A huge thank you to those that joined us at this year’s Night of Champions!

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Heart of the Apple recipients, Betty & Marcelo Alvarez, and to the 2021-2022 Champions: Hope Daley and Matt Dykes, Guenther Gosch, Angie Joseph, Janet Perna and Melanie Rose, and Kristy Schoen Pollard! You truly have changed the lives of hundreds of Collier County students.

Event Chairs: Denise Murphy & Gary Price

Auction Chairs: Helena Dabrowski & Yadira Vintimilla

“Champions For Learning helped me to believe in myself. Now, I’m able to give back to the community that believed in me.”

– Natalia D.
Champions For Learning Alumna
Occupational Therapist


Friday, February 4, 2022
6 – 9 pm

Arthrex One Conference Center
Outdoor Pavillion
1250 Creekside Pkwy


Know Before You Go: CLICK HERE

Safety Protocols (updated January 14, 2022)

This year, we have already been making adjustments to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests and students.  We are pleased to share that we will be hosting the celebration outdoors at Arthrex One on the lovely Outdoor Terrace.

In addition, all guests and students will be expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen (self-test or administered test) taken no more than 24 hours prior to the event date or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the event date, or voluntary proof of full vaccination upon entry to the event.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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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