The Coral Gables Community Foundation conducted a kickoff reception for the launch of its newest fund, the Golden Gables Fund, on Wednesday, Apr. 8, at the offices of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management.
Established in January by the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s board of directors, the Golden Gables Fund benefits the residents and non-profit organizations of Coral Gables’ historic MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gates neighborhoods.
This historic part of Coral Gables is home to many organizations doing work for the benefit of the city’s children, seniors and community.
In addition to the residents of the area, some of the organizations that will benefit from the Golden Gables Fund are the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, St. Albans Child Enrichment Center, The Barnyard, Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet School, Young Tigers Foundation, Coconut Grove Outreach, Carver Elementary School, Carver Middle School and Frances S. Tucker Elementary.
At the kickoff event, Coral Gables Community Foundation executive director Mary Snow and Evenksy & Katz/Foldes principal David Evensky spoke about the goals of the Golden Gables Fund and about the various organizations it supports.
“This is an exciting time for the foundation” Snow said. “We recently established the Golden Gables Fund with the intent of directly benefiting the MacFarlane Homestead and Golden Gate communities and their residents.”
During the event, donations were collected from attendees for a variety of causes associated with the Golden Gables Fund. In total, $10,000 was raised at the reception, thanks in part to Evensky & Katz/Foldes’ generous matching pledge. The Coral Gables Community Foundation also recently donated $10,000 to the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative’s Canteen Cuisine through the Foundation’s Golden Gables Fund.