Wednesday , 10 February 2016

Gloria Burns

A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

Global Water Brigades benefits from annual Water Party

Global Water Brigades benefits from annual Water Party

Bulla Gastrobar and Pisco y Nazca recently helped raise awareness and funds for Global Water Brigades, an international nonprofit organization constructing clean water systems in Nicaragua, Honduras and Ghana. With a goal of bringing in $12,500 to benefit the community of El Hatillo, Nicaragua, which is home to 67 families …

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MCS Excels in Re-Accreditation

MCS Excels in Re-Accreditation

Miami Christian School scored more than 40 points above the national average on the Index of Educational Quality following the Advanc-ED and ACSI accrediting agency visits to the MCS campus for three days in late October to conduct for a re-accreditation report. The group observed classrooms, talked with students, parents, …

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Figurella expands, JOBC delivers, and community gives

Figurella expands, JOBC delivers, and community gives

Figurella USA, the unique body reshaping center from Italy, recently celebrated its second anniversary in Coral Gables and opened a new location in Pinecrest. For the anniversary festivities a cocktail reception at Segundo Muelle Restaurant inside the landmark Hotel St. Michel provided a beautiful setting. In attendance were Coral Gables …

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Remembering James T. Barker

Remembering James T. Barker

Our City Beautiful recently lost a great man who was a friend to so many and a gentleman to the bone. On his passing, it seemed fitting to reprint an article I wrote about him several years ago as a tribute to someone who will be sorely missed. James “Jim” …

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