Urban Rendezvous Dinner
The Urban Rendezvous Dinner is our largest fundraising event of the year. All funds raised benefit the Urban Ranger Corps and the young men we serve. Last year we raised over $101,000. Our goal this year is to raise $150,000!
The 2017 Urban Rendezvous Dinner will be held October 20 at the College Basketball Experience (1401 Grand). The reception begins at 5:30 pm with dinner at 7:00 pm. There will be both live and silent auctions. The dress is business attire.
Honorary Chairs: Judge Brian Wimes and Michelle Wimes
The Honorable Brian C. Wimes is a 1994 graduate of the Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri in 2012. Before his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Wimes served as a judge in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri from 2007 to 2012. Before his appointment as circuit judge, he served as Drug Court Commissioner from 2001 to 2007.
Michelle P. Wimes serves as the Director of Professional Development and Inclusion at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., a labor and employment law firm. Michelle leads the firm’s efforts to attract, develop, retain, promote and advance a diverse group of attorneys. She has spent more than 20 years volunteering in the community, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of St. Teresa’s Academy; she also chairs the Diversity Committee of St. Peter’s Catholic School. In addition, she has served on the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors, UMKC’s Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the UMKC Arts and Sciences Alumni Board. She also was Founding Vice President of KIPP Endeavor Academy, a nationally recognized charter school in KC.
Auctioneers: Nigro Brothers
Want to volunteer to help set up for the Urban Rendezvous Dinner on Oct. 20, or to assist with the silent auction?