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Coral Gables Community Foundation and Thelma Gibson Health Initiative host joint reception at Canteen Cuisine

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart


The Coral Gables Community Foundation hosted a joint reception with the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative at Canteen Cuisine on Thursday, October 8th. Both organizations came together to celebrate the opening and the donation from the Foundation that enabled the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative to purchase industrial kitchen equipment for the Canteen Cuisine. The Canteen Cuisine will provide at-risk juveniles with an opportunity to work and learn vocational skills, monetary skills and other work-related skills that will give them the resources necessary to have a brighter future, while also serving the local community.

Read more about the Canteen Cuisine in the Miami Herald. To see more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

Coral Gables Community Foundation launches Key to Giving program

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart


The Coral Gables Community Foundation has teamed up with the Himan Brown Charitable Trust on a new matching grant initiative called the Key to Giving program.

“We are excited to work with the Himan Brown Charitable Trust on such a generous and far-reaching initiative. The Key to Giving program will provide a significant value-add to our donors wishing to reach not only the Coral Gables community, but the Greater Miami community as well,” said Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

The Key to Giving program allows individuals in our community an opportunity to support the greater community by making a charitable gift to seventeen pre-selected nonprofits that are making an impact in Coral Gables and throughout Greater Miami in the areas of youth education, community prosperity, women and children and families in need.

Through the Key to Giving Program, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Himan Brown Charitable Trust will commit an initial monetary pool as incentive dollars to match donations received between $200 and $1,000 per donor, made to the participating organizations. For any one gift greater than $1,000, only the first $1,000 will be considered for matching funds.

For more information about the Key to Giving program, visit the website or contact the Foundation at 305.446.9670.

Ponce Society of Young Professionals collect donations for Coral Gables Senior High football team

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by Jade Lleonart


Held on Thursday, July 30th, the fourth annual Ponce Society of Young Professionals (PSYP) Dress Shirt & Tie Drive was a success! With close to 200 shirts and too many ties to count collected, the Coral Gables Senior High football team will have more than enough clothes to continue on the tradition of dressing up on Game Days. After checking in their shirts and ties, local young professionals stayed for drinks and appetizers at Piripi at the Village of Merrick Park. The PSYP will visit Gables High on Friday, August 14th to present the football team with our community’s generous donations and treat the boys to a pizza party! Visit the PSYP Facebook page for more photos from the Dress Shirt & Tie Drive and check out Coral Gables TV’s story about the event!

It’s time for the PSYP’s annual Dress Shirt & Tie Drive!

Posted on: July 14th, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

Don’t miss the Ponce Society of Young Professionals‘ Dress Shirt & Tie Drive!

The Coral Gables Senior High School Football Team are starting their season soon and need donations so they may participate in the tradition of dressing up on Game Days. Please bring Dress Shirts and Ties (new or used) to Piripi at the Village of Merrick Park on Thursday, July 30th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Entrance to this event is $10 and includes a drink ticket and appetizers! You may purchase advance tickets now.

See you there!

Shirt and Tie 2015 Invite 2

PSYP Member Profile – Carlos Alfonso

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Jade Lleonart

Meet Carlos Alfonso, a dedicated member of the Ponce Society of Young Professionals!

Carlos Profile