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2013 MAD HATTER

Our fourth annual MAD HATTER was held on May 22nd, 2013, at Tarpon Bend Coral Gables, generously hosted by owner Wayne Eldred.   Approximately 50 friends attended to enjoy wine, sodas, and hors d’oeuvres provided by Tarpon Bend.

Prizes (also donated by Tarpon Bend) were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place BEST HAT.  The winners were: First place for the full cowboy outfit worn by Event Planner Jose Andres Mustelier of ASE Events.  Second prize for the fluffy pimp hat went to Bizian Washington, and third prize to the elegant Miss Mary Snow.

Check out our Facebook photo album for more photos.

Best Hat prize winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 MAD HATTER

Our third MAD HATTER was held on June 7th, 2012 at CRAVE, in the Village of Merrick Park (now “Merrick Shops”), Coral Gables.

We partnered with CRAVE CARES to benefit our GablesHomePage.com initiative for the month of June and a portion of the proceeds from the Crave Cares menu items were donated to the Foundation.

Coral Gables Community Foundation Mad hatter 2012 invitation back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 MAD HATTER

Coral Gables Community Foundation 2011 Mad Hatter postcard invitation

Our second MAD HATTER was held on March 22, 2011 at MORTON’S The Steakhouse, 2333 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables.

We used photos of many the happy faces from the previous year for our invitation postcards.

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Morton’s hosted us on their patio and the weather was beautiful.  Winner of the BEST HAT was Richard DeWitt, Esq. of DeWitt Law Firm, P.A. (pictured below with Chair Bill Bonn).

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Some Auction Items were sold, and a large group stayed to enjoy Morton’s fine cuisine for dinner.

 

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Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter invitation postcard

 

2010 MAD HATTER


Our first MAD HATTER was held on March 25, 2010 at
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables.

Fleming’s generously hosted us on their beautiful side courtyard patio, and offered a discount on dinner that was well received.  Wine and passed hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed by all.

Chair Jerry Santeiro and Membership Committee Chair Irela Bagué spoke on behalf of the Foundation, and (then) Mayor Don Slesnick presented Fleming’s manager Rocco Angelillo with and apron and a gift from the City.

We did not choose a ‘best’ hat, instead prizes were given Raffle style. Eligibility for the Raffle (which was free) was based on if attendees wore a hat, or if they joined, renewed, or brought a friend.

David Evensky (CGCF Board Member) won a $50 gift certificate to Miracle Mile Shops donated by the B.I.D. (ShopCoralGables),  and GablesHomePage.com Editor Matt Bokor won a $185 spa package from Portfolio Salon.

Approximately 40 Friends of the Foundation attended.

 

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Irela Bagué, Jeannett Slesnick, Rocco Angelillo, Mayor Don Slesnick II, Jerry Santeiro, Bill Bonn, and Andria Hanley at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Irela Bagué, Jeannett Slesnick, Rocco Angelillo, Mayor Don Slesnick II, Jerry Santeiro, Bill Bonn, and Andria Hanley

Susan B. "Susi" Davis and Jerry Santeiro at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Susan B. “Susi” Davis and Jerry Santeiro

Tom Toolin, Richard DeWitt, and Bill Bonn at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Tom Toolin, Richard DeWitt, and Bill Bonn

Jerry Santeiro, Ana Maria Rodriguez Diaz de la Portilla, Rocco Angelillo at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Jerry Santeiro, Ana Maria Rodriguez Diaz de la Portilla, Rocco Angelillo

Ana de la Rosa, Esq. and Frank C. Quesada, Esq. at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Ana de la Rosa, Esq. and Frank C. Quesada, Esq.

Mayor Don Slesnick II and Willy Bermello at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Mayor Don Slesnick II and Willy Bermello

Mayor Don Slesnick and Marli Lutz at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Mayor Don Slesnick and Marli Lutz

William A. "Bill" Bonn, Esq. at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

William A. “Bill” Bonn, Esq.

Ana Maria Rodriguez Diaz de la Portilla and Andria Hanley at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Ana Maria Rodriguez Diaz de la Portilla and Andria Hanle

Anne Slesnick Leidel, Helen Grier, Tim Grier, Mayor Don Slesnick II, and Katherine "Kay" Fahringer at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Anne Slesnick Leidel, Helen Grier, Tim Grier, Mayor Don Slesnick II, and Katherine “Kay” Fahringer

Kay Fahringer and Anne Slesnick Leidel at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Kay Fahringer and Anne Slesnick Leidel

Bill Bonn, Miss South Miami/USA 2010 Katie-Britt Greenway, Al Perez, Esq., Shannon Perez, and Jeannett Slesnick at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Bill Bonn, Miss South Miami/USA 2010 Katie-Britt Greenway, Al and Shannon Perez, and Jeannett Slesnick

Patrick Alexander, Mayor Don Slesnick II, Richard de Witt, Esq., and Patrick Montoya at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Patrick Alexander, Mayor Don Slesnick II, Richard de Witt, Esq., and Patrick Montoya

Jerry Santeiro, Andria Hanley, and Mayor Don Slesnick II at Coral Gables Community Foundation 2010 Mad Hatter

Jerry Santeiro, Andria Hanley, and Mayor Don Slesnick II

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Irela Bagué and Jerry Santeiro address the crowd

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Mayor Don Slesnick with Martha and William McCullough