Avivo Night of Champions

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Avivo Night of Champions event! Thanks to generous donors and event sponsors, we’re proud to announce that we raised more than $150,000 to support the life-changing services Avivo offers. You can still support Avivo by making a donation!

Watch our 2023 event here:

Avivo Night of Champions is an annual fundraiser and magical evening of honoring community champions and raising funds for Avivo’s life-changing services! We presented the 2023 Avivo Champion Awards to recipients, honoring their longstanding dedication and support. Guests enjoyed a reception with live music, appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, and games, before dinner and a program of inspiring speakers and entertainers.


Guest Speaker


Peggy Flanagan
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota

Peggy Flanagan is a mom, an advocate, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and Minnesota’s 50th Lieutenant Governor. Read more



Event Emcee


Reg Chapman
Reporter, WCCO 

Reg Chapman came to WCCO from WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered an array of stories including the Coney Island, N.Y., plane crash and 50 shots fired at motorist Sean Bell by New York Police. Prior to that, Reg was a crime beat reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Read more



Event Entertainment


Ashley DuBose
Recording artist and performer

Ashley DuBose is a recording artist and performer who is most widely known for her hit single, “Intoxicated”, and her compelling audition and performances on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice in 2013. Just prior to that, she worked on her first independent, full-length album Somethin’ More while juggling college and parenting her two-year-old daughter. Read more






Mikaela Brandon
Performing artist and professional dancer

Mikaela Brandon is a performing artist (SAG-AFTRA) originally from Warren, NJ. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Hubbard Street Professional Training Program (HSPro), and is in the process of completing Sonic Yoga NYC’s 300Hr Yoga Teacher Training Program. Read more





Thank you to our generous sponsors! If you’d like to support a future Night of Champions event or any other Avivo event, contact Bruce Wenger.