In Support of UMKC Pride

The UMKC Pride Breakfast is now a LUNCHEON!

The UMKC Pride Luncheon raises funds to support programs and scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students and allies at UMKC, including the Pride Empowerment Fund, which provides emergency assistance to students experiencing financial difficulty from loss of family support, and serves as a way to show our university's support of inclusivity on campus and in our community.

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2024 Event Details


Kay Barnes

This award recognizes an individual who embodies Steve Metzler’s legacy of making Kansas City a better place for the LGBTQIA+ community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leading by example.

Portrait of Kay Barnes looking happy

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor our event and make a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ students at UMKC.

Sponsorship levels:
  • Trailblazer: $15,000
  • Vanguard:  $10,000
  • Champion: $7,500
  • Activist: $5,000
  • Ally: $2,500
  • Advocate: $1,500
  • Community Partner: $750 (We offer this level so that small businesses and nonprofits may have a seat at the table.)

All sponsorship levels include:

  • Seats for eight at a table (one seat per table is reserved for students)
  • Recognition on event website, marketing collateral, program and post-event features

Reserve your spot

Call 816-235-5201 or email us by Wednesday, September 25, to register.

Unable to Attend the Luncheon?

You can support LGBTQIA+ students and allies at UMKC with a donation.

Give to UMKC Pride


Free parking for the event is available in the Cherry Street Parking Garage at 5000 Cherry St. on levels 5 and 6. The pedestrian walkway to Swinney Center is located on the northeast corner of Level 5.