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Excellence in Business Dinner Gala
Save the Date! The 2019 Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is May 17th!

Sponsorships are now available, reserve your spot for Davenport University’s premier black tie event! The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala has raised over $2.4 million in scholarships for deserving and talented students.

Event Details
5/17/19
Date
DeVos Place
Location
6:00 p.m.
Time
2019 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award Recipient
Mike VanGessel

Mike VanGessel, CEO of Rockford Construction has led the Rockford team since it began in 1987, through more than 4,500 projects totaling more than $4.8 billion.

A Grand Rapids native with strong ties to the community, Mike is drawn to projects that positively impact the way people live, work, learn, heal, and play. He uses his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to serve the company and the community as he works with civic leaders, non-profit organizations, and other visionaries to create a brighter future.

Mike serves on many Boards and consistently gives his time and talents to serving others in the community. 

Featured Guest
Coach John Beilein

Considered to be one of the best tactical basketball minds in the country, University of Michigan’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Beilein has continued to be an innovator in college basketball during his four decades patrolling the sidelines.

Beilein has compiled a career record of 799-461 during his 41 years as a collegiate head coach. In 11 seasons in Ann Arbor, Beilein has built the Wolverines into one of the nation's elite programs, taking U-M to a pair of national championship game appearances (2013, '18) while also becoming the winningest coach in school history.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsor - $50,000
  • Three tables of 10 with priority placement and 30 tickets to the Platinum Reception
  • Sponsor recognition in all print materials, event website and the DU Review
  • Verbal and visual acknowledgement during the gala
  • Exclusive gift for table sponsor
Gold Sponsor - $25,000
  • Two tables of 10 with priority placement and 20 tickets to the Platinum Reception
  • Sponsor recognition in all print materials, event website and the DU Review
  • Verbal and visual acknowledgement during the gala 
  • Exclusive gift for table sponsor
Silver Sponsor - $10,000
  • One table of 10 with first tier placement and 10 tickets to the Platinum Reception
  • Sponsor recognition in all print materials, event website and the DU Review
  • Verbal and visual acknowledgement during the gala
  • Exclusive gift for table sponsor 
Bronze Sponsor - $6,000
  • One table of 10 with second tier placement and 6 tickets to the Platinum Reception
  • Table signage and listing in the event program
Crystal Sponsor - $3,000
  • One table of 10 with third tier placement
  • Table signage and listing in the event program

 

Partner Sponsor - $1,000
  • Two tickets to gala
  • Recognition in event program

 

 

Reserve Your Spot Today!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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