Urban Rendezvous Dinner
The Urban Rendezvous Dinner, which will take place on Oct. 25 at The College Basketball Experience in downtown Kansas City, 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 more than $80,000. Our goal this year is to raise $110,000!
We are pleased to announce that our Honorary Chair this year is Nicole Jacobs-Silvey, Associate Director – External Relations at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Our Community Service Award recipients are:
- Dr. Vincent Key, orthopedic surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital and Head Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals
- Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College
Dr. Key is the go-to expert for knee and shoulder conditions–Kansas City’s professional teams rely on him whenever these joint issues come into play. Dr. Key’s clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive procedures to repair damaged joints. He’s a physician with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at The University of Kansas Health System, where he treats athletes of all ages and skill levels, with a passion for treating youth. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Key is a graduate of Kansas State University where he was a track and field athlete. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, did an orthopaedic surgery residency at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, and completed a sports medicine fellowship with Wellington Orthopaedics/University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Beatty serves as Metropolitan Community College’s eighth chancellor. She is the first African-American leader in the 103-year history of the institution, and the only African-American CEO in the Missouri community college system. “I am passionate about the community I serve and excited about the ability to provide higher education access to the underprivileged and underrepresented,” Dr. Beatty says. “It’s easy to champion these students because, having been raised in poverty by a single mother, I was once in their shoes.” She is committed to workforce education, including establishing new partnerships with Kansas City area businesses. She is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Women’s Leadership Council; the Kansas City Area Development Council; the Full Employment Council Board; and the Rotary Club of Kansas City. A three-time graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Dr. Beatty received a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English, and an Ed.D. in higher education.
Auctioneers: Nigro Brothers
Want to volunteer to help set up for the Urban Rendezvous Dinner on Oct. 25, or to assist with the silent auction?