Thank you for supporting Recess! 2023
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Recess - UNI Gala 2022 - Urban Neighborhood Initiative - Kansas City, Missouri - KCMO

Gala Theme: Homecoming

Cocktail hour starting at 5pm

The College Basketball Experience • 1401 Grand Blvd, Kansas City. View map.

Join us for a casual evening of schoolyard fun! embrace your inner child while investing in quality urban neighborhood development.

Recess! is the signature fundraising event for Kansas City’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative. The proceeds support our mission to improve the quality of life in our community through affordable housing, home repairs and quality after-school and summertime youth activities.

Questions? 816.231.0822

2023 Sponsors

Children's Mercy
H&R Block - Sponsor
McCown Gordon
Parris Communications
Capitol Federal
Central Bank KC
Google Fiber
Great Southern Bank
Health Forward Foundation - Kansas City, MO
JE Dunn
KC Chamber - KCMO
Ceramic Cafe
Chicken N Pickle
The College Basketball Experience
Corepower Yoga
Dormie Network logo
The Gents Place
Harriman Jewell Series
Helzberg Diamonds
Jack Stack BBQ
J Reiger
KC Current
KC Mavericks
Kendra Scott
Lets Roam
Lyric KC
Made in KC
Museum at Prairiefire
The National WWI Museum and Memorial
Union Station

Sponsorship Packages

Prom Dutchess


Prom Duke


Prom Princess


Prom Prince


Prom Queen


Prom King



Hartzell Gray


Lost Wax
Recess - UNI Gala 2022 - Urban Neighborhood Initiative - Kansas City, Missouri - KCMO

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Can't make it? Donate!

If you can’t make it, and would still like to donate to the fundraiser, we appreciate any and everything. All funds received go to UNI. UNI is a non-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Raffles and Auctions

This Recess! offers many opportunities for you to win items and bid on unique experiences


VIP Golf Experiences

Luxury Hotel Stay-cation

Wine Lovers Escape

Local VIP Experiences

Sporting Tickets

And much more!

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jamee Rodgers

Board Members

Libby Allman Bill Berkley Jannette Berkley-Patton Greg Carlson Dan Cranshaw Art Chaudry Stacy Daniels-Young Kristen Harris Cokethea Hill Randy Hopkins Todd Jordan Mark Larrabee Rachel Merlo Willy Pegues Joe Reardon Laurie Roberts Steve Roling Dred Scott Charlie Shields Qiana Thomason Barbara Washington

Planning Committee

Jenna Black
Kristen Harris
Cokethea Hill
Shalaunda Holmes
Jen Houston
Shalom Jima
Katie Maloney
Sakina Moore
Tavarus Pennington
Mary Quarles
Laurie Roberts

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All donations made to Urban Neighborhood Initiative are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.