The UMKC Pride Breakfast raises funds to support programs and scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students and allies at UMKC and serves as a way to show our university's support of inclusivity on campus and in our community.

2023 Event Details

A New Award for 2023

This year we're introducing the C. Stephen Metzler Pride Champion Award to recognize an individual who identifies as LGBTQIA+ or an ally and embodies Steve Metzler’s legacy of making Kansas City a better place for the LGBTQIA+ community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leading by example.

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors

Vanguard — $10,000
Pioneer — $5,000
Ally — $2,500
Advocate — $1,500
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JE Dunn Construction

Robert and Elise Chapline


Tim Degnan

Donna Thomason





Hollyday Med Spa + Aesthetics

Julie Quirin and Teri Miller

Robin and Scott Boswell

Madeleine McDonough and Cyd Slayton

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor the event and make a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ students at UMKC. Call 816-235-5201 or email by Monday, October 2, to register or learn more.
Sponsorship Levels
Trailblazer — $15,000
Vanguard — $10,000
Champion — $7,500
Pioneer — $5,000
Ally — $2,500
Advocate — $1,500
Student Scholarship — $500*
All sponsorship levels include:

  • table for eight at the event (the 9th and 10th seats are reserved for students)
  • recognition on event website, marketing collateral, program and post-event features

*Provides the opportunity for a student to attend the event. Tickets to the Breakfast must be purchased separately.

Supporting UMKC LGBTQIA+ Programs and Services

The Pride Breakfast benefits programs and scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students and allies, including the Pride Empowerment Fund, which provides emergency assistance to students experiencing financial difficulty from loss of family support. 

Learn about our LGBTQIA+ programs

Other ways to support our students

If you are unable to attend the Pride Breakfast but would like to support LGBTQIA+ students and allies at UMKC, you can donate online.

Make an online donation


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.