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UP WITH PEOPLE EXISTS TODAY TO

S P A R K PEOPLE INTO

ON

ACTIO

IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF THEIR

COMMUNITIES,

THE WORLD WHILE

COUNTRIES AND

BUILDING BR IDGE S

OF UNDERSTANDING AS A

FOUNDATION FOR

WORLDPEACE.

2012ANNUALREPORT


[OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS]

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J. Blanton Belk, Chairman Emeritus | Founder, Up with People, Arizona, USA Charles E. Jarrett, Chairman | Chief Legal Officer, Progressive Insurance, Ohio, USA Alain L. Thiry | President & Chief Executive Officer, Up with People, Colorado, USA Neil Ayotte, Vice Chairman | Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Medtronic Inc., Minnesota, USA Tim Andersen | General Manager East Division, McDonald’s Corporation, Illinois, USA Cynthia Banks | Executive Director & Founder, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, Colorado, USA David Baudler | President, Cargill AgHorizons US, Minnesota, USA Angel Cortes | President & CEO, Overdrive Direct Marketing, Florida, USA Marybeth Cunningham | Retired Director of Global Operations, General Motors, Florida, USA Robert Cygnaeus | CEO, KIBI Software Solutions, Sweden Louisa Crockett Davis | Retired CEO, Specialty Food Holding, Washington, USA David Eaton | Founder & MD, Global Novations, Massachusetts, USA Guadalupe Esparza Mendez | Founder & CEO, DCH (KnowWho), Mexico Carey Ford Mammen | Chief Producer, Ford Project Management Group, Illinois, USA John Hall | Founder & President, Endless Horizons, Virginia, USA David Lin | Chairman, Limex, Inc., Taiwan Jon Nudi | President, General Mills Snacks Division, Minnesota, USA Dale Penny | President & CEO, Student Conservation Association (SCA), Vermont, USA Stuart Shepherd | Executive Director, University of Nebraska, Nebraska 4-H Foundation, Nebraska, USA Jeff Zadroga, Secretary | President, Up with People International Alumni Association, New York, USA


[LETTER FROM OUR CEO] Dear Friends, 2012 was another great year for Up with People. We continue to stabilize the company and strengthen our financial position. That is due in great part to the support we receive from all of you. The continuity of the management team also plays a key part in our success, and I feel it is noteworthy to recognize that we have been working together for four years and all continue to have the same “end in mind.� We continued to increase enrollment in the spring cast with over 100 students and 22 countries represented, and we once again visited multiple continents where our message of peace and hope is still very well received. We welcomed our first Iraqi student in Cast A 2012, who brought a new outlook to share with our students and a great deal of knowledge about his country and culture. 2012 was also a significant year in that the Up with People program received formal recognition for the unique educational experience we provide when Florida Southern College joined us as our new academic partner. Our first students opted into this study abroad program where the collaboration of traditional academic coursework and experiential and workshop-based education will result in 12 transferable academic credits. Camp Up with People was another resounding success with 12 countries represented in sold-out sessions during the summer. In June, we invited a special cast of over 50 students to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The momentum is growing and we are looking forward to another great year with many new programs. Our 50th Anniversary is just around the corner and the enthusiasm is growing. We are hoping to bring this celebration to the world and reach 50 cities around the globe. Together, we will celebrate 50 great years of inspired community service and uplifting music, while building the foundation for the next 50 years.

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I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and hope to see all of you on the road in the near future. Sincerely,

Alain L. Thiry President & CEO

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[OUR PROGRAM COMPONENTS] We travel to where we can make a positive difference in the world. We increase mutual cultural understanding by staying with local host families wherever we travel. Host families generously share their lives and homes, and year after year, this proves to be one of the most impactful components of the Up with People experience. During the 22-week tour, participants travel from city to city discovering what makes each region unique. They gain an understanding of its politics, history, culture, geography and economics. This experiential learning is enhanced by leadership workshops and educational seminars focusing on international topics and cultural exchange. The curriculum includes readings, exercises, simulations, group discussions and team projects.

