In this issue . . .   
FOCUS ON FUNDS  Gables High's college assistance program makes dream a reality
UPCOMING EVENTS   You're invited to our Annual Gala!
RECENT EVENTS Student-athletes treated to pizza party
MERRICK SOCIETY  Become a member, make a difference in your community    
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Coral Gables Senior High establishes "CAP Capsule" with generous donation from BJ's Wholesale Club
The "CAP Capsule" is open for business!

The Coral Gables Community Foundation coordinated an important donation from
BJ's Wholesale Club benefiting the Coral Gables Senior High School College Assistance Program (CAP). BJ's Wholesale Club's Coral Way store graciously donated 80 chairs and 8 tables so that the  " CAP Capsule could be established at the school.

"As the CAP Advisor for 3,500 students, finally having a place to hold all my class meetings without displacing individual teachers is amazing. We have been conducting Senior College presentations since August 26th and the room is working out perfectly!," said Liz Stack, Gables High CAP Advisor. " The generosity of the Foundation and BJ's has catapulted the CAP program at Gables to the next level."

Stack was in need of chairs and tables for the school's new "CAP Capsule," which will serve as a home base for students to register for financial aid, complete college applications and financial aid forms, research universities and scholarships plus other college-related activities. Many students at Gables High do not have access to the internet at home and needed a place at school where they could utilize the program's available resources. 

Through BJ's Wholesale Club's generous donation, Stack has been able to make the "CAP Capsule" a reality for the 2015-2016 school year.  Later in the year, the space will be used to register students for Florida Bright Futures scholarships and it will serve as a place where guests to the school can present to the students on many topics concerning college, such as essay writing and financial aid awareness. 

"We love working closely with our local schools and especially helping students get into college. We are grateful to BJ's Wholesale Club, who jumped at the opportunity to get involved!" said Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. 

Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management to hold annual charity golf tournament

Learn more about the event, including how to attenddonate and about sponsorship opportunities.

Tour of Kitchens proceeds presented to Culinary Arts Fund

Coral Gables Community Foundation Board members and 2015 Gala Co-Chairs present a check to Culinary Arts Program Director Mercy Vera
The Coral Gables Community Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to the Culinary Arts Fund at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Interactive Luncheon on August 28th. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Foundation's annual Tour of Kitchens support the Culinary Arts Fund, which benefits the Culinary Arts program at Coral Gables Senior High School. Program Director Mercy Vera was in attendance to accept the check. 

Funds for the Culinary Arts Program are used to award college scholarships to deserving students so that they may continue their culinary studies. Funds are also used to purchase new kitchen equipment, uniforms and cooking supplies.
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Ponce Society of Young Professionals treat Gables High Football team to pizza party, distribute shirts and ties
On Friday, August 14th, the Ponce Society of Young Professionals delivered the clothes collected at the Dress Shirt & Tie Drive to the Coral Gables Senior High School Football Team and treated the student-athletes to a pizza party! The Gables High football team was recently named "Best of the Week" in Miami-Dade County by the Miami Herald. View more photos from the event on Facebook.
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Create your legacy today! 

George E. Merrick, founder of Coral Gables. Photo credit:


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. 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



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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."