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 • Zeke & Gina Guilford

$50,000+

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

$40,000+

Pat Blanco • Evelyn Budde • Ray Corral • Henry Langston • Paul & Teresa Lowenthal • Venny & Coco Torre

$25,000+

Carlos* & Debbie Garcia • Eric Gros-DuBois • John Harris • Pat Keon • Alex Montague & Maria Alonso • Pedro Parra • Scott & Nanda Poulin • Scott & Karla Richey • Laura Russo • Tony & Marielena Villamil • Michael Walsh • Chip Withers • Kaiser Ahmed

$20,000+

Karelia & Dr. Marino Carbonell • Eddie & Judy Snow

$15,000+

Vivian De Las Cuevas-Diaz • Pete & Lili Izaguirre • Jack & Ingrid Thompson • Dale Chapman Webb • Ana Mari Ortega & Marc Schwarzberg

$10,000+

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

$5,000+

Perry M. Adair • Tim Anagnost •  Anne Boley • Ambassadors Chuck & Sue Cobb • Robert & Lucy Cohen •  Shelton Coats • Stephen Dull • Erica English • Dr. Michael Forman • First American Bank • Katherine Kelly • Monique & Sidney Lazard • David Mitchell • Elizabeth Olazabal • Pepe Ortega • Darrell & Debbie Payne • Alberto & Kristy Perez • Tony Rodriguez Melanie Sanchez • Lori Thomas • Oscar Torres • Dr. Victor Shabanah • Mayra Vide-Perez, Dr. Jose Chaviano Jr. & Illustradent Dental

$1,000 – $4,000 +

Perry M. Adair • Dede Austin • Sally Baumgartner • Pepi & Edy Bertini • Vanessa Bertran •  Ray Corral • Tania Cruz • Brian & Jackie Dosal • Stephen Dede Austin • Greg and Paige Barnes • Sally Baumgartner • Pepi & Edy Bertini • Vanessa Bertran • Tania Cruz • Phillippe & Lauren de Lavalette • Wayne Eldred • Artur & Amelia Finkle • Elizabeth Ghia • Victoria Hernandez • Javier Hernandez-Lichtl • Denise Glasser • Maria Maloof Fine Art • Michael Moore • Lucita Moran • Sadia Raja • Charlie & Cristina Rua • Roland Sanchez-Medina • Kelley Schild • David Segrera • Monique Selman & George David • Joanne Silva • Debra Sinkle-Kolsky • John & Doris Sullivan • Alexis Schwabe • Daniel & Carolina Tormo • Barbara Tria & Coral Pine Real Estate • Janessa Valera • Jessica Valera • Stephanie Voell • Lynn Wiener • Zach Mneimneh & Chirine Atoui