November 2016 Newsletter
Focus on Funds
  • Early Learning Children's Foundation hosts 'Be An Artist for a Night'
Upcoming Events:
  • 'India US Chamber of Commerce Gala is November 12th
  • Save the Date: Tour of Kitchens is February 4th!
Recent Happenings: 
  • Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Park
  • Key to Giving program is back!
  • Mark your memories with a Commemorative Bench
Merrick Society:
  • Create a legacy today!
Focus on Funds

Early Learning Children's Foundation hosts 'Be an Artist for a Night' event November 18th!
Upcoming Events

'A Passage to India' sponsor India US Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Gala is November 12th!
Recent Happenings

 Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Park
Pittman Park was popping with pumpkins on Saturday, October 22nd. The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Community Foundation teamed up for this free community event, where families enjoyed pumpkin carving, fall family portraits, face painting and other fun activities.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Foundation's Community Giving Fund, which provides grants to non-profits with an impact in Coral Gables .

The Key to Giving Program is Back!

The Coral Gables Community Foundation's  Key to Giving  program has relaunched 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!

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 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 green spaces or parks.  The commemorative benches are 6-feet-long, UV- and moisture-resistant and have an estimated 15-year lifetime.

For more information on the program and to see a list of available green spaces and parks, please visit our site.

Merrick Society
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 Meehan & Rod Hildebrant
Lee Osiason
Jack Lowell  · Aura Reinhardt · Evelyn J. Budde
Karelia Carbonell

Alex Montague
John R. Allen, Jr.  · Wayne Cameron Eldred · Jason Neal · David Olazabal · John O'Rourke III · Donald & Jeanett Slesnick  · 
Wayne E. "Chip" Withers

Patricia Blanco   · George Corrigan · Sissy DeMaria · Sasha Dolgicer · Dr. Joyce Elam · Carlos F. Garcia · Zeke Guilford · Andria Hanley · Patricia Leon · Henry Langston · Nelson Lazo · Paul Lowenthal · David Mitchell · Alfonso & Shannon Perez · Eddie & Judy Snow · The Torre Family · Jose Valdes-Fauli & Shed Boren · Marielena Villamil

 Eric Gros-Dubois ·  Brett & Daniella Reynolds  · Scott J. Richey · Ari Rollnick · Ron Shuffield ·   Lori V. Thomas

Ann F. Boley · Brian Dosal · Michael Forman · Jorge Gutierrez   · Nelson Hernandez · Victoria Hernandez · John Herrera, Esq. ·
IllustraDENT · Andrew Nadal · Pedro R. Parra · Scott A. & Nanda Poulin · 
Tony Rodriguez · Dr. Audrey Ross · Laura Russo ·
 Robert & Ashley Thornburg · Oscar Torres · Mario Yngerto

*Denotes lifetime membership

About Us 


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"