Prizes and Events for Living RooNited


Welcome to United Way Week at UMKC! In addition to helping our neighbors and benefiting our community with your gifts, your department has planned fun events throughout the week such as contests, bake sales and Kansas City Royals hot dog lunches.

A donation of $5 or more puts you in a drawing for lots of prizes. Important: please fill out the United Way at UMKC pledge form and give to your department’s United Way representative: Michael McCunniff, School of Dentistry; Tamica Lige, School of Pharmacy; Bonnie Postlethwaite, University Libraries; Phyllis Chase, School of Education; Jill Masson, Bloch School of Management; Maria Young, School of Medicine; Amanda Grimes, School of Nursing and Health Studies; Debbie Waring, School of Law; Sara Vogt, School of Computing and Engineering; Jody Jeffries, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Cory Kinder, Human Resources; Joe Constantino, Advancement; Erma Artist, Academic Affairs; Erica Portley, Athletics; Stacy Downs, Strategic Marketing and Communications; Heather Swanson, Finance and Administration.

Prizes from drawings

At the end of each day, there will be a drawing including all who gave that day. But each day, the pool gets bigger because we’ll continue to add in givers from prior days.

Monday, Nov. 2

  • KC Rep, two tickets to “A Christmas Carol”
  • UMKC Bookstore apparel item
  • Kansas City Ballet, two tickets

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • Keurig
  • UMKC Bookstore item
  • Fabulous dessert prepared by School of Computing and Engineering Dean Kevin Z. Truman

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • Sporting KC tickets and apparel package
  • UMKC Bookstore item
  • Big Splash car wash, $25 gift card

 Thursday, Nov. 5

  • Lunch with Provost
  • Lunch with Chancellor
  • UMKC Bookstore item
  • Steamboat Arabia ticket package

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Kansas City Chiefs Tickets
  • More!

In mid- or late November, we’ll do big drawings:

End of contest drawing – out of who officially contributed at least $5

  • Grand prize – 40-inch flat-panel television

Caring Club level prizes (drawing of all who gave $12 a month or $144/yr or more)

  • Overnight stay at Raphael
  • Bluetooth headset
  • Cosentino’s, $25 gift card

Leadership level prizes (1% of gross salary)

  • Overnight stay at InterContinental
  • Chuy’s Gift Basket
  • $50 Cheesecake Factory
  • Massage Envy, $50 gift card

Prizes from contests

All Week. Photo Contest. A $5 donation entrance fee gets you in the contest. We’ll be judging your best campus shots. Complete the pledge form, give it and the donation to your supervisor and post the photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The donation entry fee is $5. Be sure to tag us in the photo with ‪#‎UMKC‬ ‪#‎LiveRooNited‬.

  • Big Splash Car Wash, $25 gift card
  • Gates BBQ, $20 gift card
  • Bristol, $25 gift card

Tuesday, Nov. 3. Where’s the Roo? Contest. Like the UMKC United Way Facebook page, go to it and guess where Kasey is throughout the day. Donations are on the honor system with your United Way rep.

  • Pizza 51, $10 gift card
  • Price Choper, $25 gift card
  • Set of four tickets to Thomas Hart Benton exhibit at the Nelson Art Gallery
  • Spin Pizza, $10 gift card
  • Sporting KC scarf

Wednesday, Nov. 4. UMKC Spirit Day for United Way. With your donation of $5, you can “dress down” for the day and/or wear your favorite Roo gear. However, if dressing down isn’t an option, you can still donate $5 and proudly wear your Spirit Day sticker! The United Way Campaign designee for your department will be responsible for collecting monies and giving out the stickers.

  • The department with the most “spirit” (highest percentage of staff participation) will win bagels and coffee for their entire department!



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