Night of Champions Event - Champions For Learning

Join us in celebrating our board chairs and our vibrant community who’ve created 30 years of impact for the future of our children and the place we call home. Spend the evening with students from our programs learning how we’re creating a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success.

Click here to see photos from this 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.

February 12, 2021

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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