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GL0BAL EDUCATION

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WORLD TRAVEL

We broaden understanding as a foundation for peace by traveling with other participants from around the world. We value diversity of thought, experience and culture among our participants who come from all regions and countries of the world, to provide a multi-cultural experience for all involved. We nurture and develop global citizenship in all of our participants.

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INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

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Up with People provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches servant leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world.


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To promote awareness of ways that community members can positively serve their community, we align with local charitable organizations and work alongside them to provide hundreds of hours of service. Our participants learn about the needs of the communities we visit and community members see how together, they can make a positive difference in their own backyard.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Up with People was founded on the principle of using the universal language of music as a way to inspire, energize, educate and communicate. In each city the cast visits, participants perform in a vibrant and moving musical stage show that brings the community together, celebrates the Up with People mission and integrates the stories of community partners.

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

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UP WITH PEOPLE EXISTS TODAY TO SPARK PEOPLE INTO ACTION IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF THEIR COMMUNITIES, COUNTRIES AND THE WORLD WHILE BUILDING BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING AS A FOUNDATION FOR WORLD PEACE.

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[CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS] [PLATINUM STAR PARTNERS] $10,000 - $49,999

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Anschutz Foundation Avera Health James G. Boswell Foundation Dalumve - Denmark Eiendomsspar El Pomar Foundation General Mills Gobierno Municipal Los Mochis Grills Family Foundation H. Ayuntamiento de Aguascalientes Instituto de Cultura Zapopan Kiwanis Club of Vise, Belgium Kouvola Education Authority McDonald/Cunningham Family Foundation Midcontinent Communications Pandox Pelican Bay at Lucaya Red Wing Shoe Company Rotary Club Gistel SEB Trygg Liv Second Saturdays, Inc. Seinajoki Joint Municipal Education Authority Sparbanken Rekarne AB State of South Dakota Tec de Monterrey Campus Toluca University of Arizona University of Quintana Roo UWP Alumni of Hasselt UWPIAA

[GOLD STAR PARTNERS] $5,000 - 9,999

Ahome Dispierta - Municipio Anvia Argus Leader The Cleveland Foundation Coldwell Banker Community Fund Elite Brands of Colorado/Terry Cekola HenkinSchultz Communication Instituto Universitario Franco - Ingles de Mexico SC ISIC McDonald’s Corporation

Mercury Payment Systems, LLC Patronato de la Iglesia en Zacatelco, Tlaxcala Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia Results Radio Winton Road Broadcasting, LLC

[SILVER STAR PARTNERS] $2,000 - 4,999

The Abbey Events Complex Ahome Dispierta - Municipio ARAMARK Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Co. Cervaceria Modelo en el Pacifico Cheyenne Mountain Resort City of Aztec, NM City of Farmington, NM Colegio Cristobal Colon Coppel Courtyard Marriott Durango Dermatology The Denver Foundation Gray Line Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice The Hilton Hotel IB School South Kelo-Land Television M. Leeder Construction Merrion Family Foundation Pepe’s Pizza Pine Cliff Village Posada Don Pelayo - Hotel Ruidoso Ford Lincoln - Mercury San Juan College Seinajoen Energia Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls Ford, Inc. State of NM - San Juan County Bill Summers Ford Surgical Cell Service, PLC Wheel Fun Rentals

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[BRONZE STAR PARTNERS] $1,000 - 1,999

American Home Shields Augustana College CJ’s Diner Coldwell Banker Home Loans Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Dakota Bowl First United Methodist Church Fuller Family Fund of The Denver Foundation Grace O’Malley’s Guardian Title Holiday Inn Hotel Tucson City Center Inn Suites Howard A. Jones & Shirley V. Jones Family Foundation Lindner Chevrolet Phil Long Ford and Motor City Madtemplet Skovens Restaurant Monfort - Mazatlan Niels Petersen Automobiler Northern Colorado 5 Olive Garden O’Rielly Motor Company PHL Provicial School The Bob Pike Group PwC Roberts Family Foundation San Juan County School Bus, Inc. Sierra Blanca Motor Co. Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Kouvola Subway Trycksaks Byran

