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President Vicente Fox Attends San Miguel Gala!

Jul 20
President Vicente Fox Attends San Miguel Gala!

by Gregory Gunter Local nonprofit Patronato Pro Niños (PPN)–providing health and dental care to children throughout San Miguel de Allende–raises funds throughout the year, with their biggest gala fundraiser being this last Friday’s “Mediterranean Magic” gala at the Hacienda de San Miguel.  Several hundred supporters–including your blogger, a previous Board member–attended the event unprepared to […]

Sculptor Jerry Rothman's SMA Legacy

Jun 21
Sculptor Jerry Rothman's SMA Legacy

by Gregory Gunter Long-time San Miguel de Allende resident Jerry Rothman hailed from Laguna Beach, where he was well known for the sculpture garden he created on the grounds of his Laguna Beach studio in the 1980s.  Although Jerry lived here eight years and was highly regarded  as a ceramic sculptor, Jerry was unable to […]

Camino de la Paz Peace Pole!

Apr 26
Camino de la Paz Peace Pole!

by Gregory Gunter The “UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize” once awarded local initiatives, which contribute to strengthening social cohesion, improve living conditions in sensitive neighborhoods and develop a true urban conviviability (no, I did not make that word up–it is an official UNESCO term!). It was the UNESCO designation that prompted local nonprofit Camino de […]

Pay it Forward Day in San Miguel!

Apr 24
Pay it Forward Day in San Miguel!

by Gregory Gunter Wikipedia tells us the concept of Pay it Forward has been around since 317 B.C.–and rediscovered by Benjamin Franklin in 1784–but it was the 1999 book of the same title by Catharine Ryan Hyde–made into this movie the following year with Kevin spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment–that popularized the phrase. […]

San Miguel Reading for "Change!"

Apr 16
San Miguel Reading for "Change!"

by Gregory Gunter Local residents know that San Miguel de Allende supports every artistic endeavor imaginable and while art–from painting to sculpture–seems to rule the scene, us writers get the chance to have our day every once in a while. Last month was just that chance! When local nonprofit Mujeres en Cambio asked for volunteers […]

Rosewood Art Auction Benefits Children's Art Foundation

Feb 07
Rosewood Art Auction Benefits Children's Art Foundation

by Gregory Gunter Hannah Jarmain founded the Children’s Art Foundation because she believes art is the vehicle to transform lives for many talented and underprivileged children of San Miguel de Allende.  To fund their art programs–offered free in economically stricken communities–she and her legion of volunteers are hosting this Sunday’s (February 9) Live Auction at […]

S.P.A. Fundraiser: What's New, Pussycat?

Dec 27
S.P.A. Fundraiser: What's New, Pussycat?

by Gregory Gunter Our local S.P.A., the benefactor of rescued dogs and cats from all corners of San Miguel de Allende, is always in need of funds.  They can get quite creative with their fundraising, and the recent fundraiser and fashion show at Vivoli Restaurant was no exception! The S.P.A. board, including (pictured here) Irene […]

UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball!

Sep 23
UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball!

by Gregory Gunter Pearls like these were de rigueur, don’tcha know!  So was White Tie, at this inaugural UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball which raised $650,000 in funds for UNICEF worldwide operations. Glitz & glamour, diamonds & emeralds, gowns & tails—they all mixed in the Hollywood themed event held at Houston’s Wortham Theater as Margaret […]

Fundraiser “Men Who Cook!”

Sep 14
Fundraiser “Men Who Cook!”

by Gregory Gunter For Coldwell Banker SMART, and especially their Realtors Your Dream Team of Greg & Ivy—whose last Wine Tasting event raised funds for San Miguel Community Foundation—the nonprofit Mujeres en Cambio proves a noble cause. Started in 1995, Mujeres en Cambio provided eight scholarships their inaugural year, climbing to 150 scholarships currently, focused […]