In this issue . . .  
FOCUS ON FUNDS Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund continues to make an impact
RECENT EVENTS Foundation sponsors Gables High College Fair for third consecutive year
UPCOMING EVENTS Tour of Kitchens tickets make great holiday gifts!
MERRICK SOCIETY Become a member, make a difference in your community    
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Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund donates backpacks 

The Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund teamed up with City Year Miami to distribute backpacks to students at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center and The Barnyard.

On Friday, November 7, 2014, the Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund teamed up with City Year Miami to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to students at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center and The Barnyard in Coconut Grove. The Coral Gables Community Foundation manages the Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund, a philanthropic fund created by Evensky & Katz Foldes Principal, David Evensky. 


Since its inception in 2006, the Evensky & Katz Foldes Fund, which is funded by the firm, has disbursed nearly $300,000 to a number of causes and organizations such as the Baptist Children's Hospital Foundation, Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation and the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation.


To learn more about setting up your own corporate giving fund, contact Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation, at 305.446.9670 or


2014 Community Grant Recipients


The Coral Gables Community Foundation recently awarded grants to seven local non-profit organizations, bringing our annual community giving through grants to $50,000! The Foundation is proud to contribute to and support the following organizations. Learn more about the many ways each organization contributes to our community.


Thank you to the Foundation's Community Giving Committee and its Chair, John O'Rourke III, for reviewing a large number of worthy applicants and ultimately choosing the seven organizations that best fit our focus and goals at this time.

Piggy Bank Campaign participating funds and business partners

Look out for the Coral Gables Community Foundation piggy banks at the following Gables business locations through the month of December - and be sure to make a contribution! Don't forget to post photos of yourself making contributions to piggy banks to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #SpotThePigCG.
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Foundation sponsors annual Coral Gables Senior High College Fair 

Photos by Oliver Robles and Nicole Juarez.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation served as the Presenting Sponsor of the Coral Gables Senior High School College Fair for the third consecutive year. The College Fair took place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the school gymnasium and featured visits from 74 schools from all over the country. Students were able to discuss college options with school representatives and acquire materials about the many different institutions in attendance. The College Fair was organized by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Chair Beth Lawhorn, who considered this year's fair to be the most successful one yet, due to student attendance and high praise of the Gables High student body from college representatives. 

Ponce Society of Young Professionals have a spooktacular Halloween

The Ponce Society of Young Professionals (PSYP) hosted their annual Halloween Party at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus on October 31, 2014. The party featured a costume contest with great disguises and live music all night long. For more photos from the event, visit the PSYP Facebook page. Interested in joining the PSYP? Learn more now!
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Don't miss the 2014 Merrick Festival! 

Made possible in part by a grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation, proud Sponsor of the Full Choir Award - Senior Division. Don't Miss It!
For more information, call 305.491.4180

Join the Ponce Society and other YoPro groups for a Holiday Happy Hour!

Thank you to our 6th Annual Tour of Kitchens sponsors 

Tickets available now



Purchase your Tour of Kitchens tickets now!


Upgrade your Tour of Kitchens journey with the VIP Limo Experience!

*Vehicles are subject to availability so book now!

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Create your legacy today!
Segovia Plaza in Coral Gables, FL (circa 1923-1925)

Merrick's vision for better living continues today as involved Coral Gables stakeholders strive to maintain the look and feel of the City Beautiful. Do you have a vision for Coral Gables? The Coral Gables Community Foundation established the Merrick Society so that visionary people like you could continue George Merrick's dream. The Merrick Society preserves key philanthropic activities in the Gables and raises unrestricted funds for the Foundation. Merrick Society donors commit to a three-year annual contribution of $1,000$2,500$5,000$10,000, or more. Merrick Society donors are invited to the annual benefactor reception and other special functions, and receive a lapel pin in recognition of their participation. To find out more, please contact our Executive Director, Mary Snow, at 305.446.9670, or via email at

Merrick Society Dream in Color 



The Foundation is pleased to present our MERRICK SOCIETY Level Donors


$100,000 Level

Robert J. "Bob" & Marian Fewell*

$10,000 Level

William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos


$5,000 Level

Lee Osiason

$2,500 Level
Evelyn J. Budde
Miles & Patty McGrane

Matthew T. Meehan & Rod Hildebrant

Alex Montague & Maria Alonso 

$1,000 Level 

John R. Allen, Jr.                                   David Mitchell

Marc Berenfeld                                           Jason Neal

Patricia Blanco                                  John O'Rourke III  

Karelia & Marino E. Carbonell    F. David & Ann Olazabal                    

George Corrigan                     Alfonso & Shannon Perez                      

Sissy DeMaria                                       Aura Reinhardt

Sasha Dolgicer                      Anthony L. "Tony" Rogers                    

Dr. Joyce Elam                                          Ari Rollnick

Wayne Cameron Eldred              Dr. Audrey & H.J. Ross              

Carlos F. Garcia                                      Ron Shuffield

Zeke Guilford                                          Jorge E. Silva

Andria Hanley            The Hon. and Mrs. Don Slesnick II                              

Chris & JJ Hansen                            Eddie & Judy Snow     

Patricia Keon                                      The Torre Family

Henry Langston                                  Jose Valdes-Fauli

Rodolfo Lleonart                                 Marielena Villamil

Paul Lowenthal                        Wayne E. "Chip" Withers

Jack Lowell  


*Denotes lifetime membership


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Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the community. For almost 25 years, The Foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables, while effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to "The City Beautiful."