Are you interested in directly supporting a family in Avivo’s programs for the holidays? Learn more about our Adopt-A-Family Program

Avivo Night of Champions

Thank you to those who attended 2022 Avivo Night of Champions! With your help we were able to raise more than $100,000 to support Avivo’s programs. You can read a recap of the evening’s events.

Interested in sponsoring 2023 Night of Champions? Contact Bruce Wenger for more details.


Keynote Speaker


Sean Sherman
Founder/CEO Chef, The Sioux Chef

Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, has been cooking across the U.S. and world for the last 30 years. His main culinary focus has been on the revitalization and awareness of Indigenous food systems in a modern culinary context. Read more





Kiya Edwards
News Reporter, KARE 11 

Kiya Edwards is a news reporter currently working at KARE11 News in the Twin Cities. She has worked at several stations, nationally and internationally. She worked previously at KSDK News in St. Louis, Missouri, and KWQCTV6 News in Davenport, Iowa. Read more




Harley Wood

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




George Maurer

Minneapolis-based pianist George Maurer is well-known for his work as a performer, arranger, music director and jazz composer. He’s performed with Eric Clapton, shared the stage with Bruno Mars, and served as symphonic music director of the Midtown Men, featuring members of Broadway’s original Grammy-awarded and Tony-winning “Jersey Boys” cast. Read more