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Hundreds Gather To Celebrate Our Students’...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Approximately 400 guests dressed to their red and black nines for an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment and dancing, at the Valencia College Foundation’s Red, Black and Boundless — An Evening for Excellence. This inaugural gala fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at […]

You Can Make Three Times the Impact by Donating to the...

First-generation college student Angel Sanchez started at Valencia College, graduated from Valencia’s Seneff Honors College in 2014 and UCF’s Burnett Honors College in 2017. He is currently pursuing a law degree at University of Miami School of Law. A Message from Barbara Shell, Senior Engagement/Special Gifts Officer Life is full of firsts — first steps, first day of […]

Foundation Annual Events Budget Changes Coming April 1

A Message from Michelle Matis, Chief Operating Officer, Valencia Foundation For administrators and staff who have a Valencia Foundation Annual Events Budget, changes in how to access your budget are coming with the start of the Foundation’s new fiscal year. As a reminder, the Foundation’s fiscal year does not fall within the College’s budget year, but […]

Help the Alumni Association Identify the 2016...

The Valencia Alumni Association needs your help to identify the 2016 Mary S. Collier Distinguished Graduate, who will receive $2,000 and serve as the keynote speaker at our morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies. We know from experience that many of our eligible students are too humble to see themselves in this role, so please nominate […]

Valencia’s Downtown Center Sold to Orlando Businessmen

In mid-July 2014, the Valencia College Foundation ended a chapter in Valencia’s history when it closed on a contract to sell the Chicone building downtown, more commonly known as the Downtown Center, to two Orlando businessmen. “For more than 30 years, the Chicone Building has served as a Valencia hub. The Chicone family has allowed […]

Rogue Scholars Present: “Sweet Home Poinciana”

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses The Rogue Scholars concert on Friday, July 25, 2014, was a smashing success! In collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa, the concert raised more than $1,000 for two great causes: to support the Jane Dewey/Monty Bilyue Emergency Healthcare Services Scholarship through the Valencia Foundation, and […]

Congratulations to the 2014 – 2015 Endowed Chair Recipien...

Congratulations to the 35 tenured faculty members who have been awarded a 2014 – 2015 Valencia Foundation Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership. The Endowed Chairs for Learning Leadership program recognizes and promotes academic excellence at the College through honoring outstanding members of Valencia’s teaching faculty. In contrast to endowed chair programs at four-year institutions that […]

First One Campaign: Over $200K Raised for...

Valencia Foundation’s First One Campaign was a goal buster and concluded with $203,746 raised for first-generation college students! Every dollar raised will go directly to those scholarship funds. The First One buzz began on July 10, with a kickoff event at the Criminal Justice Institute, where the campaign headquarters were located. As Valencia’s first short-term, […]

First One Campaign: Only Ten Days Left!

Have you heard? WMFE is spreading the word about the First One campaign – listen to the audio clip here – and as you prepare for the first day of classes, we ask you to consider your commitment to first generation college students. Please email your community, friends and family and ask them to support […]

First One Campaign: There’s Still Time to Make an Impact!

You still have time to make an impact on the lives of first generation college students; the First One Campaign has been extended.  Not only has the campaign been extended, but all donations are still eligible to receive dollar-for-dollar matching through a generous grant. To make a donation, visit the First One donation webpage, and […]