June 26, 2018 Coral Gables News

Gables Community Foundation Honors Donors At Merrick Society Reception

Source: Miami Community Newspapers

By: Katherine Dagand

Photo by: Miami Community Newspapers

The Coral Gables Community Foundation conducted its annual Merrick Society appreciation reception at the waterfront home of Bill and Lynn Kerdyk on May 23rd. Merrick Society members and Foundation board members gathered to celebrate the generosity of Merrick Society level donors.

Dedicated to continuing city founder George E. Merrick’s vision for Coral Gables, the Merrick Society represents the Foundation’s highest levels of giving. Engaging and improving the community, Merrick Society donors are a vital part of the Foundation’s mission. Merrick Society donor support enables the Foundation to award college scholarships to economically disadvantaged students from Coral Gables Senior High School and administer grants supporting charitable organizations among other worthwhile programs the Foundation supports.

During the reception, Coral Gables Community Foundation chair Jack Lowell spoke about the organization’s 27-year history of directing nearly $7 million through charitable contributions in areas such as the arts and culture, education, health, historical preservation and green space. He emphasized the local impact that Merrick Society donors make.

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