|In this issue . . . |
* UPCOMING EVENTS The Lincoln Motor Company is our Gala Presenting Sponsor
* FOCUS ON FUNDS Ponce Society of Young Professionals Thank La Salle Cleaners
* COMMUNITY NEWS Doctors Hospital and The City offer a Senior Health Fair
* TOUR OF KITCHENS 2014 Tour of Kitchens Tickets make Great Gifts
* MERRICK SOCIETY Did You Know?
We are Pleased to Announce
The Lincoln Motor Company
as our "Viva Las Gables"
Gala Presenting Sponsor
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 "Viva Las Gables" gala presenting sponsor: The Lincoln Motor Company.
This October 19th at the Coral Gables Country Club, guests will enjoy an evening of fun, elegance and the opportunity to experience the 2013 Lincoln MKZ.
The event will also include a live dinner show, casino gaming, live musical entertainment, as well as both silent and live auctions. This year's event promises to be the best yet as old-time Vegas meets Coral Gables!
"With the generous support of the Lincoln Motor Company, the Coral Gables Community Foundation is able to create an event that brings the community together to celebrate where we live, work, learn and play and at the same time raise money to meet the needs of our community. We manage over 30 funds and counting that address issues of education, art and culture, health and green space. We are grateful for Lincoln Motor Company's leadership and support."
-CARLOS F. GARCIA, CPA
2013, 2014 Foundation Chair
Tickets to the gala are available online, or by calling 305-446-9670.
For additional information contact Foundation Executive Director
Andria Hanley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Coral Gables Community Foundation
The Coral Gables Community Foundation (@CGCF) is proud to celebrate 22 plus years in Coral Gables. Created by community leaders to attract donors and dollars to address issues of need in our community, the Foundation continues this mission today. Areas of interest include education, health and wellness, infrastructure and green space enhancement as well as historic preservation. Generous community support over the years has contributed nearly $4 million to programs that benefit the entire community.
About Lincoln Motor Company
"The Lincoln Motor Company is proud to partner with the Coral Gables Community Foundation and sponsor their annual gala. Through this partnership, we will support the organization's philanthropic mission to raise funds that support the intangible luxuries that are important to the Hispanic community such as education, the arts and culture," said DAVID RODRIGUEZ, Multicultural Marketing Manager-Lincoln. "Through our Hispanic marketing efforts, the Lincoln Motor Company gives back to the communities it serves while helping to inspire future makers, builders and visionaries."
Lincoln is the luxury automotive brand of Ford Motor Company, committed to creating compelling vehicles with an exceptional ownership experience to match. Lincoln is in the process of introducing four all-new vehicles in the next four years.
For more information about Lincoln, please visit media.lincoln.com or www.lincoln.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Lincoln
and twitter @LincolnMKZ2013 #LincolnMKZ | @LincolnMotorCo.
The Ponce Society of Young Professionals
extends special thanks to
Coral Gables La Salle Cleaners
The second annual "Dress Shirt and Tie Drive" to benefit Coral Gables Senior High was a huge success. The football team got to choose from 175 shirts and even more ties!
The Foundation's Ponce Society of Young Professionals would like to thank Coral Gables La Salle Cleaners (located at 2341 S Le Jeune Road) for dry cleaning the shirts so the team could look especially good on Game Days!
About The Ponce Society
The Ponce Society of Young Professionals was founded in October 2011 as the young professionals outreach of the Foundation joining its mission to the theirs: "To foster programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for people living and working in 'The City Beautiful'".
Senior Health Fair
Wednesday 9/18 10AM-2PM
War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables
Education, medical screenings and the mind-body connection are all part of staying healthy. Join Doctors Hospital and the City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center for a FREE HEALTH FAIR. Registration is not required.
