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LEADERSHIP IN FOCUS TOGETHER

LIFT KC brings community leaders together to broaden perspectives, build relationships, and inspire growth.

Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail.

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Upcoming Events

  • Happy Hour with Melesa Johnson
    Happy Hour with Melesa Johnson
    Tue, May 14
    The Combine
    May 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    May 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Get to know our candidates!
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  • Happy Hour with John Gromowsky
    Happy Hour with John Gromowsky
    Tue, May 28
    The Combine
    May 28, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    May 28, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Get to know our candidates!
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ORGANIZATIONAL PILLARS

Our events will always touch one or more of these areas:

Human Capital: Investing into people through education, health, and mentorship.

Policy/Government: Educate and inform members on local issues that effect our city and region.

Economic Sustainability: Establish opportunities from which improved community wellbeing and quality of life are realized.

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Past Events

  • Violent Crime in Kansas City
    Violent Crime in Kansas City
    Tue, Apr 16
    UMB Auditorium
    Apr 16, 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    If we are going to make meaningful reductions in our city's violent crime, it's going to take all of us. We're doing this event differently than in the past. Join us.
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  • LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR: March 19th
    LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR: March 19th
    Tue, Mar 19
    West Plaza Tower. 3rd Floor
    Mar 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    West Plaza Tower. 3rd Floor, 4700 Belleview Ave #305, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
    Mar 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    West Plaza Tower. 3rd Floor, 4700 Belleview Ave #305, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
    Join us for Happy Hour @ Let it Fly Media!
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  • A Lens into Local Journalism
    A Lens into Local Journalism
    Tue, Feb 27
    UMB Auditorium
    Feb 27, 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Feb 27, 2024, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Where we get our news has changed over the years, and like many industries, "scale" has been the secret to survival. Hear from the leaders of our local news sources as we take a peek into the business of local journalism.
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  • After George Floyd, Now What?
    After George Floyd, Now What?
    Tue, Oct 17
    UMB Auditorium
    Oct 17, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Oct 17, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Hear from some of the top leaders in our community as we discuss one of our nation's most lingering challenges.
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  • LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    Tue, Sep 19
    The Combine
    Sep 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Sep 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Join us @ The Combine for pizza and beer. "Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail."
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  • LIFTKC COFFEE  August 15th
    LIFTKC COFFEE  August 15th
    Tue, Aug 15
    Equal Minded Cafe
    Aug 15, 2023, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Equal Minded Cafe, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
    Aug 15, 2023, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Equal Minded Cafe, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
    "Leadership, in Focus, Together. Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail." Come any time between 7:30am and 9:00am. Stay as little or as long as you like!
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  • Smart Cities and the Future of Kansas City
    Smart Cities and the Future of Kansas City
    Tue, Jul 18
    UMB Downtown Auditorium
    Jul 18, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Jul 18, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Our city will be smarter than you think. Join us, as we learn about what the future might look like...
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  • LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    Tue, Jun 20
    The Combine
    Jun 20, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Jun 20, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    The Combine, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Join us @ The Combine for pizza and beer. "Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail."
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  • #forwardandbetter: KC's new Chief and our Veteran Prosecutor
    #forwardandbetter: KC's new Chief and our Veteran Prosecutor
    Mon, May 15
    UMB Downtown Auditorium
    May 15, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    May 15, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    KCPD is under new leadership. Join us, as we hear from KC's first-ever permanent female Chief and Jackson County Prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker, as they share their vision to move our city #forwardandbetter.
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  • LIFTKC COFFEE  March 21st
    LIFTKC COFFEE  March 21st
    Tue, Mar 21
    Aixois
    Mar 21, 2023, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Aixois, 251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
    Mar 21, 2023, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
    Aixois, 251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
    "Leadership, in Focus, Together. Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail." Come any time between 7:30am and 9:00am. Stay as little or as long as you like!
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  • LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    LIFTKC HAPPY HOUR @ The Combine
    Tue, Feb 21
    Kansas City
    Feb 21, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Kansas City, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Feb 21, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Kansas City, 2999 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Join us @ The Combine for pizza and beer. "Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail."
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  • The Allure of Downtown Stadiums in KC
    The Allure of Downtown Stadiums in KC
    Tue, Jan 17
    UMB Downtown Auditorium
    Jan 17, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Jan 17, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    New sports stadiums in KC? Hear from the players making it happen behind the scenes as we discuss the #impact on our community and beyond.
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  • LIFTKC COFFEE
    LIFTKC COFFEE
    Wed, Dec 14
    Aixois
    Dec 14, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Aixois, 251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
    Dec 14, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Aixois, 251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
    "Leadership, in Focus, Together. Because when we know our neighbors, we won't let them fail." Come any time between 7am and 8:30am. Stay as little or as long as you like!
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  • #ForwardandBetter: Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work, At Home, and in our Community
    #ForwardandBetter: Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work, At Home, and in our Community
    Tue, Sep 20
    UMB Downtown Auditorium
    Sep 20, 2022, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Sep 20, 2022, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Addressing our community's mental health challenges can be our competitive advantage.
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  • Forward and Better: In Pursuit of Our Common Success
    Forward and Better: In Pursuit of Our Common Success
    Thu, Jun 16
    UMB Downtown Auditorium
    Jun 16, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Jun 16, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    UMB Downtown Auditorium, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Join the conversation with KC Councilwoman Melissa Robinson, VP @ MRI Global Dean Gray, and CEO @ Swope Health Jeron Ravin, as we discuss what we've learned, and how we move "Forward and Better."
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  • G.I.F.T. with Brandon Calloway
    G.I.F.T. with Brandon Calloway
    Wed, Sep 23
    Zoom Event. Link Provided
    Sep 23, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Zoom Event. Link Provided
    Sep 23, 2020, 4:30 PM
    Zoom Event. Link Provided
    "What we need is a grassroots effort to support black owned businesses in the city's core." And so, they did it.
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  • We've Built a City We Cannot Afford
    We've Built a City We Cannot Afford
    Wed, Jul 15
    Zoom: Link sent 48 hours prior to event
    Jul 15, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom: Link sent 48 hours prior to event
    Jul 15, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom: Link sent 48 hours prior to event
    Hear Dennis Strait of Gould Evans share the history of Kansas City, and how we're sitting on a serious infrastructure problem.
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  • Visionary Transit with KCATA's Robbie Makinen
    Visionary Transit with KCATA's Robbie Makinen
    Wed, Jan 15
    UMB Headquarters
    Jan 15, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    UMB Headquarters, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    Jan 15, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    UMB Headquarters, 1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
    City Council unanimously approved free bus fare. Learn from the man behind the vision, Robbie Makinen, CEO of KCATA.
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