Wednesday , 25 November 2015

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

DBC Forum Gala, Service Events Spark Members


The dynamic DBC Forum, a networking group under the umbrella of the Doral Business Council actively participates not only in bimonthly meetings but in all DBC events. The DBC Forum was well represented at the recent DBC Inaugural Legacy Gala with several members buying tables while individual Forum members put …

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MCS Students ‘Travel and Treat’


MCS high school students took full advantage of the school’s annual Fall Trip to Teen Valley Ranch in North Carolina. Featuring the fun: horseback riding, zip lining, white water rafting, miniature golf, frisbee football, hiking, and rock wall climbing While such activities provided challenges as well as bonding and learning …

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Local Rotarians welcome GSE Team from India


A Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from India paid an extended visit to Rotary’s District 6990, which encompasses South Florida, the Keys and the Bahamas. Rotary’s District 6990 Group Study Exchange Chair and Past President of the Coral Gables Club, Yolanda Woodbridge, became known as “Mama Florida” during the planning …

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Doug Jolly inspires with kindness and generosity


Doug Jolly, vice president for Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, is an inspiring man whose kindness and generosity of spirit are obvious to all. He shares his many talents by being involved actively in numerous community organizations and serves on the board of the Coral Gables Museum, Miami-Dade County Schools …

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Sports, Academics and Service Take MCS Stage


With classes in session, students took a break to receive an update on one of their favorite charitable outreach projects (Sunil’s Home Orphanage) from Lynn Bauer, of Bauer Financial Services and board member of the orphanage. After her latest trip to Sunil’s Home Orphanage in India in mid-August, Bauer brought …

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Sellout Crowd Attends LBA Award’s Luncheon


A sellout crowd attended the Latin Builders Association Awards Luncheon held Sept. 28, at the Hyatt Regency Miami, highlighting tremendous efforts of the LBA members and directors within the association and in their industry at large. The LBA event showcased the best organizations representing a variety of industries that make …

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