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John Harris appointed to CGCF Board of Directors

JOHN HARRIS APPOINTED TO CORAL GABLES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

In his new role, Harris will support the Foundation and its mission-driven purpose to give back to "The City Beautiful"

Coral Gables Trust Company (CGTC), the largest independent and privately held trust company headquartered in South Florida with over $1.5 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Managing Director John Harris has been appointment to the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

With nearly 30 years of experience in wealth management, trust and estate planning, private banking, and commercial lending, Harris joins a venerated group of leaders who serve the Foundation and its pivotal outreach.

“It is a privilege to serve the Coral Gables Community Foundation and represent The City Beautiful in its ongoing growth,” said Harris. “I look forward to furthering the organization’s tradition of excellence and lending my insights in the financial sector to this tremendous cause.”

Established in 1991, the Coral Gables Community Foundation acts as a philanthropic link between individuals and corporations that are looking to positively impact the community and promote its success. By bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors, the Foundation has awarded more than $7 million to worthy causes to date, including assistance to elderly and disabled residents, providing dental care for children in need, sponsoring cultural activities, giving awards for academics, dance, and music scholarships, and hosting seminars to educate the public on important health, finance, and estate-planning issues.

Harris has enjoyed many decades of active membership in a number of community organizations and charitable causes including The United Way of Miami-Dade County, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the International Wine and Food Society, and the Georgetown University Alumni Association. He is currently involved with The Miami Chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and The Miami Estate Planning Council, as well as the Real Property Probate Trust Law Section, the Elder Law Section and the Tax Section of the Florida Bar, The Broward Estate Planning Council, the Florida Justice Association, the ACTEC fellows program, the Miami Dade Trial Lawyers, and the Coral Gables Bar Association.

As a financial advisor, Harris has worked with a myriad of affluent and high-net-worth-individuals, families, foundations and institutions on matters concerning investment management, wealth preservation, trust, private banking, commercial lending, financial and estate planning. His keen industry knowledge and leadership have played key roles in CGTC’s growth and status as a leading provider of wealth investment management and trust services throughout Florida.

About Coral Gables Trust Company

Coral Gables Trust Company (CGTC) is the largest independent and privately held trust company headquartered in South Florida with $1.5 billion of assets under management, and a leading provider of Wealth Management, Trust and Financial Planning services throughout the State.

Founded in 2004 as a locally owned and operated independent trust company, CGTC services clients with assets ranging from $500,000 to more than $50 million – inclusive of affluent individuals and families, small to medium sized companies, foundations, and pension and endowment funds.

Devoted toward putting our clients’ interest first, CGTC strives to provide conflict-free services, personalized advice, open-architecture (no proprietary products), and asset based fees.

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