Taste for Learning! Blogging for Good: Valencia Foundation #CFLGood

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Central Florida, Random Information, Valencia
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An alert for aficionados of wine, spirits and delightful bites:

Save The Date Taste for Learning Valencia FoundationA Taste for Learning will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort! Brought to you by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and dozens of other partners, the event has raised just shy of $2 million to date.

Taste for Learning is one of the Valencia Foundation’s largest events.Vintners from around the world will donate and pour their finest wines, thanks to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. Hundreds of wines will be available and tons of great donated items up for bid. The venue, the libations, the scrumptious treats and every other item are donated, so 100% of every dollar you give for tickets, sponsorships and auction items goes to support learning and is then doubled by a challenge grant.

Master chefs and restaurants will be providing delicious menu items for the event! BB King’s Blues Club OrlandoBubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-QueCabin Creek CateringFiorella’s Cucina ToscanaGodiva Chocolatier,Raphsodic Cooperative Company, Tobias Flats & Watering Hole and Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria!

Lodging is available at the Rosen Shingle Creek with a special reduced room rate for participatants of this event! Just make sure to mention Valencia when making reservations. To make reservations by phone, please contact Reservations at: Toll Free: 866.996.6338

Tickets! Get tickets or donate an item for auction for “A Taste for Learning

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What is  “Blogging for Good” presented by the Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center?

It  is a social media campaign where bloggers raise awareness about local nonprofits and encourage their readers to enter a raffle. Raffle dollars go directly to the charities. By uniting the social media power of over 250 bloggers, we promise to make a difference! http://www.cflbloggingforgood.com/

The Valencia Foundation is the first on my list because it’s the easiest for me to brag about. I’m part of it’s board of directors, which is comprised of nearly 60 community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to support scholarships, faculty chairs, and learning programs. The Valencia Foundation raises dollars to develop scholarships for students in need to make education possible for thousands.

Why are scholarships important? Of the top five reasons students cite for dropping out of college, four are financial. Because many of Valencia’s students are working a full-time or several part-time jobs — as well as balancing family, community, volunteer and personal commitments — scholarships make a tremendous difference in their ability to attend college and make a difference in our community. I’m a scholarship recipient from the University Club of Orlando and was able to attend both a community college and university. I might have not been able to complete my degree without these scholarships.

It’s amazing to hear the stories from former recipients of the Valencia Foundation scholarship and what impact their education has made in their lives. The Valencia Foundation maintains over 650 named scholarships, academic support funds, endowed teaching chairs and fellowships. With a promise that 100 percent of donations are used exclusively for our donors’ intended purpose, such as scholarship and endowments.

Valencia Foundation Basket Blogging for Good

How can you help?

Basket includes:

  • Valencia Foundation Cooler
  • Ogio Spectrum Backpack
  • Skullcandy Ear Buds w/ mic
  • RockBoom Keychain Speakers
  • Logitech Wireless Mouse
  • Journal with art by Joshua Davis
  • 4GB Valencia USB Drive
  • Bamboo Brain Teaser Puzzle
  • Valencia Aluminum Sport Water Bottle
  • Valencia Lanyard
  • BookSling
  • Stress Relieving Candle
  • Supplies: Highlights, Mechanical Pencils.Sharpies, Pens, Paper Clips, Binder Clips, Index Cards, Markers & More!
  • Get a ticket for this basket now.

Valencia Foundation website: http://www.valencia.org/
Valencia Foundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/valenciagiving
Valencia Foundation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyValenciaFoundation
Blogging for Good: http://www.cflbloggingforgood.com/

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