We are Uncover kc

Our Mission

Uncover KC creates positive social impact through civic engagement services and programs that connect people and spark action.

It’s not only important to want to help, it’s vital to understand what our community actually needs. We identify communities with the most need and connect them with individuals & organizations best suited to serve them. Everyone has unique skills, talents, and privilege. It’s our goal to help people recognize these strengths and share them with those who need it.

The Uncover KC Story

Uncover KC Founders Brent Lager and Brent Lobdell

In 2013, lifelong friends Brent Lager and Brent Lobdell began a search for a meaningful way to give back to their community. It took two frustrating months of research and unreturned phone calls and emails before their search was over. They knew there had to be a better way — if it was easier to find fulfilling ways to give back, more people would do it. Uncover KC was born.

In the first five years, their mission led to 20,000 volunteers, 50,000 service hours, and $1.3 million saved by area nonprofits. Uncover KC has since become a vital collective impact organization, creating programs and services that bring together individuals, businesses, nonprofits, foundations, education, and government to work more efficiently toward common goals for maximum impact and a stronger community. That is what UKC is all about — impact.

None of this would be possible without the dedication, passion, and combined effort of a small but mighty full-time staff, volunteers, board of directors, advisory members, donors, and supporters. Together, they create the supportive, inclusive culture that continuously breeds innovation, creativity, and growth.

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Join Our Team

Do you want to join the Uncover KC family? Have any experience with organizing or planning events? What about graphic design? There are plenty of ways you can get involved. UKC services are growing and we’re looking for more members of the Kansas City community to help.


Katlyn Baker



Katie McGinniss


McGinniss Consulting

Patrick Storm


Spotlight Analyst Relations

Cole Leon


Farmers Insurance

Colin Barnes



Brent Lager


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Madalyn Hague

Vice-President of Operations

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Diana Reynolds

Vice-President Of Volunteer Management

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Julie Jameson

Director of Volunteer Management

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Macenzie Tucker

Director of Programming

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Payton Covert

Director of Volunteer Management

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DeeDee Lowland

Director Of Development

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Jayden Hicks

Volunteer Management Coordinator

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December Brammer

Director of Events

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Nathan Spencer

Director of Race Management

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Cozetta Smith

Content Creator

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Tiera Montgomery

Director of Communications

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Chelsey Butts University of Missouri – Kansas City

Debbie Coats Debra L. Coats, CPA

Sara Cooper Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) 

Luca Ferrieri Client Services

Daren Fristoe Human Resource Services

Aaron Houx Vanguard Packaging

Matt Judd Spotlight Analyst Relations

Danny Lobdell MVP Law Firm

Trey Palmer Origami Air

Emma Sauer University of Missouri – Kansas City

Vipada (Ann) Songsermsawad  Graphic Designer

Jim Wilkinson Financial Services

Iyanla Williams KC Shepherd’s Center


Nikki Clark Verus Consulting

Scott Crist First Business Bank

Mark Davis Realquantum

Darryan Fields Spotlight Analyst Relations

Kaylie Kappelmann Ball State University

John Koster JR & Co. Roofing Contractors

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council volunteers

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Software Engineer

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Join The Uncover KC Family


Come join us on Saturday, March 30 for our annual signature event – a photo scavenger hunt in downtown KC. All funds help provide grants for our experiential learning programs.

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