Valencia College Community Affairs serves as a liaison between the college and the Central Florida community. We work to create opportunities for connection between the college and the business community, and work on the college’s economic development initiatives with the Orlando Economic Partnership. We also develop and maintain relationships with the area’s non-profit organizations through events, partnerships, outreach, and civic initiatives.

Sponsoring and attending events is an essential part of our community affairs work. These events allow us to support important community initiatives, expand the depth and breadth of our external presence, and allow us to reach new audiences.

For tips and guidelines on attending community events, take a look at our
 community event toolkit.

We are all ambassadors of Valencia College and it’s a privilege to represent our organization in the community.

For more information on community events, contact:

Stephanie Howell

Check out the ways that Valencia College is connecting to the community and helping positively shape the Central Florida area.


2024 Upcoming Events


August 23, 2024
Visit Orlando
Insights Luncheon & Economic Forum
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando FL 32819
10:00am - 1:30pm

September 17, 2024
Samaritan Resource Center
Transforming Lives Breakfast
Whole Life Church
2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando FL 32804
7:30am - 9:30am

2024 Past Events


January 10, 2024
Orlando Economic Partnership
State Legislative Session - Welcome Dinner 2024
Eve on Adams, Tallahassee FL 32301

January 12, 2024
Orlando Mayor's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Commission Luncheon
Location & Time TBD

January 17, 2024
Orlando Economic Partnership
2024 Annual Dinner
UCF Addition Financial Arena
12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando FL 32816
6:00pm - 9:00pm

January 22, 2024
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
State of Hospitality Tourist Summit
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at Seaworld
10100 International Dr., Orlando FL 32821
8:30am - 10:30am

January 23, 2024
JA Inspire
Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee FL 34744
8:30am - 4:00pm

January 26, 2024
Polaris Star Awards
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
9907 Univeral Blvd., Orlando FL 32819

February 3, 2024
99th Annual Meeting "Habana Nights"
Disney's Coronado Springs
1001 W. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando FL 32830
6:00pm - 11:00pm

February 9, 2024
Big Orange Awards by West Orange Osceola Chamber of Commerce
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Beauna Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
7:00pm - 10:30pm

February 23, 2024
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
State of the City Luncheon
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
300 E. New England Ave, Winter Park FL 32789
11:30am - 1:30pm

March 6, 2024
School District of Osceola County
2024 Education Awards
Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Osceola Heitage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee FL 34744

March 9, 2024
20th Anniversary Eagle Awards Gala
African American Chamber of Commerce
Disney Coronado Springs Resort
1001 W. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando FL 32830

March 15, 2024
United Foundation of Central Florida
10th Anniversary Luncheon
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819
12:00pm - 2:00pm

March 28, 2024
Principals Breakfast
by United Arts of Central Florida
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando
9299 Universal Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819
7:00am - 9:00am

April 2, 2024
Women United Luncheon
Presented by Heart of Florida United Way
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
11:00am - 1:30pm

April 5, 2024
Cheers to Change 2024
by Victim Service Center of Central Florida
Orlando Science Center
782 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
6:00pm - 9:30pm

April 11, 2024
White Rose Tribute Event 2024
Holocaust Center 
Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave, Orlando FL 32803
6:00pm - 8:00pm

April 19, 2024
Celebrate the Children Gala 2024
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando FL 32819

April 23, 2024
Downtown Orlando Partnership
2024 Golden Brick Awards
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
155 Anderson St, Orlando FL 32801
3:30pm - 6:30pm

April 24, 2024
Education Foundation Osceola County
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Osceola Heritage Park
1901 Cheif Osceola Trail, Kissimmee FL 34744

April 25, 2024
The National Center for Simulation
Florida Simulation Summit
Doubletree by Hilton at the Enterance to Universal
5780 Major Blvd., Orlando FL 32819
2:00pm - 6:00pm

April 29, 2024
The Osceola Chamber
Poinciana Council Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Media Center Poinciana High School
2300 S. Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee FL 34758
11:30am - 1:30pm

April 30, 2024
Osceola County Boy Scout
Golden Eagle Dinner
Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park
1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee FL 34744

May 8 - 10, 2024
2024 Talent Strong Florida Summit
by Florida College Access Network
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando FL 32819

May 10, 2024
The Salvation Army
An Evening for "Others"
Ports of Call as Sea World
7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando FL 32821

May 18, 2024
2024 Provider Appreciation Event
The Early Learning Coalition of Osceola
Kissimmee Elks Lodge
1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee FL 34744

June 1, 2024
100 Black Men of Greater Orlando
2024 Scholarship Dinner
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

June 3, 2024
Orange County Public Schools
State of the Schools Address
Location and Time TBD

June 18, 2024
The Osceola Chamber
Osceola Update 2024
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee FL 34746
11:30am - 1:30pm




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Event Toolkit

For tips and guidelines on attending community events, take a look at our
 community event toolkit.