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Excellence in Business Dinner Gala
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Excellence in Business Dinner Gala is Davenport’s premier black-tie event and has raised over $2.2 million in scholarships for deserving and talented students to earn their degrees and make a lasting difference in our workplaces and communities. This year we will be honoring Dan DeVos, Chairman & CEO, DP Fox Ventures, with the Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award and our featured guest for the evening will be announced soon. 

2017 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award Recipient
Dan DeVos

Dan DeVos is Chairman/CEO of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, a diversified management company with interests in real estate, transportation and sports and entertainment. He was with Amway Corporation from 1980-2000 in a variety of capacities including VP-Pacific and VP of Corporate Affairs. DeVos currently serves on Alticor’s Board of Directors and is a member of their Audit Committee.

In real estate, DP Fox has various projects in Michigan and The Bahamas. In the business of sports, DeVos is Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and Chairman of the Orlando Magic of the NBA. In Michigan, DP Fox also owns and operates Fox Motors and Fox Powersports, retail automotive and powersports groups representing 41 manufacturers at 28 locations in Michigan and the Chicago area.

Much in keeping with the community-focused commitment of his parents -- and the entire DeVos family – Dan, along with his wife Pamella, have worked hard to give back to West Michigan during the past two decades. 

Featured Guest Announcement Coming Soon
2017 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

 

 

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