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2024 Children's Champion Awards

Thank you again to everyone who attended, supported, or tuned-in to, the 2023 Children's Champion Awards! Congratulations again to all of the deserving nominees! Please join our mailing list below to stay up-to-date on when 2023 nominations and scholarships are available! Save the date for 2024's Award Ceremony, Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Interested in sponsoring?

Nominations for Children's Champion Awards now open until January 2024. Nominate someone using the links below.

Congratulations Heroes!

2024 Children's Champions

McLaren Flint's Lifetime Achievement Award

Carolyn Boegner

F.A.C.T Caring Adult Award

Lynda Williams

Leob Trust of Huntington Bank Caring Adult Award

Willie McQueen

Genesee Health System Outstanding Youth Award

Makenzie Lawson

HAP CareSource Active & Healthy Leader Award

Marcia McGee

HAP CareSource Active & Healthy Leader Award

Sgt. Rick Jones

JP Morgan Chase Exceptional Business Award

Insight Hospital

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Advisors Exceptional Business Award

Great Harvest Bread Company

McLaren Health Plan Service Organization of the Year Award

REACH Resource Services

ELGA Credit Union MDT Member of the Year Award- CPS

Samantha Brown

ELGA Credit Union MDT Member of the Year Award - Law Enforcement

Detective Amanda Eads

Curbco Scholarship Winners

Jin Jin Eastman
Ariana Krueger
Justin Brown

Community Foundation's Bob Emerson Scholarship

Kameron Motley
Collin Ridgway
Ella Kenworthy

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I do when I arrive?

If you are a sponsor See your table number in the message above. When you arrive there will be a board with the table numbers on it to help you get to your table. You can also fly over to our Help Desk for assistance.

If you are a nominee or ticket holder - you can sit in any of the open seating. Our Marvel and DC superhero volunteers will be there to help you. Be sure to grab your nomination certificate if you were nominated for an award!

Do I need to print a ticket?

No, there are no physical tickets. If you RSVP'd or purchased a seat you are all set, you'll just need to give your name or company at the check-in table. Thank you for your support!


The Downtown Development Authority is our 2023 Parking Sponsor. Parking is available both at the attached University of Michigan Riverfront Conference Center Parking Ramp, and the Rutherford Parking Lot off of Beach St.

The University of Michigan Parking Ramp entrance is located in the front of the building, off Saginaw Street and W. Union Street. After you enter the parking structure, you can take the elevator or stairs to the ground floor. The entry point to the elevator is located on the third and fourth levels of the structure. You will not be able to enter the building through the housing skywalk which is on the third floor, as this is reserved for residence hall students with swipe card access. After you make your way to the ground floor, or if you parked at the Rutherford Lot, you will walk across W. Union Street and enter the main entrance to Riverfront Conference Center. The conference center is to the left of the main entrance lobby.

What about breakfast?

Breakfast, and cold and hot beverages, will be provided. Refreshments will be available at 7:30 am, the program will begin promptly at 8:00 am.

If I was nominated, how will I know if I won?

Winners will be announced live during the program and will be asked to go to the stage. If you win, you will have an optional opportunity to speak for one minute. Please listen closely when the category you were nominated for is announced to find out if you are a winner.

2024 Event Partner