Coral Gables Community Foundation Announces 2021 Honorees for ‘A Gables Odyssey’ Gala

An epic Evening Under the Zodiac Oct. 23

CORAL GABLES, FL (September 17, 2021) Greek is the word. On Saturday, October 23rd, Coral Gables – the cradle of civilization in Miami – will once again play host to an epic in-home entertainment and fine dining experience benefitting the Coral Gables Community Foundation and honoring individuals, families and organizations of Coral Gables finest with an epic toast celebrating their Herculean deeds.

A Gables Odyssey, is the Foundation’s most important annual fundraiser, supported this year by Presenting Sponsors Trish and Dan Bell. The Foundation’s time-honored gala has been transformed into a “Homeric”, in-home entertainment and fine dining experience where the City’s most gracious hosts and hostesses open their exquisite homes and gardens in support of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

This year, the Foundation pays tribute to deserving pillars of the Coral Gables community: Brian E. Keeley for the Legacy Award presented by Trish & Dan Bell, the Foundation’s highest accolade; the Education Award to the Mas Family; Lee Schrager will receive this year’s Arts & Culture Award presented by Ray Corral & Mosaicist; Nancy Hector will receive this year’s Philanthropy Award; the  Community Award will be presented to Jim and Deborah Davidson; the Coral Gables Garden Club is the recipient of the Gables Beautiful Award, Tracy Kerdyk is the recipient of this year’s Sports & Wellness Award presented by Doctors Hospital and the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty will receive the Landmark Award.

Our own Greek Goddesses, Co-Chair and Coral Gables Community Foundation board member, Sissy DeMaria Koehne, who has chaired the annual fundraiser for the past seven years once again partners with Lauren Harrison Brown for the fourth year in a row to present an unprecedented evening under the Zodiac.

“Last year’s at home dining experience, Le Art d’ Recevoir rallied all of Coral Gables and set the precedent for how non-profits can successfully pivot during a pandemic. We safely and successfully raised nearly $500,000. This year we once again honor Coral Gables’ finest and look forward to inspiring our guests to costume up for an epic and intimate culinary journey to the land of Skorpios” said DeMaria-Koehne.

“This is our most important fundraiser of the year. We look forward to once again celebrating safely among our closest friends and family while we toast the City we all love so dearly,” said Mary Snow, President &CEO of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “It is a privilege to honor those leaders who every day carry the torch for Coral Gables.”

This year’s sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsor: Trish & Dan Bell; Warrior Sposnor: Jim & Deborah Davidson and Coral Gables Trust; Platinum Sponsors: Ray Corral & Mosaicist and Baptist Health and Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute; Gold Sponsors: Cultivate PR, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Bacardi; Exclusive Automotive Partner: Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables; Acropolis Sponsors: FPL and Belmont Village Senior Living; Mythology Sponsor: PNC Bank and Media Partner: Coral Gables Magazine.

A Greek Odyssey will begin at 7PM on Saturday, October 23rd at exquisite homes across Coral Gables and at Sea Grill Merrick Park. Attire is Toga, Gods, Goddesses and Warriors. Tables start at $3,500 and range to $8,000. For more information on sponsoring the event or becoming a host, please contact Mary Snow at 305.446.9670 or, or visit

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About The Coral Gables Community Foundation

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization celebrating its 30th 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.” Established in September 1991 by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, through its discretionary, donor-advised, and scholarship funds has helped youth, elderly, and disabled, and has provided dental care for needy children, sponsored cultural activities, awarded academic, dance, and music scholarships, and offered seminars to educate the public on important health, finance, and estate-planning issues, awarding more than $9 million to worthy causes.