Merrick Society

Merrick society

Engaging and improving our community, Merrick Society donors are a vital part of the Foundation’s mission. The three-year 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. 

About the Merrick Society

The Coral Gables Community Foundation established the Merrick Society to preserve key philanthropic activities in Coral Gables.  This exclusive group commits to a three-year annual contribution of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000. The Merrick Society is dedicated to continuing George Merrick’s vision for our City Beautiful.

Year by year, Merrick Society members’ 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.

Member 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

Joining 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.

  • Engaging and improving our hometown community, Merrick Society donors are a vital part of the Foundation's mission. Consider one of the following three-year commitments that provide long-term support for the Foundation
  • $0.00

$200,000+

William A. Bonn & Ruben Ceballos • Matthew Meehan & Rod Hildebrant

$100,000+

Robert* & Marian Fewell • Lee Osiason, Esq. • Aura Reinhardt • Honorable Don & Jeannett Slesnick

$70,000+

Jason Neal & Waste Management • Jack & Natasha Lowell • Ron Shuffield & EWM

$50,000+

John Allen • Sissy DeMaria-Koehne & Dr. Gunther Koehne • David & Cristina Evensky • Zeke & Gina Guilford • Andria Hanley & Bob Dickinson • Rick & Margarita Tonkinson • David & Ann Olazabal • John O’Rourke • Marichi O’Rourke

$40,000+

Pat Blanco • Evelyn Budde • Henry Langston • Paul & Teresa Lowenthal

$25,000+

Wayne Eldred • Carlos & Debbie Garcia • Eric Gros-DuBois, Esq. • John Harris • Patricia Keon • Alex Montague & Maria Alonso • Pedro Parra • Scott & Nanda Poulin • Scott & Karla Richey • Laura Russo, Esq. • Venny & Coco Torre • Tony & Marielena Villamil • Michael Walsh • Chip Withers

$20,000+

Kaiser Ahmed • Karelia & Dr. Marino Carbonell • Susan Klock, Esq. • Brent & Daniella Reynolds

$15,000+

Vivian De Las Cuevas-Diaz, Esq. • Pete & Lili Izaguirre • Eddie & Judy Snow • Dale Chapman Webb

$10,000+

Ajit & Maria Alicia Asrani • Xavier & Nataly Durana • Ed & Liz Parnes • Alfonso & Shannon Perez

$5,000+

Tim Anagnost, Esq. •  Anne Boley • Ambassadors Chuck & Sue Cobb • Michael McCarthy • Lucy & Robert Cohen •  Shelton Coats • Dr. Michael Forman • First American Bank • Hon. George Corrigan* • Katherine Kelly • Monique & Sidney Lazard • David Mitchell, Esq. • Elizabeth Olazabal • Pepe Ortega • Debbie & Darrell Payne • Tony Rodriguez • Ana Mari Ortega & Marc Schwarzberg • Lori Thomas • Oscar Torres • Mayra Vide-Perez, Dr. Jose Chaviano Jr. & Illustradent Dental • Gregory Viejo

$1,000 – $4,000 +

Dede Austin • Sally Baumgartner • Pepi & Edy Bertini • Vanessa Bertran •  Ray Corral • Tania Cruz • Brian & Jackie Dosal • Stephen Dull • Erica English • George David • Elizabeth Ghia • Alexandra Golovac • Victoria Hernandez • Denise Glasser  • Oscar Hevia • John Harris •  David Kramarz • Lucita Moran •  Alberto & Kristy Perez • G. Fred Reinhardt • Charlie & Cristina Rua • Bryant & Joanna Ruano • Melanie Sanchez • Roland Sanchez-Medina • Kelley Schild • David Segrera, Esq • Monique Selman • Dr. Victor Shabanah • Joanne Silva • Debra Sinkle-Kolsky • John & Doris Sullivan • Daniel & Carolina Tormo • Alirio Torrealba • Barbara Tria & Coral Pine Real Estate • Janessa Valera • Jessica Valera • Stephanie Voell • Lynn Wiener • Zach Mneimneh & Chirine Atoui