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.


2023 Upcoming Events

September 12, 2023
Samaritan Resource Center - Transforming Lives Breakfast
Center for Health and Wellbeing
2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park FL 32792
7:30am to 10:30am

September 14, 2023
State of Osceola 2023
Osceola Heritage Park
1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee FL 34744
11:30am to 1:30pm

September 23, 2023
Famous Faces at the Oscars
Presented by Shepherd’s Hope

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819
6:00pm to 11:00pm

September 27, 2023
DOP's State of Downtown 2023
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Steinmetz Hall
445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando FL 32801
11:00am to 1:30pm

October 7, 2023
Viva Osceola
Kissimmee Lakefront Park Civic Lawn
12:00pm to 6:00pm

October 13, 2023
Page 15 - Orlando Mix Tape: 80’s Edition
Cheyenne Saloon
128 W. Church St. #3304, Orlando FL 32801
6:00pm to 10:00pm

October 19, 2023
Central Florida Foundation Table Talk
Variuos locations and times
Event Details

October 19, 2023
Prospera Success Stories
Orlando Museum of Art
3:00pm to 5:00pm

October 31, 2023
Osceola Star - 3rd Annual Business Awards
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando
Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista
Luncheon at 11:30am

November 1, 2023
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Central Florida
Economic Impact Summmit
Dr. Phillips Center for The Performng Arts
3:30pm to 8:30pm

November 16, 2023
Junior Achievement of Central Florida 46th Annual Hall of Fame Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co
Full Sail Live
141 University Park Drive, Winter Park FL 32792
Event Details


2023 Past Events

June 24, 2023
Jimmy Crabtree Dare to Dream Event
Tanner Hall in Winter Garden
5:30pm - 10:00pm

June 24, 2023
Black History Committee of Orange County
19th Annual Black History Month Celebration Gala
Rosen Plaza Hotel

June 9, 2023
Orange County 2023 State of the County
Orange County Convention Center

June 3, 2023
100 Black Men Scholarship Dinner
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Formal Event

May 31, 2023
Osceola Update 2023 Luncheon
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
11:30am – 1:30pm

May 24, 2023
National Entrepreneur Center 20th Anniversary
UCF Downtown Academic Commons
5:30pm – 8:00pm

May 20, 2023
African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Eagle Awards
Coronado Springs Resort
Formal event

May 18, 2023
Osceola County Early Learning Coalition
Provider Appreciation Event
Elks Lodge, Kissimmee
6:00pm – 9:00pm

May 7, 2023
Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra
66th Season Classical Finale Concert
First United Methodist Church Orlando

April 27, 2023
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida
White Rose Tribute Event
Orlando Science Center

April 26
Education Foundation Osceola Awards Ceremony
Osceola Heritage Park

April 26, 2023
Heart of Florida United Way Women's United Luncheon
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

April 25, 2023
Boy Scout Eagle Event Honoring Don Fisher
Osceola Heritage Park

April 13-16, 2023
IEEE Southeast Con 2023
The Hilton Orlando

March 31, 2023
Victim Service Center 
Cheers to Change 2023
Orlando Science Center
6:00pm - 9:30pm

March 9, 2023
School District of Osceola County
2023 Education Awards
Osceola Heritage Park

February 24, 2023
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
2023 State of the City Luncheon
The Alfond Inn

February 18, 2023
Coalition for the Homeless
2023 Hearts of Gold
Orlando Magic's Magic Carpet
Aviation Hangar

February 13, 2023
Mayor Dyer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Luncheon
First Baptist Church Orlando

February 4, 2023
Osceola Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Disney's Contemporary Resort
7:00pm - 11:00pm

January 26, 2023

12th Annual Polaris Star Awards Ceremony
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management






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Event Toolkit

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