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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

     

     

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