- June Morris joins Board of Directors
- RiseUp Ventures Fund established
- 5th Annual Pause for a Cause a great success!
- Ponce Society of Young Professionals honored by Coral Gables High School Football Team
- Mark Trowbridge recognized for 10 years of service on Foundation Board
- Mark your Memories with the Commemorative Bench Program
- Double your donation with the Key to Giving program!
- CGCF Grants Deadline: April 10th
- Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management 13th Annual Charity Classic
- The Flower Market at Plaza Aragon
Merrick Society: Create your Legacy Today!
June Morris joins Board of Directors
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud to announce the addition of June Morris to the Board of Directors!
June is president of Profile Communications Group, LLC, a video production/marketing company based in Coral Gables. She is an Emmy award-winning broadcaster with credits at all of the major networks: NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. June currently serves as
Chairman of the Coral Gables Economic Development Board. She is also a board member of the Allen Morris Foundation.
June grew up in Coral Gables. She is married to Allen Morris, who owns The Allen Morris Company, a commercial and multi-family real estate firm. The couple has six children between them.
Her parents are Dorothy Thomson (former Coral Gables Mayor and Commissioner) and John Thomson, an attorney that has practiced law in Coral Gables for more than 50-years. Welcome, June!
Focus on Funds
RiseUp Ventures Fund established
The Coral Gables Community Foundation has recently partnered up with RiseUp Ventures to serve as its Fiscal Sponsor. RiseUp Ventures works to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of incarcerated and at-risk individuals and
provides a unique blend of entrepreneurial, mindfulness and emotional intelligence training, mentorship and innovative technology to help previously incarcerated individuals not only survive upon release, but thrive.
Click here to learn more!
5th Annual Pause for a Cause a Great Success!
The 5th Annual Pause for a Cause took place Thursday, March 16th and was a great success! Founded by Cristina Mas of CIM Consulting, Pause for a Ca
use is an annual event where local professionals unite to "party for a purpose" and raise money for import
ant causes in our community. Over 30 non-profit organizations participated and raised over $8,500! The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud to serve as the Fiscal Sponsor for Pause for a Cause.
Ponce Society of Young Professionals honored by Coral Gables High School Football Team
On March 1st, Coach Roger Pollard and the Coral Gables High School Football team honored the Ponce Society of Young Professionals with a plaque in recognition of their support of the football team and its players. The Ponce Society was recognized for their ongoing efforts with the football team, such as the annual Shirt and Tie drive.
The Ponce Society of Young Professionals wishes outgoing Coach Pollard much success in his next endeavor!
Mark Trowbridge recognized for 10 years of service on Foundation Board
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Trowbridge was recognized for his 10 years of dedicated service to the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board at the February 16th Good Morning Coral Gables Chamber Breakfast. Foundation Chair John O'Rourke presented the award on behalf of the Foundation's Board of Directors and thanked Mark for his many years of contributions to the Board. Mark has been a valuable partner to the Foundation in many ways, such as having established the Small Business Enhancement Fund at the Foundation. Thank you, Mark for your service!
Mark your Memories with a Commemorative Bench!
In partnership with
the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation offers the Commemorative Bench Program. The p
rogram 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 green spaces or parks. The commemorative benches are 6-feet-long, UV- and moisture-resistant and have an estimated 15-year lifetime.
Double your donation with the Key to Giving program
Consider doubling your donation to one of the participating
non-profit organizations through our Key to Giving program!
The Coral Gables Community Foundation's
Key to Giving
program has launched once again in partnership with the Key Biscayne Community Foundation and the Himan Brown Charitable Trust.
The program allows individuals in our community an opportunity to support the greater community by making a matched charitable gift to 25 pre-selected non-profits that are making a difference in Coral Gables and throughout Greater Miami.
By donating your time and treasure through the Key to Giving Program, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, Key Biscayne Community Foundation and the Himan Brown Charitable Trust have committed an initial monetary pool as incentive dollars to match donations received between $50 and $500 per donor
to the participating organizations. For any one gift greater than $500, the first $500 will be considered for matching funds.
Click here to view the list of participatory non-profits and donate your time and have your donations matched!
Foundation Grant Deadline: April 10th
Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management 13th Annual Charity Classic
Please contact the Foundation for more information on how to play and sponsor this great event!
The Flower Market at Plaza Aragon
Bring the beautiful colors of Spring home with freshly cut flowers and plants! Now through June 16, visit the Flower Market on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click here for more information
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
MERRICK SOCIETY DONORS
Robert J. "Bob" & Marian Fewell
William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos
Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant
Evelyn J. Budde
· David Olazabal · Ron Shuffield
John R. Allen, Jr.
· Patricia Blanco · Wayne Cameron Eldred · Carlos F. Garcia · Henry Langston · Jason Neal · Alfonso & Shannon Perez · John O'Rourke ·
Donald & Jeannett Slesnick
Wayne E. "Chip" Withers · Marielena Villamil
George Corrigan · Sissy DeMaria · Sasha Dolgicer · Dr. Joyce Elam · Zeke Guilford · Andria Hanley · Patricia Keon · Nelson Lazo · Paul Lowenthal · David Mitchell · Eddie & Judy Snow · The Torre Family · Jose Valdes-Fauli & Shed Boren
Rick & Margarita Tonkinson
Eric Gros-Dubois ·
Jorge Gutierrez · Nelson Lazo
· Pedro R. Parra
· Scott A. & Nanda Poulin ·
Brett & Daniella Reynolds
· Scott J. Richey · Ari Rollnick ·
Lori V. Thomas · Oscar Torres
Anne F. Boley · Jonathan Cook · Brian & Jackie Dosal · Michael Forman ·
Nelson Hernandez · Victoria Hernandez · John Herrera, Esq. ·
Katherine Kelly · Susan Klock · June Morris · Andrew Nadal · Dr. Justin Polga ·
G. Frederick Reinhardt ·
Laura Russo ·
Robert & Ashley Thornburg
· Mario Yngerto
*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. Now in its 26th year, 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."