In this issue
John Allen begins tenure as Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chairman
RECENT HAPPENINGS- The City of Coral Gables proclaims July 26th as
"Coral Gables Community Foundation Day"
FOCUS ON FUNDS
Applications being accepted
for our September Grants cycle
Thank you to our
25th Anniversary Gala Sponsors!
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Foundation Board Member John Allen to begin tenure as Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chairman in September
Coral Gables Community Foundation Board Member John Allen will begin his role as Chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term.
As Vice President of Operations at
Home Financing Center
, John has also served on the Foundation Board for many years. John proudly served as the Chairman of the Community Giving Committee in 2015 and co-chaired the Foundation's 2012
In addition to John's role as Chamber Chairman, he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Coral Gables Museum Board of Directors and on the Coral Gables Art Cinema Board from 2012-2015.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation congratulates John on his role as Chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce!
The City of Coral Gables proclaims July 26th as
"Coral Gables Community Foundation Day"
The 25th Anniversary of the Coral Gables Community Foundation was celebrated during the July 26th City Commission meeting with a proclamation from the Mayor and City Commissioners. Board members and past Foundation Chairmen were present as the City proclaimed July 26th as "Coral Gables Community Foundation Day" in Coral Gables.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation thanks the City of Coral Gables for this special recognition. The Foundation takes pride in its role over the past 25 years in enhancing the quality of life in Coral Gables for those who live, work, learn and play here. We look forward to the next 25 years!
Introducing the Commemorative Bench Program
In partnership with the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its Commemorative Bench Program!
The program provides a meaningful way for people, non-profit and government organizations and companies to honor the legacy of a loved one, a special milestone, or commemorative event with a bench in one of the City's beautiful green spaces or parks.
For more information, please visit The Foundation's website
or call 305.446.9670
Focus on Funds
September 2016 Grants Deadline
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for our September 2016 grants cycle!
For more information and the application, please click here. Grant application deadline is September 19th.
Early Learning Children's Fund:
Early Learning Children's Foundation Reception
Save the Date for the Early Learning Children's Foundation Circle of Friends Reception! On Friday, September 23rd at 6 PM, the Early Learning Children's Foundation will honor Gerald K. Schwartz. All proceeds of this great event will benefit the Early Learning Children's Foundation, a Fund at the Foundation, that supports the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
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Celebrate the Coral Gables Community Foundation's 25th Anniversary at
A Passage to India!
Friday, October 14th, 2016
Coral Gables Country Club
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!
2016 Gala Co-Chairs Sissy DeMaria & Mary Young
Baptist Health South Florida and Doctors Hospital
The Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, opening Fall 2016.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud to announce Doctors Hospital & Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute as a Platinum Sponsor and presenter of the Sports & Wellness award at our upcoming 25
Anniversary gala. The Foundation has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Baptist Health South Florida in our shared community of Coral Gables, and we are honored to partner with them once again for this important milestone year.
In 2003, Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables became part of the not-for-profit Baptist Health South Florida, the region's largest healthcare organization, with seven hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.
Coral Gables Community Foundation Board Member, Nelson Lazo became Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Hospital in 2010. Baptist Health updated all 281 rooms to standards comparable, he says, to a high-end hotel in Coral Gables. The objective, Lazo says, is to maintain an efficient facility focused on patient health and wellness. "We want to provide tremendous value to our patients. You come in, get diagnosed, treated and we send you home - so you don't have to come back."
Baptist Health is one of the largest employers in South Florida, with 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. One of Baptist Health's Centers of Excellence, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, was established at Doctors Hospital. The Institute, which provides sports medicine services for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Orange Bowl, Miami Beach Bowl, Miami-Dade County Public Schools athletics, Miami Open Tennis and Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, is trusted by professional athletes to get them back in top form. Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute combines its resources of experienced physicians and leading-edge treatments and technology to provide advanced orthopedic, pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine care.
In the summer of 2014, Baptist Health broke ground on the Miami Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that will bring Baptist Health's outpatient cancer services together under one roof. Miami Cancer Institute is due to open this fall, and the proton therapy center, housed in the adjacent research building, is slated to open in 2017.
"This is an exciting time for Baptist Health," said Lazo. "It's gratifying to see our communities benefit from this period of significant growth and innovation."
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is grateful for the continued support of
Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute & Doctors Hospital. We are proud to honor Former Miami Dolphins player Nat Moore with the Sports & Wellness Award presented by Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at our 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 14th at the Coral Gables Country Club.
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Create your Legacy Today!
George 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 can continue George Merrick's dream. The Merrick Society preserves key philanthropic activities in the Gables and raises unrestricted funds for the Foundation.
This exclusive group commits to a three-year annual contribution of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000. To find out more, please contact our Executive Director, Mary Snow, at 305.446.9670, or via email at
The Foundation is pleased to present our
MERRICK SOCIETY Donors
Robert J. "Bob" & Marian Fewell*
William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos
Matthew T. Meehan & Rod Hildebrant
John R. Allen, Jr.
Wayne Cameron Eldred
John O'Rourke III
Alfonso & Shannon Perez
Donald & Jeannett Slesnick
Wayne E. "Chip" Withers
Dr. Joyce Elam
Carlos F. Garcia
The Torre Family
Jose Valdes-Fauli & Shed Boren
EWM Realty International
Rick & Margarita Tonkinson
Brent & Daniella Reynolds
Scott J. Richey
Eddie & Judy Snow
Lori V. Thomas
Anne F. Boley
John Herrera, Esq.
Pedro R. Parra
Scott A. & Nanda Poulin
G. Frederick Reinhardt
Dr. Audrey Ross
Robert & Ashley Thornburg
*Denotes lifetime membership
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. Celebrating 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."
"Leaders Rise by Lifting Others"
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