The 25th anniversary of the Coral Gables Community Foundation was celebrated during the July 26 city commission meeting with a proclamation from the mayor and commissioners.
Board members and past foundation chairs were present as the Coral Gables Commission proclaimed July 26 as “Coral Gables Community Foundation Day.”
Founded in 1991, the foundation has assisted local families and businesses to achieve their philanthropic goals. Throughout its history, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and its charitable funds have contributed more than $5 million back to the community. Now, the foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary marking yet another year of positive community initiatives.
Over the past three years alone, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 through its four-year scholarship program. During that time, through the foundation’s Community Giving initiative, the it has awarded $125,000 in grants to deserving non-profit organizations with an impact in Coral Gables.
Additionally, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has played a key role in some of the city’s historic cultural hubs and public plazas throughout its history. The foundation served as an incubator for the Coral Gables Museum in its early days and the Coral Gables Art Cinema was made possible by a matching funds donation from the Harry and Mary Perrin Fund, a donor-advised fund administered by the foundation.
“The Coral Gables Community Foundation is honored and humbled to receive the proclamation from the city,” said Mary Snow, executive director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “We take pride in our role in enhancing the quality of life in Coral Gables for those who live, work, learn and play here. We look forward to the next 25 years.”
For more information, visit www.gablesfoundation.org.