Updated Communication from Kathleen Sipio, Executive Director of the Celebration Foundation
The Celebration Foundation has been monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19, the coronavirus through announcements and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and the Florida Department of Health since our communication on March 12th, 2020. Effective on Sunday, March 15th the CDC recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks to slow the coronavirus. In addition, CROA has announced that all indoor and outdoor facility usage has been closed until April 30th.
As a result of the above directives, the Celebration Foundation’s programs and events are modified as follows:
- Thriving In Place – All events in March & April will be cancelled. Our transportation service line will continue to be available to schedule appointments.
- Celebration Lifelong – Session #3 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time.
- Concert Series – Balsam Range concert scheduled for March 28th will be postponed and if possible, rescheduled. OPO Duke Ellington concert scheduled for April 17th will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.
- Signature Event – “Boots, Bowties & Bling” will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.
We will continue to communicate periodically with updates on rescheduled events. As a result of further CDC guidelines, the Celebration Foundation staff will be working remotely with limited in-office access at this time. We will be available by phone Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. We encourage you to call or email us, stay connected and ask questions.
As we continue to make decisions with the overall concern for the health and safety of our members, staff, instructors and volunteers, know that we are working together to keep our community connected with the Foundation during this time. Our sincere gratitude for your patience, understanding and continued support.
610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110
Celebration, FL 34747
Celebration Foundation’s scholarship program was established to demonstrate support for our high school graduates and to assist them in furthering their education. Several scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors that live in Celebration or graduating seniors who attend Celebration High School. The successful applicant must demonstrate a high degree of volunteerism, must have strong community/school involvement, and must continue education at an accredited college or university.
To apply for our scholarship, you must do so through the Education Foundation of Osceola County. Please visit their website to find out more information.