso

    Congratulations to our 2013 “Viva Las Gables” Gala Honorees!

    (L-R: Arva Moore Parks, Culture | Allison Langer, Education | Bob Dickinson, Willy Bermello Legacy Award, and Maria C. Alonso, Jerry Santeiro Community Award)

    Have you checked out the PHOTOS by Betty Alvarez  yet?
    There are plenty of High Res shots on our Facebook page (please “Like” us while you’re there).

    Also, did you take photos in our WEDDING CHAPEL “Flash Pop” Photo Booth?  Can you remember?
    Better check . . .  Flash Pop Gala Photos on Facebook | On their website (for purchase)


  • Special Thanks to our GOLD Level Sponsors

    Posted on October 14th, 2013 admin No comments

    We are grateful for the support of this year’s GOLD Level $10,000 “Viva Las Gables” Gala Sponsors:

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  • Announcing our Gala Presenting Sponsor . . .

    Posted on September 11th, 2013 admin No comments

    We are proud to announce the 2013 “Viva Las Gables” gala presenting sponsor: The Lincoln Motor Company.  This October 19th at the Coral Gables Country Club, guests will enjoy an evening of fun, elegance and the opportunity to experience the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. The event will also include a live dinner show, casino gaming, live musical entertainment, as well as both silent and live auctions.  This year’s event promises to be the best yet as old-time Vegas meets Coral Gables!

    Carlos F. Garcia Coral Gables Community Foundation chair

    “With the generous support of the Lincoln Motor Company, the Coral Gables Community Foundation is able to create an event that brings the community together to celebrate where we live, work, learn and play and at the same time raise money to meet the needs of our community.  We manage over 30 funds and counting that address issues of education, art and culture, health and green space.  We are grateful for Lincoln Motor Company’s leadership and support.”

    -CARLOS F. GARCIA, CPA 2013, 2014 Foundation Chair

    About the Coral Gables Community Foundation

    The Coral Gables Community Foundation (@CGCF) is proud to celebrate 22 plus years in Coral Gables. Created by community leaders to attract donors and dollars to address issues of need in our community, the Foundation continues this mission today.  Areas of interest include education, health and wellness, infrastructure and green space enhancement as well as historic preservation.  Generous community support over the years has contributed nearly $4 million to programs that benefit the entire community.

    Tickets to the gala are available online, or by calling 305-446-9670.
    For additional information contact Foundation Executive Director
    Andria Hanley, ahanley@gablesfoundation.org.

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    About Lincoln Motor Company

    Lincoln is the luxury automotive brand of Ford Motor Company, committed to creating compelling vehicles with an exceptional ownership experience to match. Lincoln is in the process of introducing four all-new vehicles in the next four years.

    For more information about Lincoln, please visit media.lincoln.com or www.lincoln.com.
    Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Lincoln
    and twitter @LincolnMKZ2013 #LincolnMKZ | @LincolnMotorCo.


    The Lincoln Motor Company  is proud to partner with the Coral Gables Community Foundation and sponsor their annual gala. Through this partnership, we will support the organization’s philanthropic mission to raise funds that support the intangible luxuries that are important to the Hispanic community such as education, the arts and culture,” said DAVID RODRIGUEZ, Multicultural Marketing Manager-Lincoln. “Through our Hispanic marketing efforts, the Lincoln Motor Company gives back to the communities it serves while helping to inspire future makers, builders and visionaries.” 


    David Rodriguez Lincoln Motor Company



    Our 22nd annual Vegas-themed “Viva Las Gables” Gala will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 (7:00 PM to 1:00 AM) at the beautifully elegant  Coral Gables Country Club.  Back by popular demand, this year’s theme will once again be casino-style gaming*, and will feature a live show, and silent and live auction.  We hope to see you there as we honor community leaders in 4 categories.  Tickets are $500 per person, or a Table of 10 for $5,000.  We are currently seeking Live and Silent Auction Items if you would like to donate an item to showcase your business.  (Click Here for Donation Form)   Sponsorship Opportunities and Gala Program Ads are also available.  Call or email us for more information: 305.446.9670 | info@gablesfoundation.org.

    2013 HONOREES

    LEGACY AWARD  Bob Dickinson
    COMMUNITY AWARD Maria C. Alonso
    CULTURE AWARD  Arva Moore Parks
    EDUCATION AWARD Allison Langer


    2013 Coral Gables Community Foundation Viva Las Gables Gala invitation

    2013 Coral Gables Community Foundation "Viva Las Gables" Gala Honorees