4423 Daymond Web1 

Join us for the Fourth Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner
featuring Daymond John

Friday, April 24, 2015
UW-River Falls Campus

Limited tickets remaining. We are taking reservations by phone 715-425-3505 until 2:30 p.m. 

After 3 p.m. you can purchase in person at the University Center, 2nd level registration. Cash or Check only.

Keynote Speaker - Daymond John

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother's house and moving his operation into the basement. John is the CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur and he has received over 35 awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign and Ernst & Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 

His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands have made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker. His marketing firm, Shark Branding, offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connect brands with the world's top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John is also an author of two best-selling books, "Display of Power" and "The Brand Within." In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC's entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune in to the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.

Schedule of Events  

4:30-5:15 p.m.       Outstanding Young Alumnus and Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award Reception,
                                   Falls Room (lower level), University Center

5-6:30 p.m.            General Ticket Buffet Dinner, Riverview Ballroom, University Center      

5-6 p.m.                 Private VIP Dinner,  private location 

6:05-6:45 p.m.       Private VIP Reception, question and answer with Daymond John                                                              

7 p.m.                    Keynote with Daymond John, Abbott Concert Hall, KFA

8:45 p.m.               Sponsors, Chancellor's Circle and 1874 Society Exclusive Dessert & Book Signing Reception,
                                    Riverview Ballroom, University Center 


Chancellor's Circle & 1874

Chancellor Circle members are those who have made a gift of of $1,000 or more to UWRF (any designation) in the current or previous fiscal year ending June 30. 1874 Society members have a cumulative lifetime gift of $10,000 or more. 

Dessert Reception Book Signing Books: One book per couple for regular ticket purchases

Sponsorships & Tickets

  Price VIP Dinner Tickets
General Buffet Tickets
Program Tickets
Dessert Reception
Platinum Sponsor
$20,000 8 8 16 16 8
Underwriter Sponsor
$10,000 4 8 12 12 6
Presenting Sponsor
$5,000 2 2 4 4 2
Chancellor's Circle Member
$60 0 1 1 1 1
General Admission
$60 0 1 1 0 0

All sponsors will be featured in our event program and on our sponsor board.

All scholarship proceeds benefit Falcon Scholars, unless otherwise designated by the sponsor. To get more information on our Falcon Scholars program click here.


Questions can be directed to University Advancement at 715-425-3505 or email

Contact Us

UW-River Falls Foundation
Phone: 1-715-425-3505
Toll-Free: 1-877-258-6647
Fax: 1-715-425-3506
310 South Hall
410 South Third St
River Falls, WI 54022
Contact Staff