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Marian Cline Krutulis

Inducted 2004

Marian Krutulis probably had no idea when she bought the old, run-down Gulliver School in Coconut Grove in 1952 that it would turn into a 50-year career and passion. From its beginning with 150 students enrolled at one campus, Gulliver Schools now encompasses five campuses with more than 2,000 students, and is a perennial contender for the Dodge Sunshine Cup FHSAA Floyd E. Lay All-Sports Award.

Krutulis graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School in 1941 and went on to the University of Miami and the University of Chicago, where she studied business. She purchased the Gulliver School in 1952, and moved the school to South Dade in 1967. Today, the five campuses occupy a three-and-a-half mile radius in Miami and accommodate grades kindergarten through 12.

Krutulis is an active supporter of Gulliver’s athletic program and of the FHSAA. One of the first women to serve on the FHSAA Board of Directors, she was a major advocate for keeping public and private schools united under the organization’s umbrella. Gulliver’s teams consistently appear in state series competition and have won multiple state championships, as well as the 2003 Class 3A girls all-sports trophy.

A major power in the Miami area community, Krutulis works with the Junior Orange Bowl, the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami and the Coral Gables Community Foundation. She also sponsored the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholarship Dinner with Bob Griese for eight years. Krutulis has been honored with distinguished service awards by the FHSAA, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, the Kiwanis, and the YMCA.