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Daymond John set to speak at benefit dinner

October 10, 2014

Daymond John, founder and CEO of the global lifestyle brand FUBU and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will headline the Fourth Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner on Friday, April 24, 2015, at UW-River Falls. Tickets for the event are now on sale.

An award-winning entrepreneur, John founded his business, FUBU, in the basement of his mother’s house and built it into a celebrated brand with more than $6 billion in product sales. A highly influential and sought after consultant and motivational speaker, John has been part of the cast of ABC’s entrepreneurial business show “Shark Tank,” seen weekly by millions of viewers, since 2009.

The UWRF Annual Scholarship Benefit has been raising funds to support student scholarships since 2012 and has helped UWRF earn second place among comprehensive universities in the UW System for scholarship dollars awarded annually. All net revenue from ticket sales and event sponsorships goes directly to support student scholarships.

Tickets for the April 24, 2015, event are $60 each and include a buffet dinner and a reserved seat at Daymond John’s presentation on personal branding. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000 and include a private plated dinner, followed by a question and answer session with John. Additional benefits, including a dessert reception and book signing, are offered to members of the UWRF donor societies, the Chancellor’s Circle, 1874 Society, and Legacy Society.

For ticket or sponsorship information, contact the UWRF Foundation Office at 715-425- 3505 or visit