Party with a Purpose Event Featuring Check Presentation and Bring Change Awards

The Collage Companies held their annual Party with a Purpose fundraising event on December 13, 2018 at the East CenterState Club at Camping World Stadium. Collage has been a longtime construction partner of Camping World Stadium, having recently completed a refurbishment of The Varsity Club at Camping World Stadium.

As part of the City of Orlando’s new plans for Lake Lorna Doone Park, scheduled to break ground in early 2019, the reinvigorated space (adjacent to Camping World Stadium) will include the installation of a focal-point fountain in the center of Lake Lorna Doone.  The fountain will “forever be a symbol of the vibrant spirit of the people living in the Communities of West Lakes,” says Brian A. Walsh, President and CEO of The Collage Companies – who has committed to funding the estimated $50,000 needed to design, build and install the fountain. The plans for the fountain will be revealed in early 2019 and will be installed in conjunction with the Lorna Doone Park construction time line.

During the annual Party with a Purpose event, The Collage Companies  presented a check to Florida Citrus Sports Association, the developer of the project, and to LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by local business leaders to revitalize the West Lakes community

This year we joyously get to give back to the West Lakes neighborhoods surrounding Lorna Doone Park by raising money for a fountain of moving and living water that will forever be a symbol of the vibrant spirit of the people living in the Communities of West Lakes.”   Brian A. Walsh, President and CEO of the Collage Companies

Another anticipated element of the annual Party with a Purpose is the presentation of the Bring Change Award – recognizing community leaders for their desire and fortitude to “bring change” to the Central Florida community. This year the event honored:

  • Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, for expanding his role as a leader in the sports industry in central Florida to become an active contributor to the community in which sporting events occur and into the lives of those who live in our community.
  • Eddie Moratin, Executive Director of LIFT Orlando, has lived his life making a difference and through Lift Orlando has teamed with other central Florida leaders to bring generational change to the West Lakes neighborhood as well as lifelong change to the people who live in the West Lakes community.
  • Tangia Smikle, a second-generation resident of West Lakes who has become the voice around which others would rally – to see Lake Lorna Doone become a greater asset for neighborhood families.

The Collage Companies is an established integrated services firm with capabilities and expertise in Design Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting.  Collage has served Florida and the southeast since 1982 from their headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida. Collage pursues community–centric projects with an emphasis on green buildings in the religious, transportation, hospitality, education, government and in the parks and recreation sectors. Collage was honored as a 2018 “Florida Company to Watch” finalist among a short-list of second-stage businesses by GrowFL.  And in November of 2018, Collage Companies’ Founder, Brian A. Walsh received the design-build industry’s highest distinction as part of the inaugural class of Design Build Institute of America Fellows.