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

Many wonderful events for charity on the fall calendar

Fall is here and charities have wonderful events that take advantage of South Florida’s year round great weather with walks and races almost every week. The members of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club have teams entered in three walks thus far and just completed the American Diabetes Association Walk, …

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Village NPH event benefits Haitian orphans

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH USA), formerly known as Friends of the Orphans, recently hosted an event in the Pinecrest home of board member Tomas Hauf. This amazing organization is building awareness in South Florida after impacting the lives of thousands of children they have raised in the nine homes for …

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In the Company of Women Awards nominations open

The American Heart Association is gearing up for its Oct. 26 Walk at Marlins Park. On Sept. 10, a kickoff breakfast at Marlins Park celebrated team leaders and sponsors of this year’s event who are excited about the new location offering great parking for the more than 5,000 participants expected …

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Thea Pizzeria & Café hosts an event for PARK Project

Thea Pizzeria & Café hosts an event for PARK Project

The PARK Project began its volunteer recruitment efforts on July 31, at Thea Pizzeria & Café, located at 1951 NW Seventh Ave. Thea, a lovely restaurant located in the beautiful University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park, generously donated drinks and food samplings for the crowd assembled there who …

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