Board member Aura Reinhardt honored at George E. Merrick Awards of Excellence
Coral Gables Community Foundation Board member Aura Reinhardt was recently recognized as a 2015 Distinguished Honoree at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's 8th annual
Aura Reinhardt, third from left, was honored at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's 8th Annual George E. Merrick Awards of Excellence
George E. Merrick Awards of Excellence.
Aura, Vice President of Corporate Relations at Bacardi USA, was chosen for her love of the community and deep appreciation for all things Coral Gables. Through her work on the Foundation's Board of Directors as well as her community outreach efforts at Bacardi, she has shown true leadership in the City Beautiful.
Aura was honored along with other Coral Gables community leaders at the George E. Merrick Awards of Excellence Dinner on Thursday, June 25 at the University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center.
Board member Pat Blanco volunteers aboard Navy Ship in Fiji
|Top: Board member Pat Blanco with US Navy Sailors at a health fair in Fiji; Below: USNS Mercy, the hospital ship Pat volunteered aboard in Fiji.
Coral Gables Community Foundation Board member Pat Blanco recently returned from Fiji, where she spent time educating the population about health and nutrition.
Pat, a registered nurse, stayed aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in the United States Navy, complete with 1,000 hospital beds and twelve operating rooms. On the island, she participated in community health fairs, where she checked vital signs, informed locals about the importance of understanding nutrition and taught women how to give self-breast exams.
"This is my second time working with Project HOPE, which is dedicated to providing care to the neediest people all over the world, and my first time working with the dedicated healthcare professionals of the US Navy," said Pat, who also has a master's degree in Public Health.
Board member Sissy DeMaria recognized by South Florida Luxury Guide
In the July/August issue of
South Florida Luxury Guide
, Coral Gables Community Foundation Board m
ember and 2015 Gala Co-Chair Sissy DeMaria is featured as a "Woman of Style and Substance."