Awards Scholarships & Grants
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association held its Community Partnership Luncheon at the Hilton Orlando, during which the CFHLA Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships and grants to Central Florida hospitality students and programs. For the second consecutive year, a “full-ride” $40,000 Don & Lorraine Freeberg Foundation Scholarship was presented. This year’s recipient was University High School student Ilana Harmon Sanchez, who will be attending the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management this fall. Also among the 29 Central Florida students who received scholarships at the event was Ira–Rain Levinson of West Orange High School. Ira-Rain was awarded the $10,000 Marriott Business Council Hospitality Scholarship. In addition to the scholarships, CFHLA presented more than $25,000 in hospitality education grants to Mid Florida Tech, Orange County Public Schools, Osceola County Public Schools, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, and the Valencia College Foundation. 💓
University High School student Ilana Harmon Sanchez (center) is awarded the “full-ride” $40,000 Don & Lorraine Freeberg Foundation Scholarship by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Immediate Past Chairman Gerald Urquiota (left) of the Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center and Eric Rosenbaum of Sierra Lodgings Inc. at the CFHLA Community Partnership Luncheon.
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association officials present more than $100,000 in scholarships and grants at the Community Partnership Luncheon.
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association President/CEO Rich Maladecki awards Kathy Ramsberger (center), president of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Alexis Jackson, director of annual giving at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, year two of a 10-year, $250,000 committment on behalf of the CFHLA Foundation.