Village resident helps bring Jackson Browne concert to UM

By Gloria Burns….

Jackson Browne

A long-time fan of Jackson Browne, Pinecrest resident Rick Tonkinson will co-sponsor the Jackson Browne concert at Festival Miami at the University of Miami on Oct. 26 at the Gusman Concert Hall. Browne will perform new songs and award-winning mega hits such as Running on Empty, The Pretender and Somebody’s Baby in a special all-acoustic concert.

Tickets are $65, $45, $25 and may be purchased online at

Tonkinson, a UM alumnae and president of Tonkinson Financial, says it is a pleasure “to co-sponsor this living legend of rock and roll to the community.”

This is third consecutive year that the Tonkinson family business has co-sponsored the Festival Miami, sponsoring Monica Mancini and Lamont Dozier in prior years. Tonkinson and his wife, Margarita, are long-time supporters of the Frost School of Music and were instrumental in having Bruce Hornsby and Jon Secada become honorary members of the Friends of Music, a support organization that provides scholarships to music students.

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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. 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

2 Comments on "Village resident helps bring Jackson Browne concert to UM"

  1. The Jackson Browne show is sold out.

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