Events for Change, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates under a “good times for a great cause” philosophy while producing events that create awareness and generates funding for local charitable organizations. Founded in 2010, EFC has generated over $200,000 in financial support for several local charities.
Our mission is to create opportunities that help bridge the gap between local charitable organizations and the community and corporations in Central Florida. By creating events that bring both the private and corporate sectors together, we raise awareness for the agencies we serve while providing valuable community enriched events.
Located in Orlando, and led by Ken Roberts, Events for Change, Inc. is the producer of the Orlando Chili Cook-off whose combined attendance over the last five years has exceeded 35,000. OB3 ~ Orlando Bourbon Beer n’ Blackjack is in its second year and will exceed 4,000 in combined attendance.
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Kenneth Roberts is the Founder and President of Events for Change, Inc. Kenneth is a professional speaker, career coach and executive recruiter for Interior Talent, Inc., an international recruitment firm. Kenneth also serves on the Baldwin Park Resident Owners Association. Born in New Jersey and youngest of 5 children he moved to Florida in 1988. He is a graduate of University of Central Florida (class of 94). He is a father, husband and in his spare time enjoys flying and spending time with his family and friends.
Nadia is Principal of Interior Talent, an International recruitment firm for the Architecture and Design industry. Prior to this she spent the early part of her career in financial services and real estate in her home town of Vancouver, B.C. Nadia moved to New York to pursue her love of design and all things creative where she graduated from F.I.T. in New York City then moved to Chicago where Interior Talent opened their doors in 2003. It was living in New York and Chicago that Ken and Nadia’s (yes we are married) love of festivals and live music was born which ultimately planted the seed for Events for Change. “When Ken decided to turn the Orlando Chili Cook-off into a huge charity event and create Events for Change; I couldn’t wait to be part of the team.” Nadia also loves her real life’s work as Mom to Karlin and Elise.
Anthony Shawn Hurd is a sixth-generation Floridian dating back to the 1850’s. He graduated from the University of Florida and is an avid Gator fan. He is married to Carrie Hurd and they have a beautiful daughter named Harper and another child on the way. Hobbies include the salt life: fishing, boating, beach, etc. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 14 years and truly enjoys helping others lead a better quality of life. The opportunity to work with Events For Change has allowed him to give back at a local level for various organizations.
Jose Neme is an original committee member with OCC. He is a strong supporter of Special Olympics where his niece is a Special Olympian. He is involved with Events for Change, Habit for Humanity, Dream Big, Florida Citrus Sports along with several Orlando fundraising events throughout the year. He is a long time resident of Central Florida attending UCF and Lyman HS. After graduating from UCF, he continues to be employed in the technology industry and currently working at Verbatim. Jose travels extensively for work and personal enjoyment along with spending personal time exercising, golfing, and writing music.