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2015 Tour of Kitchens tickets available for purchase

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

It’s almost that time again…the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens is right around the corner!

Tickets are now available for purchase. The Tour of Kitchens is a great way to spend a girls day out…it also makes a great birthday present or holiday gift!

Purchase your ticket now before it’s sold out! See below for more details.

Official Invitation

Coral Gables TV covers Gables Gastby Gala

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

Coral Gables Television was at our Gables Gatsby Gala last week, covering every corner of the event. They interviewed guests and honorees and caught some great footage of the of the year’s biggest party in the City Beautiful!Watch the story below – you may also catch it on local Channel 77.

2014 Gables Gatsby Gala Honorees Video

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

During the Awards Ceremony at this year’s Annual Gala, a video showcasing each honoree was played for our guests. If you weren’t able to make it to the gala, no need to worry – we have the video right here for your viewing! Please enjoy the 2014 Gables Gatsby Gala Honorees video, directed by Emmy award winning producer Reizel Larrea-Alvarez of iZoom Productions.


Gables Gatsby Gala leads to a roarin’ good time!

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

Coral Gables Community Foundation holds Gables Gatsby Gala, honors community leaders

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(Coral Gables, FL | October 14, 2014)  The Coral Gables Community Foundation held its annual gala on Friday, October 10 from 7PM – 1AM at the Coral Gables Country Club. This year’s event was a “Gables Gatsby Gala,” with themes and decorations inspired by the roarin’ 1920s and the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. The Foundation holds its annual gala, its largest fundraiser of the year, to honor Coral Gables community leaders in five categories: Sports, Education, Arts & Culture, Community and Legacy.

Each honoree was chosen for recognition due to their dedication and service to the Coral Gables community. The 2014 honorees were:


L-R: Mark Trowbridge, Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Mary Snow, Mitchell Kaplan, Shane Battier and Carlos F. Garcia.

Sports Award Presented by Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Shane Battier, former Miami Heat star and founder of the Battier Take Charge Foundation, which provides college scholarships for students in the Greater Miami area and across the United States.

Education Award: Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books and co-founder of Miami Book Fair International.

Arts & Culture Award: Lizz Plater-Zyberk, award-winning architect and former Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture.

Jerry Santeiro Community Award: Mark Trowbridge, President andCEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Community Award was renamed in 2013 in honor of former Coral Gables Community Foundation Chairman, Jerry Santeiro.

Willy Bermello Legacy Award: Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, President of Colson Hicks Eidson and Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors.

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The gala featured a Bacardi-sponsored bar, recreational casino-style gambling, silent and live auctions, music, dinner, dancing and the annual awards ceremony. Baptist Health South Florida was the Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 Gables Gatsby Gala, while Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Bacardi and Southern Audio Visual served as Gold Sponsors.

Please visit our Facebook page for more great photos from the Gables Gatsby Gala!

Piggy Bank Campaign to take over Coral Gables

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart

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The City Beautiful is going hog wild! The Coral Gables Community Foundation is introducing a new fundraising initiative to the community this fall. On September 10th, 2014, the Foundation will launch the Piggy Bank Campaign, created to raise awareness for the funds administered by the Foundation and as an opportunity to “bring home the bacon” for those funds.

How does it work? Coral Gables merchants will host piggy banks at their business locations. Each piggy bank is painted by an art student from Coral Gables Senior High School and will be dedicated and painted with the theme of a specific fund. A plaque with the fund’s name will accompany each piggy bank stating that collections from that pig support the fund, which is administered by the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Below is a list of participating funds and their business locations. Every time you spot a pig (and make a contribution, of course!), post a photo to Facebook or Instagram using #SpotThePigCG. Whoever posts the most photos of themselves making a contribution to the pigs by November 10th will win a dinner for two at Swine Southern Table & Bar! The Piggy Bank Campaign is scheduled to launch tomorrow and run through December.