21st Gables Foundation Gala set to honor and entertain

Pictured at Crave event for Coral Gables Community Foundation are (l-r) Carlos Garcia, Steven Krams and John Allen.

Crave Restaurant at the Village of Merrick Park once again hosted the Coral Gables Community Foundation for its recent countdown event to the organization’s 21st anniversary fundraising gala to take place Oct. 13 at the Coral Gables Country Club.

With a “Club Monaco” theme this year’s featured honorees — Steven Krams and Cathy Zuckerman Dee — were among the 60 attending that pre-event party. While Krams, president and executive director of Coral Gables Cinemateque, will receive the foundation’s Culture Award, Dee will accept for her late husband Paul Dee, longtime athletic director and general counsel of the University of Miami.

Cathy Zuckerman-Dee (left) is pictured with Andria Hanley at countdown event to Coral Gables Community Foundation’s 21st annual fundraising gala at Crave.

In his address during the kickoff event, Gables Foundation chair William Bonn noted that most of Dee’s clothes had recently been donated to a drive to help Coral Gables Senior High football players dress professionally for school on game days.

In addition to Krams and Dee, being honored at the gala will be Dr. Joyce Elam for her contribution to education with 15 years as executive dean of the FIU School of Business; philanthropist Robert Fewell receiving the Willy Bermello Award, and former Gables City Commissioner Chip Withers who was the visionary instrumental in the creation of the Coral Gables Mueum.

Guests will enjoy an open bar sponsored by Bacardi USA, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and lots of casino-style activities. Individual tickets start at $150 per person. For reservations or more information, call the Coral Gables Community Foundation at 305-446-9670 or send email to info@gablesfoundation.org


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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. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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