Click Here to purchase your tickets for the 2018 Gala on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver.


Get Ready for Up with People’s Seventh Annual Gala

Join us at our Gala on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in association with Elite Brands of Colorado. The event includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, three-course meal, special appeal paddle raise, and a dynamic performance by Cast A 2018. The event will begin with the cocktail hour and silent auction at 5:30 PM. The program begins at 7:00 PM and will end around 10:00 PM. We invite all guests to stay for the post-Gala party which is an additional cost.

To book a room at the Grand Hyatt in Up with People’s room block, click here. The deadline to reserve a room is February 12. 

For more information, contact Megan Luebke, Annual Giving and Stewardship Program Manager, at mluebke@upwithpeople.org or +1 720.215.3219.

2018 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Patron Sponsors

  • Camp Up with People and Up with People Jr.
  • Casey Cortese (’88E)
  • Chuck Jarrett (’74A)
  • Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
  • Dale (’71A) and Mindy Penny
  • Dave (’74B) and Joye Smith
  • Guaranteed Rate Affinity
  • Isaak Bond Investments
  • Jennifer (’73B) and Reed (’72B) Thompson
  • Jill Pedicord Peterson (’82B) and John Peterson
  • Johnson Storage and Moving
  • Karen Isaak Valdez (’78A) and Tom Valdez
  • Patrick Clayton (’98B)
  • Real Property Management
  • Steve Burtis
  • The Key Contacts
  • Up with People International Alumni Association
  • Val Lawlor (’69A) and Carol Molln (’69B)
  • 5280 Magazine

  • 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.


    More Than $300,000 Raised at 2017 Up with People Gala in Denver

    It’s quickly becoming the event of the year in the Denver community. On Saturday, March 4, more than 400 alumni and supporters of Up with People gathered at The Grand Hyatt for Up with People’s 2017 Gala. This fifth annual event was presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in association with Elite Brands of Colorado, and was supported by Mike Shaw Subaru/Mike Shaw Buick GMC and Fuller Western Real Estate.

    The event was like no other past Up with People gala as it was the first time that an entire cast – comprised of 100 international performers – was featured. The cast’s energy and enthusiasm elevated the excitement of all in the room and helped raise more than $300,000 for Up with People’s education and performing arts programs. As always, we have great support from our alumni community and are grateful to our sponsors, host committee members, and auction donors.


    Thank you to our 2017 Gala Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

    Associate Sponsor

    Supporting Sponsors

    • Mike Shaw Subaru
    • Mike Shaw Buick GMC
    • Fuller Western Real Estate

    Patron Sponsors

    • IPG (Initial Production Group)
    • Up with People International Alumni Association
    • Patrick J Clayton Productions
    • Colorado Homes and Lifestyles
    • Johnson Storage and Moving
    • Real Property Management
    • Mark and Hilary Langston
    • Chuck Jarrett
    • Jill Pedicord Peterson and John Peterson
    • Reed and Jennifer Thompson
    • Bruce and Linda Erley
    • Isaak Bond Investments
    • 5280 Magazine
    • BZB Printers
    • Camp Up with People and Up with People Jr.
    • Castle Edge Insurance Agency, Inc.
    • The Susan Baker Family
    • Dale and Mindy Penny
    • Carey A. Ford
    • Karen Isaak Valdez and Tom Valdez
     

    2017 Gala