Stories written by 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 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

Evensky responsible for his firm’s development, community outreach

Evensky responsible for his firm’s development, community outreach

David Evensky is perfectly suited for his career and position as a principal at Evensky & Katz, a 27-yearold financial planning firm with $750 million of assets under management, based in Coral Gables and with an office in Texas. A client liaison, Evensky is responsible for his firm’s business development and community outreach. A graduate […]

Seasons 52 to host another charity event

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Seasons 52 on Miracle Mile will host a fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5-7 p.m., to benefit the Coral Gables Woman’s Club Team for the American Arthritis Foundation Walk on Nov. 16 and the Club’s May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic, a free clinic owned and operated by the Coral Gables Woman’s Club. For a […]

District Rotarians/Grove Bed Races gather for socials

District Rotarians/Grove Bed Races gather for socials

Rotarians from several South Florida clubs gathered for a Rotary2Rotary night at Shula’s 347 on October 9th. District Governor, Ellen Blasi was on hand to welcome the crowd who enjoyed meeting new people and sharing information on their current charitable projects. Among the crowd was Michael Noble, of the Noble Peace Prize family, who currently […]

Chamber Chairman’s Reception hosted by Westin Colonnade

Chamber Chairman’s Reception hosted by Westin Colonnade

The Westin Colonnade was hopping on Thursday, Oct. 3, with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chairman’s Reception that served to formally welcome chamber chair Perry Adair and his 2013-14 board of directors. Adair is an attorney and a managing shareholder of the Coral Gables office of Becker & Poliakoff PA who graduated magna […]

Hundreds celebrate National Day of Republic of China (Taiwan)

Hundreds celebrate National Day of Republic of China (Taiwan)

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on Oct. 8 at Jungle Island. Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami Philip Wang and his wife welcomed guests, including several government dignitaries many of whom bought proclamations to honor the day. Keynote speaker for the night […]

Elizabeth Silverman perfect addition to anyone’s party

Elizabeth Silverman perfect addition to anyone’s party

Elizabeth Silverman is one of a kind. Generous, fun loving, smart, and kind are just a few of the words that apply to this wonderful individual who makes any event a party. That said, it is no wonder she became founder, co-owner and executive chef of Catering by Lovables, a business well known for its […]

Aqua Foundation Affair benefits scholarships

Aqua Foundation Affair benefits scholarships

More than 200 people gathered for a lovely party to support The Aqua Foundation on September 21st, at the glamorous Mondrian Hotel, a waterfront boutique hotel in South Beach. Aqua Foundation for Women, which serves as a funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) women’s wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships […]

South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location

South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location

South Miami Rotarians have a new meeting location and welcome visiting Rotarians to join them on Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m., at Chamber South, 6410 SW 80th St. South Miami Rotary Club is well known for its annual art festival in February, for school dictionary giveaways and numerous other community outreach efforts. Those interested in “Service Above […]

Party launches activities for Gables Bike Day, Oct. 20

Party launches activities for Gables Bike Day, Oct. 20

Gables Bike Day launch party was held on Oct. 1 at Tarpon Bend. The affair served as a fundraiser with some terrific silent auction items and drew a nice crowd of supporters. Scheduled for Oct. 20, Gables Bike Day is a free event presented by Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables. Activities will include hourly […]

MCS Inspires Charitable Service As Fall Activity Ramps Up

Students at Miami Christian School are committed to community service, not because it is mandatory but because it is part of their DNA. Recently, several individuals from the Miami Christian School family participated in the Miami Children’s Hospital 5 K Run benefitting the Hospital’s Foundation. One of the teams was comprised of students, staff and […]

Many wonderful events for charity on the fall calendar

Fall is here and charities have wonderful events that take advantage of South Florida’s year round great weather with walks and races almost every week. The members of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club have teams entered in three walks thus far and just completed the American Diabetes Association Walk, held Sept. 21. Next up […]

Village NPH event benefits Haitian orphans

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH USA), formerly known as Friends of the Orphans, recently hosted an event in the Pinecrest home of board member Tomas Hauf. This amazing organization is building awareness in South Florida after impacting the lives of thousands of children they have raised in the nine homes for orphans they operate throughout the […]

Go Race for Women Luncheon celebrates 10th anniversary

Go Race for Women Luncheon celebrates 10th anniversary

The American Heart Association is gearing up for its Oct. 26 Walk at Marlins Park. On Sept. 10, a kickoff breakfast at Marlins Park celebrated team leaders and sponsors of this year’s event who are excited about the new location offering great parking for the more than 5,000 participants expected to attend and support this […]

Scott Sime learned early about giving back to community

Scott Sime learned early about giving back to community

Scott Sime is a great family man committed to his community and a true product of Coral Gables. Born at Duke Hospital in North Carolina, his family moved to South Florida when he was just 6 months old. A graduate of Coral Gables High School, he went on to earn a degree at Duke University […]