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On December 10th, the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Board members, staff, Merrick Society members and fund holders gathered to celebrate the holiday season.
The Foundation’s annual holiday party was held at the beautiful home of Immediate Past Chairman Bill Bonn and Ruben Ceballos. Awards for Board Members of the Year were presented to Aura Reinhardt and Pat Blanco for their outstanding service and dedication to the Foundation over the years.
The Board of Directors, Incoming Chairman John O’Rourke III and Executive Director Mary Snow gifted outgoing Chairman Carlos F. Garcia with touching mementos to commemorate his time as Chairman of the Board.
During his address to attendees, Garcia spoke about the Foundation’s many achievements throughout 2015, including the establishment of the Coral Gables Community Foundation Four-Year Scholarship, the Golden Gables Fund as well as the over $50,000 awarded in grant funding this year.
To view more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation hosted a joint reception with the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative at Canteen Cuisine on Thursday, October 8th. Both organizations came together to celebrate the opening and the donation from the Foundation that enabled the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative to purchase industrial kitchen equipment for the Canteen Cuisine. The Canteen Cuisine will provide at-risk juveniles with an opportunity to work and learn vocational skills, monetary skills and other work-related skills that will give them the resources necessary to have a brighter future, while also serving the local community.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation has teamed up with the Himan Brown Charitable Trust on a new matching grant initiative called the Key to Giving program.
“We are excited to work with the Himan Brown Charitable Trust on such a generous and far-reaching initiative. The Key to Giving program will provide a significant value-add to our donors wishing to reach not only the Coral Gables community, but the Greater Miami community as well,” said Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
The Key to Giving program allows individuals in our community an opportunity to support the greater community by making a charitable gift to seventeen pre-selected nonprofits that are making an impact in Coral Gables and throughout Greater Miami in the areas of youth education, community prosperity, women and children and families in need.
Through the Key to Giving Program, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Himan Brown Charitable Trust will commit an initial monetary pool as incentive dollars to match donations received between $200 and $1,000 per donor, made to the participating organizations. For any one gift greater than $1,000, only the first $1,000 will be considered for matching funds.
For more information about the Key to Giving program, visit the website or contact the Foundation at 305.446.9670.