2024 Avivo Night of Champions

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Avivo Night of Champions
Thursday, February 29 2024
5:00 PM
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Join us for Avivo Night of Champions, our annual fundraiser and magical evening of honoring community champions and raising funds for Avivo’s life-changing services! We’ll present the 2024 Avivo Champion Awards to recipients, honoring their longstanding dedication and support. Guests will enjoy a reception with live music, appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, and games, before dinner and a program of inspiring speakers and entertainers.

5:00 PM – VIP Admission

5:30 PM – General Admission

6:30 PM – Entertainment, Program and Dinner

VIP Admission gives access to all General Admission benefits, plus an exclusive pre-event reception that includes wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers, as well as free parking. This benefit offers the opportunity to meet and talk to community champions from all walks of life, as well as meet other influential people who are passionate about Avivo’s work.

Announcing Avivo’s 2024 Champion Award Recipients:

Nor-Son Custom Builders – Volunteer Category
Grant and Melanie Snyder – Individual Category
Bionik – Partner Category
USI – Corporate Category

These Champions go above and beyond in support of Avivo’s mission to increase well-being
through recovery and career advancement while working to end homelessness.

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



Harley Wood is an accomplished vocalist, performer and songwriter. In this photo he smiles for the camera.



Harley Wood
Vocalist, performer, and songwriter

Harley Wood is an accomplished vocalist, performer and songwriter. He has extensive experience in stage and studio production, engineering, choreography, working as a band leader and performer, with an impressive collaborative list of established artists and entertainers. Read more




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Tommy Barbarella
Best known for his extensive work with Prince in the 1990’s, Barbarella’s reputation for excellence and versatility extended over the following 2 decades by touring, recording and performing with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Mavis Staples, Jonny Lang, Nick Jonas, Italian superstar Giorgia and Minneapolis supergroup Greazy Meal. Read more






Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Learn more about Avivo Night of Champions event sponsorship opportunities and benefits here. You can purchase your organization’s sponsorship now here or if you have any additional questions, please contact Gregg Bell, Director of Grant Support & Corporate Relations.


Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

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