Corporate Partnerships

Fostering mutually beneficial corporate partnerships based on shared values

Valencia College Foundation is honored to have the support of our dedicated corporate partners. Our partners support student scholarships and college programs with both financial and in-kind gifts.

Benefits of Partnering with Valencia College:

  • Branding with Valencia College
  • Recruiting and hiring skilled professionals
  • Summer and year-round interns
  • Savings on talent acquisition
  • Business and tax incentives
  • Sharing your corporate brand with over 73,000 students, 3,500 faculty & staff and 110,000 alumni
  • Customers respond to corporations that give back to their communities

For help navigating the College system please contact Angela Mendolaro, Chief Philanthropy Officer

by phone at 407-582-3011 or email

Doing Business with Valencia College, please visit the Procurement website.

Of the top five reasons students cite for dropping out of college, four are financial. This makes Valencia's work building scholarships especially urgent. Because many of our 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. Gifts to the general scholarship fund for students in need have allowed the foundation to make education possible for thousands of students.

The foundation also offers planned giving opportunities. It seeks deferred contributions through bequests, gifts of life insurance, charitable gift annuities, and the establishment of lead trusts and charitable remainder annuity and unitrusts.

Endowment accounts may be established with a one-time gift or by a pledge with payments made over several years. A percentage of an account's market value is paid out annually according to the donor's intent.

The foundation maintains more than 650 named scholarships, academic support funds, endowed teaching chairs and fellowships. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, 3,000 students received financial support from the foundation, including $2.49 million in scholarships.

The foundation is committed to providing even greater opportunity to students through the $30 million, multi-year Valencia Promise Campaign, raising funds to support 14 priorities under four pillars of promise:

  1. make education affordable and accessible by breaking down barriers;
  2. grow our community's economy by enhancing and expanding signature programs;
  3. lead individuals into high-wage jobs by training them for high-demand careers; and
  4. innovate learning by fostering collaboration and experimentation.
Planned Giving

"Planned giving" is for people of all ages and economic statuses, and it doesn't have to be difficult. Join us by making a lasting legacy to change lives, transform the face of our community and help shape the future for Valencia's students.


The Valencia College Foundation offers a number of privately funded scholarships that are donated by organizations and individuals interested in supporting Valencia’s students.