[STAND UP NOW] Verse You can see it in her eyes - she holds so much pain But no one says a word, when they laugh and call her names Whatcha gonna do, are you gonna do, Whatcha gonna do, are you gonna do, what’s right You hold the key, you have the opportunity to Chorus (x 2) Stand up now, lift up your voices Stand up now, this is your time Stand up now, we all have choices Rise and fight with kindness Verse He sits all alone, cautious and afraid As they push him to the ground, not a single word is said. Whatcha gonna do, are you gonna do, Whatcha gonna do, are you gonna do, what’s right You can set him free Chorus (x 2) Rap verse Hey yo we gotta stand up... even thru adversity, Cuz troubles always come around trying to ruin you and me We gotta fight back with love as the answer, Gotta push the hate down let ‘em see us stand up, We need to spread the peace and let the hate die, Knowing that... we can achieve something great rise! And stand firm when you’re going thru the struggle, When people trying to break you down remain humble... Know that you’re worth more than they treat you, Try as they can, but don’t let ‘em deceive you, Just stand tall and nothing can reach you, Though some people are cruel don’t let them defeat you... Chorus © Up with People

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[OUR HONOR ROLL OF DONORS] [DIAMOND STAR PARTNERS]

[SILVER STAR PARTNERS]

Angel Cortes Chuck and Stephanie Jarrett

Carmen and Sandra Beck Kathi Jo Betsinger Joesolyn Calderon-Kidd Christine Coffin David Eaton and Jennifer Scully-Eaton Barry and Julie Gore Kevin Lillehei Mary Jane Loevlie Danielle Moffett John Peterson and Jill Pedicord Peterson Erik Rasmussen Steve and Terry Woods

$50,000 +

[PLATINUM STAR PARTNERS] $10,000 - 49,999

Tim Andersen and Randy Faiai Charles and Marybeth Cunningham Jack and Barbara Fowler Michael Lunt Jens Mammen and Carey A. Ford Betty McDonald Alberto Sanchez

[GOLD STAR PARTNERS] $5,000 - 9,999

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David and Sharon Baudler Blanton and Betty Belk Guadalupe Esparza Mendez William John Hall William Holmes Robin Lokerman Thomas and Linda McArthur Dale and Mindy Penny Walter (Kamika) Smith Alain and Shawne Thiry The Estate of Madeleine Usher Wilson Paul and Isolde Woidke

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$2,000 - 4,999

[BRONZE STAR PARTNERS] $1,000 - 1,999

Gary and Cris Aboussie Neil and Amy Ayotte Terry Cekola Nancy Cho Sari Dahl Jug and Colleen Eastman Bruce and Linda Erley Anne Gallagher Norman Hadsell David Petersen and Amy Hoffbauer-Petersen Jill Johnson Paul and Cynthia Kinney Wayne Leiss Eric and Jill Lentz Chris and Marcee Mygatt Aaron and Anne Rodriguez Frederick and Elisabeth Ship Shawn Snelgrove Reed and Jennifer Thompson Linda Weil Buki Wright


$500 - 999

Randall Anderson Mehmet Baha Gordon and Cynthia Banks Lynne March Baptista Jim Berry and Gavin Headlee James and Maria Burns Keith and Pamela Frohreich Lindsey Frothingham Robert and Patricia Glassner Jacquie Hall John L. Hall Bill and Lynn Hodge Leo and Kathy Jaschke Ron and Deborah Jenkins Nathan Kafka Brittain and Donna Jean Kisshauer Kerry and Debra Klotzman Samuel and Stephanie Lanham Owen and Kathleen Lentz Abby Lucero John Marion Isaac and Gretchen Mertes Mark and Kelly Mollison Brian and Jennifer Mygatt Rich and Cherie Nagel Robert and Janet Neary John and Ann Parker Tove Post-Roberts Mario and Frances Romero Michael and Suzanne Shaw Joseph and Ellen Thomas Anne Via Patrick Walloch Paul Whitaker Jeff Zadroga

