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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.*

Official Invitation with sponsors

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.

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!