FREE MEDICAL SCREENINGS
(No fasting required)
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
FREE FLU SHOTS Available to the first 100 participants
FREE CHAIR MASSAGES 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
FREE MIND-BODY ACTIVITY 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Participate in tai chi-style exercise demonstrated by certified instructors
FREE HEALTH EDUCATION
- Learn to Do Breast Self-exam
- Sleep Disorders Questionnaire
- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Is Organic Food Really Better?
Doris Dip, registered dietitian
- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To Hip or Not to Hip? That Is the Question.
Alexander van der Ven, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
- Free valet parking
- Free lunch provided by The Palace of Coral Gables
- Enter to win a "Healthy Living" gift basket
- Free consultation with:
- Diabetes Educator
For information, call 786-596-3812 or email Programs@BaptistHealth.net.
TOUR OF KITCHENS
make great gifts!
Tickets for the 5th annual TOUR of KITCHENS on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, are selling fast. Tour tickets make great gifts! Don't get shut out of this fabulous & fun foodie fund raiser! Buy your tickets early and show your support for your hometown community foundation and for the Coral Gables Senior High Culinary Arts Program.
Like us on Facebook
for kitchen design inspiration
Coral Gables city founder George Merrick is credited with establishing the University of Miami in Coral Gables in 1925 (Charter date on April 18*). His complete vision for Coral Gables included a world-class institution of higher learning. Online accounts of the amount of land he donated vary from 160 to 240 to 600 acres, and so do accounts of the amount of his contribution: $4 million dollars is the lowest. Although lots started selling in Coral Gables in 1921, the City was not incorporated until April 29, 1925, after the University of Miami charter.**
The first building used for UM classes was the then "Anastasia Hotel" at the corner of Le Jeune Road and University Drive. It still stands today much as it looked back then, and is a popular apartment building. (Google streetview �2013 Google. Image from March 2011.)
*The University Charter date as listed by Wikipedia.
About The Merrick Society
The Coral Gables Community Foundation established the Merrick Society so that visionary residents like you could continue George Merrick's dream for Coral Gables. The Merrick Society preserves key philanthropic activities in the Gables and raises unrestricted funds for the Foundation.
Merrick Society donors commit to a 3-year annual contribution of $1,000
, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or more. Merrick Society level donors are invited to the annual benefactor reception and other special functions, and receive a lapel pin in recognition of their participation and vision. To find out more, please contact our Executive Director, Andria Hanley, at 305/446.9670, or via email email@example.com.
The Foundation is pleased to present our MERRICK SOCIETY Level Donors
John R. Allen, Jr. | Home Financing Center
Marc Berenfeld, CPA | Cherry Bekaert LLP
Pat Blanco, BSN MPH FACHE | Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida
William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos
Karelia Martinez Carbonell & Marino E. Carbonell
Dr. Joyce Elam
Robert J. "Bob" & Marian Fewell*
Carlos F. Garcia, CPA | Goldstein Schechter Koch
Catherine Grieve, Esq.
Zeke & Gina Guilford
Michael & Heather Harris
Henry O. "Hank" Langston | Gulliver Schools
Miles & Patty McGrane
Matthew T. Meehan & Rod Hildebrant
Christopher J. Lapan & Jos� J. Rodriguez Villalobos
Jason Neal | Waste Management, Inc.
F. David & Ann Olazabal
Alfonso & Shannon Perez
John & Marichi O'Rourke | Montica Jewelry
Lee J. Osiason, Esq.
Aura Reinhardt | Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Anthony L. "Tony" Rogers, J.D. | Planning Consultants Group
Marielena A. Villamil | Washington Economics Group
Wayne E. "Chip" Withers
*Denotes lifetime membership at $100,000 level
Andria Hanley, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
305/446.9670 | firstname.lastname@example.org
@AndriaHanley @CGCF @PonceSociety @TOURofKITCHENS
ABOUT THE CORAL GABLES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Established in 1991, the mission of the Coral Gables Community Foundation is to foster programs that promote and encourage cultural, educational, health, historic preservation, and charitable projects that enhance the quality of life for all people in Coral Gables.