Merrick Society

About the Merrick Society

Merrick society

Engaging and improving our community, Merrick Society donors are a vital part of the Foundation’s mission. The annual donation made by Merrick Society donors enables the Foundation to award college scholarships to economically disadvantaged students from Coral Gables Senior High School and administer grants supporting charitable organizations among other worthwhile programs the Foundation supports. 

Annual Commitment

The Coral Gables Community Foundation established the Merrick Society so that visionary people can preserve key philanthropic activities in The City Beautiful.

This exclusive group commits to a annual contribution of $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000.

Year by year, Merrick Society donors’ support is crucial to the success of the Foundation in helping us fulfill our goals into the future. A gift to the Coral Gables Community Foundation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donor Benefits

  • Invitation to the annual benefactor reception and other special Foundation functions
  • Invitation to exclusive events and access to special offers from our corporate partners
  • Name recognition throughout the year in Foundation’s monthly newsletters, website and marketing materials
  • Foundation lapel pin and other exclusive branded items

Participating in the Merrick Society is a powerful and meaningful way for individuals to create a philanthropic legacy for their community and to support the causes they care about most.

Support the Foundation and Join the Merrick Society Here

LIFETIME

  • Robert* & Marian* Fewell
  • Ray Corral & Alina Meledina
  • Ed, Carol & Trae Williamson

$200,000+

  • William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos
  • Carlos* and Debbie Garcia
  • Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant

$100,000+

  • Peter & Kerrin Bermont
  • David & Cristina Evensky
  • Claudia Holliman
  • Jack & Natasha Lowell
  • Jose Milton Foundation
  • Lee Osiason
  • Ernest & Anne Purcell
  • Aura Reinhardt
  • Ron Shuffield
  • Honorable Don & Jeannett* Slesnick

$50,000+

  • Kaiser Ahmed
  • John Allen*
  • Evelyn Budde
  • Sissy DeMaria-Koehne & Dr. Guenther Koehne
  • Andria & Bob Dickinson
  • Zeke & Gina Guilford
  • John Harris
  • Paul & Teresa Lowenthal
  • Jason Neal & Waste Management
  • David & Ann Olazabal
  • Marichi O’Rourke and Montica Jewelry
  • John O’Rourke & First American Bank
  • Scott & Karla Richey
  • Laura Russo
  • Rick & Margarita Tonkinson
  • Venny & Coco Torre
  • Alirio Torrealba
  • Michael Walsh

$25,000+

  • Pat Blanco
  • Ambassadors Chuck & Sue Cobb
  • Karelia & Dr. Marino Carbonell
  • Vivian De Las Cuevas-Diaz
  • Wayne Eldred
  • Eric P. Gros-Dubois
  • Pete & Lili Izaguirre
  • Pat Keon
  • Michael McCarthy
  • Ed & Liz Parnes
  • Pedro Parra
  • Alberto & Kristy Perez
  • Scott & Nanda Poulin
  • Earl & Cristy Powell
  • Rolando Vazquez Law
  • Tony & Marielena Villamil
  • Chip Withers

$15,000+

  • Shelton Coats II
  • Xavier & Nataly Durana
  • Erica English
  • AnaVeiga Milton & Cecil Milton
  • Zach Mneimneh & Chirine Atoui
  • Leslie Lott & Michael Moore
  • Ana Mari Ortega & Marc Schwarzberg
  • Marcia Hayes & Dan Prigmore
  • Eddie & Judy Snow
  • Jack & Ingrid Thompson
  • Dale Chapman Webb
  • Dr. Michael Zinner

$10,000+

  • Tim Anagnost
  • Ajit & Maria Alicia Asrani
  • Dr. Jose Chaviano Jr.
    & Illustradent Dental
  • Stephen Dull
  • Marcia Hayes & Dan Prigmore
  • Jane Hurt
  • Nilza Kallos M.D.
  • David Mitchell
  • Zach Mneimneh & Chirine Atoui
  • Alfonso & Shannon Perez
  • Dr. Sadia Raja Alfonso
  • Melanie Sanchez
  • Lori Thomas
  • Adriana Verdeja
  • Mayra Vide-Perez

$5,000+

  • Perry Adair
  • Greg and Paige Barnes
  • Vanessa Bertran
  • Anne Boley
  • Robert & Lucy Cohen
  • Ashley & Jimmy Cusack
  • Dr. Michael Forman
  • Charles & Isabelle Hamker
  • Katherine Kelly
  • Monique & Sidney Lazard
  • Elizabeth Olazabal
  • Pepe & Karina Ortega
  • Darrell & Debbie Payne
  • Jenne Ann Rigl
  • Roland Sanchez-Medina
  • Dr. Victor Shabanah
  • Daniel & Carolina Tormo
  • Barbara Tria & Coral Pine Real Estate

$2,000 and up

  • John & Susan Adams
  • Percy Aguila
  • Mary & Brian Alden
  • Morad & Hoda Askari
  • Dede Austin
  • Sally Baumgartner
  • Pat Brockway
  • Nguyen Castilla Cabanilla
  • Melissa Castro
  • Ibrahim Chaudry
  • Tania Cruz
  • Phillippe & Lauren de Lavalette
  • Steven Demar
  • Brian & Lauren Donahue
  • Chris W. Erickson
  • Joe & Helga Fernández
  • Arthur & Amelia Finkle
  • Jeff Flanagan
  • Suzanne Fuhrman
  • Danielle & Brian Gelley
  • Elizabeth Ghia
  • Denise Glasser
  • Joe Greenberg
  • Monique Lavender Greenberg
    & Jordan Greenberg
  • Javier Hernandez-Lichtl
  • Dr. Doug Hornsby and Sissy Shute
  • Joanne & John Meagher
  • Linda Lubitz Boone
  • Kevin & Roy Moure
  • Armando Olivera
  • Karen Raben, M.D.
  • Laura Rossi
  • Nancy Sanabria
  • Kelley Schild
  • Alexis Schwabe
  • Monique Selman & George David
  • Joanne Silva
  • Debra Sinkle-Kolsky
  • Christine & Robert Staub
  • John & Doris Sullivan
  • Panagiotis Tsourapas & Maria Fernanda Mejía
  • Lynn Wiener
  • Peter & Aymee Zubizarreta