Annual Gala

SAVE THE DATE | Up with People 2019 Gala

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center


Up with People Gala 2018 | A Huge Success

March 3, 2018 was definitely a day to celebrate! Up with People hosted its seventh annual fundraising Gala at the Grand Hyatt. More than 450 alumni and friends of Up with People attended the event in person and, for the first time, it was streamed LIVE to our alumni and and supporters around the world. A huge thank you to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for their presenting sponsorship, and Elite Brands of Colorado for their associated sponsorship (donated wine!). We were also excited to add Holland and Knight Law Offices in Denver and ICE3D as first time supporting sponsors. A highlight of the event was honoring First Lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee, who was the recipient of the 2018 President's Award due to her passion for the arts and youth through her Bringing Back the Arts Foundation. She wowed the audience that night with her musical ability. The event raised more than $320,000 to support Up with People and its students.

Presenting Sponsor

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Associate Sponsor

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Patron Sponsors

About the Up with People Gala

The Up with People Gala is a premier fundraising event that takes place every spring in Denver, Colorado, United States. Alumni, host families, cast member families, prospective students, community members, and all supporters are invited to attend. The event features a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, auction, special appeal, and a high-energy, live performance by the international Up with People cast. This is a great evening to reconnect with friends, meet new people, and celebrate a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is making a meaningful impact on the world. 

2018 Gala Photos

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2017 Gala Photos

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