Casimiro Global Foundation Gala Celebrates 12th Anniversary

Casimiro Global Foundation Gala Celebrates 12th Anniversary

Seen here at the Casimiro Global Foundation 12th Anniversary Gala are event emcee Mitch Schlimer,
Charles Cheng, Graciella and Mayor Luigi Boria, Pedro Cheng and Marilyn Cheng.

The Casamiro Global Foundation’s 12th Annual Anniversary Gala was true to its title “The World is Aglow with Potential”. Hundreds gathered for this black tie affair at the Hotel Sofitel on Feb. 1 to enjoy a entertaining evening with a silent auction, awards ceremony, dinner and dancing. While the program revolved around honoring social entrepreneurs, one young 15 year old artist, Magyulie Gelves, a graduate of the Foundation’s Leadership Camp and student at DASH, certainly spoke volumes for the work that Juan Casimiro and his board invest in creating entrepreneurs. Gelves not only donated a painting sold to World of Wines (the Cocktail Sponsor) to benefit the Foundation, but also had a table of beautiful hearts made by special needs students. The idea for this program was a result of her camp experience and one encouraged by her teacher who helped her get approval from the school board to make this program a reality. Hearts were on sale with proceeds being invested back into the program.

Casimiro Global Foundation Gala Celebrates 12th Anniversary

Magdayulie Gelves seen her artwork created for the Gala.

The City of Doral was a presenting sponsor for the event while BIZ CPAs was the Lead sponsor. Among the many faces in the crowd were Doral Mayor Luigi Boria and wife Graciella, Councilwomen Cristi Fraga and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, former Doral Business Council Chair Gail Birks, Former South Miami Mayor Horace Felui and wife Seda. In addition, Lauren Harper, Esq, of Charity Services Centers, P.A. was also lent a hand conducting on air interviews during the reception.

Finalists for the Awards included Baptist Health and * Right Management- Florida/Caribbean – for the Socially Responsible Corporation of the Year; Barrington Irving and * Ted Kaplow, for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year; and * Joshua Williams and Tae Tae Davis, for the Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year. (* indicate award winners.)

The Casimiro Global Foundation was established in 2000 offering camps, workshops, internship opportunities and other programs and events that help young people here and abroad learn business, entrepreneurship and leadership skills while also developing intercultural understanding, discovering their passion and creating innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges. In short, their mission is to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators and to develop global leaders.

For more information, visit www.casimiroglobalfoundation.org.


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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 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. 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 sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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