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Foundation and Fire Department deliver Christmas trees to residents in need

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Coral Gables Fire Department delivered Christmas trees to families in need. Now, these Gables residents can celebrate the holidays with their very own trees to decorate and enjoy! Check out this Coral Gables TV story about the Christmas Tree Giveaway, featuring interviews with the happy families.

Foundation holds annual Holiday Party, receives big donation

Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart
Top photo: L-R:Former Chairs of the Foundation Don Slesnick, Jeannett Slesnick and Bill Bonn with current Chairman, Carlos F. Garcia. Bottom photo: Guests toasting the big donations made at the annual holiday party, thanks in part to Matthew Meehan, center with tie.

Top photo: L-R: Former Chairs of the Foundation Don Slesnick, Jeannett Slesnick and Bill Bonn with current Chairman, Carlos F. Garcia. Bottom photo: Guests toasting the big donations made at the annual holiday party, thanks in part to Matthew Meehan, pictured center with tie.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation held its annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the beautiful home of Bill Bonn and Ruben Ceballos. At the event, the Foundation raised $50,000 thanks in part to a generous $20,000 matching grant from supporters Matthew Meehan and Rod Hildebrant.

Meehan, Secretary of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Hildebrant pledged a generous $20,000 matching gift to the Foundation. Donations pledged by guests at the holiday party were matched dollar-for-dollar.

“The Coral Gables Community Foundation is so grateful to Matthew and Rod for their generous gift, which will positively impact the reach of our Foundation in 2015 and beyond,” said Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Please visit the Foundation’s Facebook page for more photos from the event. Over 60 of Coral Gables’ most generous community leaders attended this special holiday celebration. The Coral Gables Community Foundation would like to thank all of its supporters for their friendship and support this holiday season.

Merrick Festival Caroling Competition presents CGCF Full Choir Award

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

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On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Merrick Festival Caroling Competition Awards Ceremony, Coral Gables Community Foundation Executive Director, Mary Snow, presented three awards to the winners in the high school Full Choir category. The Merrick Festival recently received a $1,500 grant from the Foundation. Congratulations to the talented young singers!

Foundation teams up with City of Coral Gables for Gifting Fund

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

We are pleased to announce the newly-established City of Coral Gables Gifting Fund, which cultivates and supports programs for City residents, such as the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at The Biltmore Hotel, Jazz in the Gables, the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Farmers Market, among other great events. We encourage you to make a donation. Donations to this fund will be used towards enhancing these signature events in your community!

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Ponce Society of Young Professionals teams up with local YoPro groups for a Holiday Happy Hour

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Jade Lleonart
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L-R: Ponce Society members David Rothenstein, Derek Spak, Monica Canabal, Amanda Bonifay and April Dojnia.

The Ponce Society of Young Professionals (PSYP) teamed up with other local young professionals associations for the annual Miami YoPro Holiday Happy Hour at The Stage on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. More than twenty organizations joined forces to raise money for Take Stock in Children, which provides low-income youth with college scholarships and mentors. For more photos from the event, visit the PSYP Facebook page. Interested in joining the PSYP? Learn more now!