More than 750 people gathered at Rosen Shingle Creek in the Gatlin Ballroom on Saturday, May 17, 2014, for the annual Taste for Learning fundraiser for student scholarships at Valencia and medical education at Orlando Health.
When all receipts were tallied, Taste 2014 will have an impact of $249,000 on education in Central Florida — the results: Orlando Health Foundation proceeds, $83,000; Valencia Foundation proceeds, $83,000; and Valencia amount eligible for match: $83,000. The First Generation Matching Grant Program provides the opportunity for each institution in the State University System and Florida College System to receive state matching grant funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis for private contributions that support need-based financial aid for undergraduate first generation college students.
“We value our sponsors, volunteers and all who helped raise nearly a quarter million dollars for local students,” said Geraldine Gallagher, president, Valencia Foundation, who is deeply grateful to the following who gave at each sponsor level:
Sommelier sponsors: ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Rosen Shingle Creek
First Press sponsors: Freeman Co., McCree General Contractors and Architects Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Walt Disney World Resort
Vintner sponsors: Jess and Betsey Bailes, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Coca-Cola, Jack Holloway Foundation, Martinez Manglardi PA, Orlando Health, Orlando Magic, Signature Systems of Florida, Valencia College
Cabernet sponsors: BIOTRONIK Inc., Charles Perry Partners Inc., Clancy and Theys Construction Co., Emergency Physicians of Central Florida LLP, HuntonBrady Architects, Orlando Health Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, PSAV Presentation Services, SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Wolverine Anesthesia Consultants