2015 Annual Report

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2015 Annual Report


The moment is now.

What an historic year this has been for Up with People. Coming on the heels of our first visit to Israel the 50th Anniversary celebration began with our first invitation to Cuba where thousands of students welcomed our cast members from 21 countries. January saw the debut of our new show The Journey which celebrates the impact of over 22,000 alumni who have shared the Up with People experience. The year culminated in Orlando, Florida where thousands of alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the past and launch the next half century. Throughout this year we were proud of the members of Cast B 2014 and Cast A 2015 who lived with hundreds of host families, performed their show celebrating our common humanity, volunteered thousands of hours of community service and inspired youth in each city to make a positive difference in their schools, communities and world.

Up with People’s mission couldn’t be more needed than it is right now!

As you will see in this publication, this past year has garnered the support of many who have made an investment in Up with People! We are an organization that depends on the support of alumni, sponsors, foundations, host families, and many friends. We are humbled and honored at the level of engagement, commitment and passion from all of these generous supporters. Thank you for believing in the mission of Up with People! Your commitment ensured the success during this milestone year. Today our world is increasingly divided by race, ethnicity, and religious or political polarization. We see increased mistrust of those “different” from us which often leads to violence. In this environment, our youth are seeking ways of developing the qualities and values of global citizenship. Up with People’s mission couldn’t be more needed than it is right now! On behalf of our Board of Directors, our worldwide staff and our international casts, we would like to say thank you for all you did to make this a monumental year for Up with People! Sincerely,

Contents Letter.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 50 Years of Impact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A Year of Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . 3 First Visit to Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 From the Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Dale Penny President and CEO

Charles Jarrett Chairman of the Board

The moment is now.

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367 original songs have been written

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A Year of Celebration UWP’s 50th Anniversary Gala More than 400 UWP alumni and supporters gathered for our fourth annual Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Denver presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in association with Elite Brands. More than $300,000 was raised for UWP and its programs at the Gala which is now becoming a “don’t miss” event.

UWP Celebrates 50 Years

Happy Birthday, Mr. Belk!

More than 3,000 alumni and friends gathered in Orlando, FL for UWP’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

UWP Founder, J. Blanton Belk, celebrates 90th Birthday with friends and family in Tucson, AZ.

“I have learned to understand people, accept the differences, and appreciate life.”

Asmita Dhital (‘15A); Nepal

1965 Sing Out ‘65 performs the first public shows on August 7th and 8th before 2800 people at the Ezio Pinza Outdoor Theater in North Stamford, CT

1968 Up with People’s first performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City

1969 Up with People performs for King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium

First Visit to Cuba

UWP’s Visit to Cuba is One to Remember In October 2014, UWP’s Cast B 2014 traveled to Cuba for the first time in the organization’s history via special permission from Fernando Rojas, the Vice Minister of Culture in Cuba.

“You made us believe again.” Cuban Government Official

1972 Up with People performs at the Olympic Village Theatre, Munich after the tragic massacre of Israeli athletes

1976 Up with People performs in Super Bowl X in Miami, FL for a live audience of 80,100 and 57.7 million TV viewers

1978 Up with People’s first visit to the People’s Republic of China, becoming the first multi-national youth group to visit the country in 29 years



From the Road: Cast B 2014

CAST B 2014 HIGHLIGHTS Touring Cuba for the first time in the organization’s history

Celebrating the beginning of the carnival season in Maastricht, The Netherlands

Visiting Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the home of Camp UWP

CAST B 2014 IMPACT public 45 performances

Cast B 2014 at the site of the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany

17 communities


110 community action sites

$ $89,114

raised for beneficiaries

13,676 youth reached

through school projects

Stayed with


host families

“It is amazing how we, as a cast and individuals, are able to impact so many people in so many different communities.”

Joram De Maeseneer (‘14B), Belgium

1980 Combined performance with Belgian National Orchestra in Brussels celebrating the 150th anniversary of Belgium

1988 Up with People tours the Soviet Union at the height of Glasnost

1989 Up with People cast celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall in Goslar and West Berlin with West and East Germans

From the Road: Cast A 2015

CAST A 2015 HIGHLIGHTS Performing the first shows of UWP’s 50th Anniversary show, The Journey

Meeting Princess Margriet of The Netherlands, a longtime friend of UWP

Performing for hundreds of European alumni at the European alumni meeting in Munich

CAST A 2015 IMPACT public 35 performances

16 communities


110 community action sites

$ $108,977

raised for beneficiaries

22,834 youth reached

Cast A 2015 performing the Premiere of “The Journey” in Denver, CO

through school projects

Stayed with


host families

“I want to be a role model for those who seek change.” Rafael Schneider (‘15A), Brazil

1990 Up with People’s 25th Anniversary celebration held in Denver, CO

1994 Up with People performs on New Year Eve’s 1994 in Hong Kong sponsored by the Urban Council and Hong Kong Telecom

1999 Up with People performs at the first Celebration of Peace event with Colin Powell in Denver, CO



Partners The moment is now.

