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Golden Gables Fund kicks off with a bang

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

On Wednesday, April 8th, the Coral Gables Community Foundation held a kickoff reception for the launch of its newest fund, the Golden Gables Fund, at the offices of Evensky & Katz / Foldes Financial Wealth Management. Representatives from the various organizations that benefit from the Golden Gables Fund were in attendance and guests celebrated the wonderful citizens and projects of Coral Gables’ historic MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gates neighborhoods.

Established in January 2015 by the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Golden Gables Fund benefits the residents and non-profit organizations of Coral Gables’ historic MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gates neighborhoods. This historic part of Coral Gables is home to many organizations doing great work for the benefit of our children, our seniors and our community. Some of the organizations that will benefit from the Golden Gables Fund are the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, St. Albans Child Enrichment Center, The Barnyard, Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet School, Young Tigers Foundation, Coconut Grove Outreach, G.W. Carver Elementary School, G.W. Carver Middle School and Frances S. Tucker Elementary.

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At the kickoff event, Coral Gables Community Foundation Executive Director, Mary Snow, and Evenksy & Katz/Foldes Principal, David Evensky, spoke about the goals of the Golden Gables Fund and about the various organizations it supports.

“This is an exciting time for the Foundation” said Mary Snow. “We recently established the Golden Gables Fund with the intent of directly benefiting the MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gate communities and their residents.”

During the event, donations were collected from attendees for a variety of causes associated with the Golden Gables Fund. In total, $10,000 was raised at Wednesday’s reception, thanks in part to Evensky & Katz/Foldes’ generous matching pledge. The Coral Gables Community Foundation also recently donated $10,000 to the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative’s Canteen Cuisine through the Foundation’s Golden Gables Fund.

To learn more and to contribute to the Golden Gables Fund, visit www.gablesfoundation.org/giving/donate.

To view more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

Foundation recognized by Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart
Foundation Chairman Carlos F. Garcia and Foundation Executive Director Mary Snow receive their award with Coral Gables Senior High School Assistant Principal Joseph Evans.

Foundation Chairman Carlos F. Garcia and Foundation Executive Director Mary Snow receive their award with Coral Gables Senior High School Assistant Principal Joseph Evans.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation was honored on March 19, 2015 as an outstanding Community Partner in the non-profit category by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Foundation Chair Carlos F. Garcia and Executive Director Mary Snow accepted the award, which recognized our work with Coral Gables Senior High School and its students.

Foundation launches Golden Gables Fund with kickoff reception

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

Please join the Foundation on Wednesday, April 8th at the offices of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management for the launch of our newest fund! The Golden Gables Fund benefits residents of the Coral Gables’ MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gates neighborhoods. Learn more about this historic section of our community and the wonderful organizations that are making it even better. RSVP to Mary Snow by April 3rd.

You may make a donation to the Golden Gables Fund here.

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Established in January 2015 by the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Golden Gables Fund benefits the residents and non-profit organizations of Coral Gables’ historic MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gates neighborhoods. This historic part of Coral Gables is home to many organizations doing great work for the benefit of our children, our seniors and our community. Some of the organizations that will benefit from the Golden Gables Fund are: St. Albans Child Enrichment Center, The Barnyard, Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet School, Young Tigers Foundation, Coconut Grove Outreach, Carver Elementary School, Carver Middle School, Frances S. Tucker Elementary and The Thelma Gibson Health Initiative.

The Tour of Kitchens is right around the corner!

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

The Tour of Kitchens is right around the corner! Purchase your tickets NOW.

We’ll see you on Saturday, February 7th at 9AM at Snaidero Kitchen + Design for the Opening Event, where you will check-in to receive your wristband and map of the stops. Then you will begin your exciting journey of Coral Gables’ most beautiful kitchens!

*NOTE: There is no physical ticket for this event. Your name will be added to a registration list and you will receive a wristband during check-in at the Opening Event at Snaidero Kitchen + Design.*

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Foundation holds annual Board Installation & Reception, names officers

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

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On January 21, 2015, the Coral Gables Community Foundation held its annual Board Installation and Reception at the offices of Wescott Financial Advisory. The 2015 Board of Directors were sworn in by Coral Gables Mayor, Jim Cason. At the ceremony, Foundation Chairman Carlos F. Garcia announced the nomination of the Foundation’s new Chair-Elect, John O’Rourke III. John Allen, Jr. will be Chairman of the Community Giving Committee. Matthew Meehan and David Olazabal were re-elected as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board, respectively. Special awards were presented to Ari Rollnick for 2014 Board Member of the Year, in recognition of his role in creating the Foundation’s new logo, and to John O’Rourke III for 2014 Executive Board Member of the Year, in recognition of his work leading the Community Giving Committee.