Night of Champions Event - Champions For Learning

Each year, members of our community are recognized during our Night Of Champions event for their impact on the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration and community involvement with educators or students. These honored Champions embody what it means to make a commitment to our students and their future.

Click here to see photos from last year’s event.

2020 Heart of the Apple
Legacy Honorees
Champions for Learning
Past Board Chairs

Byron Koste
Bill Barton
Alan Horton
Don Barber
Laird Lile
Colleen Conant
Grover Whidden
Brian Martin
Rachel Gutman
Lloyd Liggett
Chris Vernon
Tom Riley
John James
Bill Thomas
Vivian Dawson
Mike Maxwell
Mary Lynn Hill
Todd Bradley
Sharon Treiser
Claudine Leger-Wetzel
Kaleigh Grover
Dianne Mayberry- Hatt
Jim Hoppensteadt
Keith Walker
Bill Barker
Lynn Davidson
Beverly Feagin

The Event

Champions For Learning is proud to honor community leaders at the Night of Champions event. This event will support the student programs of Champions For Learning, such as Take Stock In Children and the Real World Learning Model.

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples

For more information, please contact Jason Kurek at 239-643-4755 or

Past Honorees

While the names of the recognitions have evolved over the years, the purpose has always remained the same: to honor and recognize the amazing commitment and leadership our community has provided for learning and the success of students.

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