Save the date for Recess! 2023 – Friday, September 22, 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

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors

Boulevard Brewing Co.
Burns McDonnell
Chicken N Pickle
The College Basketball Experience
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Ewing Marion Kauffmann
Great Southern Bank
Health Forward Foundation - Kansas City, MO
H&R Block - Sponsor
J. Rieger & Co.
Kansas City University
KC Bier
KC Chamber - KCMO
KC Mavericks
KC Melting Pot Theatre
Kendra Scott
McCown Gordon
Museum at Prairiefire
Purpose Built Communities
Swope Health

Sponsorship Packages

Prom Dutchess


Prom Duke


Prom Princess


Prom Prince


Prom Queen


Prom King


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


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
Janette Berkley-Patton
Greg Carlson
Dan Cranshaw
Art Chaudry
Stacy Daniels-Young
Kristen Harris
Cokethea Hill
Randy Hopkins
Jen Houston
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
Shalom Jima
Katie Maloney
Sakina Moore
Tavarus Pennington
Laurie Roberts

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