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

‘Guitars over Guns’ outreach changes lives

‘Guitars over Guns’ outreach changes lives

With a mission of providing Miami’s underprivileged students with an alternative to gangs and other negative neighborhood influences, Guitars Over Guns was founded. Over the summer they held a 4-weekworkshop with scholarships to several participants at South Dade Cultural Arts Center directed by musician and hero Dr. Chad Bernstein. Co-founded …

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Park and Race for charitable dollars this fall

Park and Race for charitable dollars this fall

Several non profits are getting on the band wagon for two great upcoming events that offer any participating charity an opportunity to raise funds at no risk. On Oct. 3, folks can enjoy an afternoon of festival fun starting at noon at historic Virginia Key Beach Park that includes a …

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An overachiever when it comes to community

Coral Gables News

If ever there was an overachiever, in the best sense of the phrase, Dr. Karelia “Kare” Martinez Carbonell certainly fits the mold. While making a positive impact on every organization in which she has become involved, her innate leadership abilities are ever apparent. Born in Cuba, Kare’s family immigrated to …

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Scoops of Hope Breakfast scores big for charity

Scoops of Hope Breakfast scores big for charity

The Westin Colonnade’s Scoops of Hope Breakfast raised more than $5,600. Half of those proceeds were donated to benefit Give Kids the World Village in Orlando where children with life-threatening illnesses are treated to a one week all expenses paid vacation with their families. The other half of the ticket …

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