The UW has been changing lives and moving the world forward since it was founded. Join us for an exciting Founders’ Day gathering to celebrate everything we love about our university. When Badgers connect, great things happen!
Register by April 7.
About the Program
Enjoy a special presentation:
The Walk-On Experience
Matt Davenport ’99, president and chief encouragement officer at Monarch Environmental
Davenport will discuss his experience of playing football for the UW Badgers and the UW walk-on experience.
A buffet dinner will be served. A cash bar will be available.
|5:45 p.m.||Dinner is served|
|6 p.m.||Program begins|
About the Speaker
Matt Davenport ’99 was raised in Mission Viejo, California, and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Davenport played football for the university as a kicker and had a brief stint in the NFL before starting in landscape maintenance. He began his career managing crews, learning design, installation, sales, and the finer points of growing a company. Through practice in the field, Davenport developed leadership skills and was noted by the National Organization of Landscape professionals as a top 25 leader under 35. In 2008, Davenport founded Monarch Environmental to answer a need in the industry: qualified, third-party consulting. Today, Monarch employs a dozen experts in the fields of horticulture, arboriculture, irrigation, landscape design, and project management. His role as chief encouragement officer best sums up the values he has for his role in Monarch and the landscape industry: encouraging staff and colleagues to strive for themselves and their clients.
When you register, please inform us of any dietary restrictions you may have or physical accommodations you may require, such as captions, interpreting services, or other needs.
The WAA: Orange County Chapter will hold this event in accordance with all local public health guidance. Mask usage is welcome but not required. Participants who are sick are asked to stay home to help keep our Badger community safe and healthy. If conditions require a change to this event, you will be notified via email or phone call.