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

District Rotarians/Grove Bed Races gather for socials

District Rotarians/Grove Bed Races gather for socials

Rotarians from several South Florida clubs gathered for a Rotary2Rotary night at Shula’s 347 on October 9th. District Governor, Ellen Blasi was on hand to welcome the crowd who enjoyed meeting new people and sharing information on their current charitable projects. Among the crowd was Michael Noble, of the Noble …

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Aqua Foundation Affair benefits scholarships

Aqua Foundation Affair benefits scholarships

More than 200 people gathered for a lovely party to support The Aqua Foundation on September 21st, at the glamorous Mondrian Hotel, a waterfront boutique hotel in South Beach. Aqua Foundation for Women, which serves as a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) women’s wellness and equality in …

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South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location

South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location

South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location and welcome visiting Rotarians to join them on Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m., at Chamber South, 6410 SW 80th St. South Miami Rotary Club is well known for its annual art festival in February, for school dictionary giveaways and numerous other community outreach efforts. …

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MCS Inspires Charitable Service As Fall Activity Ramps Up

Students at Miami Christian School are committed to community service, not because it is mandatory but because it is part of their DNA. Recently, several individuals from the Miami Christian School family participated in the Miami Children’s Hospital 5 K Run benefitting the Hospital’s Foundation. One of the teams was …

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