$250 - 499

Grant and Gretchen Axton Stefan and Elisheva Basseri Rodney Brennen Robert Bunn Rafael Cardoso Steve and Martha Cearley Darrick and Beth Christopher Steve and Lynn Colwell Ted and Mary Colwell Christopher and Christina Comparato H. Alice Dalby Kenneth Des Lauriers David and Joan Deuch Colleen Dowd Martin and Susan Duffy Shawn Dunning William Edwards Kerry Failoni Michael Falzon Gordon and Jeanne Farner Jesse Gamueda John and Rachel Gherlein Sheryl Hall Scott Hanson James and Jody Hardwick Kevin and Jill Hart Fred and Joyce Heismeyer Michelle Jacobsen Christopher Russ and Amy Jordan Russ Nissan and Deborah Joseph Paul and Eloise Kelly Jeff and Sammie Kinder Al and Janice Kivel Mary Koukkari

Robert and Joanne Lane Sean McCarthy Bruce and Lynn Morgan Sam and Patricia Morse Tomas Orea Perry and Karin Palmer Tad and Terry Patterson Rick Pepin and Andy Doerr Marcia Perkins Marianne Plumley Jeff and Mary Power Shane and Shawn Marie Prevost Jerry Purvis Donna Reed Eric and Laurie Roster Maria Rotter Ann Marie Sanders Anthony and Natalie Sundermeier David and Tracy Tolmie Karen Trujillo Brian and Marilyn Truwe Tom and Karen Valdez Sandy Warner Doug and Barbara Whitehead Linda Williams Michael Williams and Ashley Borden Williams Randy and Lisa Wilson

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[OUR STUDENT TESTIMONIALS] What our students have to say about their Up with People experience:

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JOHANNA POE TTER GERMANY | CAST B 2011

“Up with People gave me the focus to decide to work with children in emerging countries. I’ve learned to become more patient and tolerant of others and to respect different cultures. Encouragement and acceptance are my lyrics for life.”

RIC O TH OMPS ON BAHAMAS | CASTS B 2011 & A 2012

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“I want to make a difference by being present. Be willing to step forward and do what is necessary to make a positive impact. To continue to share the message of peace and equality not only through empty words, but through actions that back those words up.”

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KRISSNA MORENO-PACHECO MEXICO | CAST A 2012

“My education continued on the road, and the world was my classroom. I am very curious about what is happening globally, and I saw many beautiful things in the world. We were able to touch people on our tour and pass on the positive spirit of Up with People. I want to continue that experience in my everyday life.”

EMILIO RODRIGUEZ USA | CASTS B 2011 & A 2012

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“I can be a change in the world by being the guy who chooses to speak and wants to listen. I can make a difference because I now know that an act of service means more than the task completed; it sets an example to encourage others.”


[OUR FINANCIAL REVIEW] 40% 37%

[OUR REVENUES] 8%

2% other income

investment income

special event revenue

-1% tuition

$5,781,547

14%

non-cash contributions

Total Revenue

$452,418 2,150,843 2,317,770 806,390 (34,416) 88,542

contributions

Contributions Non-Cash Contributions Tuition Special Event Revenue Investment Income Other Income

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73%

[OUR EXPENSES] 12%

management & general

development & sales

program expenses

4% admissions & scholarships

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11%

Admissions & Scholarships Program Expenses Development & Sales Management & General Total Expenses

$691,582 4,181,601 249,041 646,623 $5,768,847


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