Posts Tagged ‘Ralph Cabrera’

Board Appreciation & Installation Reception

Posted on: February 1st, 2013 by mbokor

Swearing in of board officers

The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s annual installation of officers and directors was held recently at Seasons 52.

Carlos F. Garcia, CPA, began his two-year term as chair with a board retreat prior to the installation at which directors discussed community and foundation initiatives.

Attorney William A. Bonn completed his term as chair and continues on the board as immediate past chair; as such, he plans to help lead the foundation’s development efforts.

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason did the honors of swearing in first the executive committee and then the full board at the reception, which was held Monday evening, Jan. 28.

Executive Director Andria Hanley thanked Mr. Bonn for his two years of service and presented him with a framed photo collage representing his years of wonderful leadership.

Serving with Mr. Garcia and Mr. Bonn as executive officers are Chair-elect Tony Rogers, JD; Secretary Jerry Santeiro, Treasurer David Olazabal and Asst. Secretary/Treasurer Karelia Carbonell.

Members of the board of directors are John Allen; Marc Berenfeld, CPA; Pat Blanco, BSN, MPH, FACHE; Amanda Bonifay, CPA; Catherine Grieve, Esq.; Andy Gomez, Ph.D.; Zeke Guilford, Esq.; Michael Harris; Vicente Lago; Matthew Meehan; Jason Neal; Lee Osiason, Esq.; Frank Quesada, Esq.; Aura Reinhardt; Mark Trowbridge and Marielena Villamil.

Guests included University of Miami Director of Advancement Sergio Gonzalez, City Commissioner Ralph Cabrera and past foundation Chair Jeannett Slesnick.

Seasons 52, 321 Miracle Mile, kindly provided the venue and delicious flat-bread pizzas.

Founded by community leaders in 1991, the Coral Gables Community Foundation fosters programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for people living and working in the “City Beautiful.”

Photos by Betty Alavarez / Events Photographer

Matthew Meehan, Pat Blanco, Tony Rogers

Marielena Villamil, Tony Rogers, Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Jeannett Slesnick

Swearing in of board members

Sergio Gonzalez, Ralph Cabrera, John AllenZeke Guilford, John Allen, Bill Bonn

Ruben Ceballos, Bill Bonn and Andria Hanley



Reception honors late community leaders Harry & Mary Perrin

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by mbokor


The Coal Gables Museum recently presented a reception honoring the late Harry and Mary Perrin and their many contributions to the community.

The Perrin Charitable Fund, held at the Coral Gables Community Foundation, made a donation to name a museum gallery in the Perrins’ honor.

The Perrin International Reception Hall is home to the exhibit, Sister Cites: Partners in Peace, curated by museum director of programs Caroline Parker.

Former Mayor Don Slesnick, personal representative of the Perrin fund, hosted the Oct. 17 event at the museum, 285 Aragon Ave.

Guests included Mayor Jim Cason; Commissioner Ralph Cabrera; City Clerk Walter Foeman; Arva Moore Parks, chair of the museum board; museum board members Ramona Busot, Albert Menendez and Lyan Fernandez; William A. “Bill” Bonn, chair of the Coral Gables Community Foundation; Andria Hanley, executive director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation; Aura Reinhardt of Bacardi USA; members of the city’s International Affairs Coordinating Council; and several representatives of the Miami-Dade County’s consular corps.

Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer