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27th Celebration of Champions Benefit & Awards Evening – October 2022

We are back: Children’s Law Center of Minnesota’s 27th annual Celebration of Champions Benefit & Awards.

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota will be back in-person for our 27th Celebration of Champions Benefit & Awards, with COVID safety protocols in place. We are thrilled to reconvene our community together to celebrate 27 years of promoting the legal rights and well-being of children and youth.

  • Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2022
  • Time: 5:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis

Please join us for a interactive program that highlights the positive impact of legal advocacy and free legal representation for youth in foster care. The 27th Anniversary Celebration of Champions program will be the final step in our event campaign to raise $200,000 for Children’s Law Center of Minnesota!

The 27th Anniversary includes a networking cocktail hour, a robust silent auction, a 45 minute program centering the work of CLC, youth stories, volunteer perspective, annual awards, and of course a giving moment and live auction.

Please peruse our CLC Benefit 2022 Sponsorship Packet and email our Development Director, Amanda Finman-Palmer, with any questions and if you would like to sponsor the 27th Anniversary Children’s Law Center of Minnesota event or donate silent auction items.

Registration tickets start at $125. Registration will go live in May/June 2022

“Children’s Law Center has helped thousands of children and advocated for societal change for these youth. We have a particular responsibility to use our expertise to advocate for children.” – Thad Johnson, UnitedHealth Group, Former CLC Board member

Giving is easy! CLC also welcomes checks mailed to 450 Syndicate St. N. #315 Saint Paul, MN 55104

2022 Celebration of Champions Sponsors

Champions, $15,000+

Justice, $10,000 +

Humanitarian $7,500+


Advocate, $5,500+

Benefactor $2,500+

Guardian, $1,200+

Friend, $500+

Dady & Gardner P.A.

Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, PA




2021 full virtual program.

Congratulations awardees!

A CLC Celebration of Champions would not be complete without recognizing individuals and groups who have spent decades improving children’s lives.

View video of award ceremony. 

  • Erin Bailey, was awarded the 2021 Hero for Children!
  • Jean Sanderson, was recognized with the 2021 Rosalie E. Wahl Justice Award!
  • Merchant & Gould was awarded the well deserved 2021 Distinguished Service Award!

Thank you to our incredible community who made this event possible!

CLC’s top sponsors, 3M, Jones Day, UnitedHealth Group, Robins Kaplan LLP,and Fredrikson & Byron P.A. generously contributed segments to share why they volunteer for CLC kids and philanthropically support this necessary and effective organization.

Donate today!

Questions? Please contact, Amanda Finman-Palmer, CLC Development Director at 612-760-9698 or amandafp@clcmn.org

We appreciate your continued support.

2021 Celebration of Champions Sponsors 

Champions, $15,000+

Justice, $10,000 +

Humanitarian $7,500+

Advocate, $5,500+

Benefactor $2,500+


Guardian, $1,200

Gustafson Gluek PLLP

Nichols Kaster PLLP

Nilan Johnson Lewis

RJM Construction

U.S. Bank

Friend, $500

Dady & Gardner P.A.


Table Sponsorships:

Erin Bailey

Elizabeth Brama

Nadia Hasan

Henson & Efron, P.A.

Jessica Hern

Lauren Pockl

Jennifer Thompson

Mary and Vivek Vasudeva

*NEW THIS YEAR: $250 for two bottles of wine delivered to the location of your choice.

Click here to see the pictures from 2019 event, courtesy of Craig Mullenbech and Toni Johnson.  (If you would like any of these pictures in its original format, please email your request to info@clcmn.org.