UWP and Kiwanis Continue to Work Together In exchange for visibility and recognition with Kiwanis’ family clubs, UWP has taken an active role in promoting the Kiwanis brand which aligns well with UWP’s mission.

“UWP is more relevant now than ever. When I visited Camp UWP, I felt a part of a big family full of people who care. It let me believe that we can live in a better world when good and peace control it.” Fabi Shtein Naor Mother of Etal, Camp UWP participant In the summer of 2014, Camp UWP had 76 campers from 15 countries and 23 States in the U.S.

A total of 23 students successfully completed the Study Abroad program through Florida Southern University during the 2015 fiscal year.

“The study abroad program offers so many unique, experiential learning experiences. The entire UWP experience is essentially our laboratory.”

Charlotte Loopuijt (‘14A), Switzerland

2000 Up with People participates in the 15th World Youth Day in Rome for the second time

2007 Up with People makes second appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City for 60 million TV viewers

2008 Up with People produces and performs in the Opening Ceremony of the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA

Board of Directors

“What the host families receive from the UWP cast members is 100 times greater than we give!” Michael J. Fields Region 3 Trustee and Chairman of the 100th Anniversary Celebration for Kiwanis International of the Cal-Nev-HA District, and proud UWP host family from Orange County, CA.

Board of Directors Mr. Chuck Jarrett, Chairman Chief Legal Officer, Progressive, Ohio, USA Mr. Tim Andersen Vice President - U.S. Operations, McDonald’s U.S.A., LLC, llinois, USA Ms. Cynthia Hoffman Cochran President, Up with People International Alumni Association, Minnesota, USA Mr. Mark Conzemius President, Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota, South Dakota, USA Mr. Angel Cortes CEO/President, Overdrive Direct Marketing, Florida, USA Mr. Robert Cygnaeus Chief Executive Officer, KIBI Software Solutions, Sweden Ms. Louisa Crockett Davis Retired; CEO, Specialty Food Holding, Washington, USA

Honorary Lifetime Board Members J. Blanton Belk, Chairman Emeritus Founder, Up with People, AZ Captain Eugene Cernan, Honorary Chair, Houston, TX Manuel Arango Mexico City, Mexico Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Denver, CO Spencer Christian San Francisco, CA Dan Cook III Dallas, TX Tom Cruikshank Dallas, TX John Fuller Denver, CO Barry Hirschfeld Denver, CO

Lawrence Lunt Greenwich, CT Robert G. Marbut San Antonio, TX John Parker Denver, CO Shoichiro Toyoda Tokyo, Japan Hugh Soest Jackson Hole, WY Pieter van Vollenhoven Apledoorn, The Netherlands Peter Voevodsky Tucson, AZ Frances Wolfson Naples, FL

Ms. Guadalupe Esparza Mendez Founder and CEO, DCH (KnowWho), Mexico City, Mexico Ms. Carey Ford Chief Producer, Ford Project Management Group, Illinois, USA Mr. Michael Goldberg CEO, Zimmerman Advertising, Florida, USA Mr. John Hall Founder and President, Endless Horizons, Virginia, USA Ms. Tracy Nichols Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Florida, USA Mr. Dale Penny President & CEO, Up with People, Colorado, USA Mr. Jose Antonio Rios Chairman & CEO, Celistics, Florida, USA Dr. Matt Thompson President & CEO, Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas, USA

“UWP’s uplifting message to our city did not dissolve as the tour bus drove away. Continue to do great work. The world needs it!”

Clare Persson , Sponsor in Laconia, NH

2011 Up with People welcomes campers to the inaugural session of Camp Up with People in Harrisonburg, VA

2014 Up with People’s historic first tour of Israel with shows in Tiberias and Ramat Gan

2014 Up with People tours Cuba for the first time and performs in Santa Clara and Havana

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The moment is now. When UWP’s Cast B 2015 traveled to Cuba, an inspired audience member said: “UWP is putting a crack in the wall between the United States and Cuba.”

The moment is now.


Fiscal Year 2015 Donor List Gifts Received from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 3015

Global Leaders Circle UWP established the Global Leaders Circle, a leadership giving society that recognizes the dedication demonstrated by a special group of donors who have made annual, cumulative contributions of $1,000 or more. These leaders share their commitments to see UWP prosper as a spark for people to meet the needs of their communities, countries, & the world while building understanding as a foundation for world peace. We are grateful for your support of our program! Anonymous


$50,000 +

Betty McDonald Estate

$10,000 ‑ $49,999 Arch & Laura Brown Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett

Carey A. Ford & Jens Mammen Jack & Barbara Fowler

Tim Andersen & Randy Faiai Terry Cekola Marybeth & Charles Cunningham John Elorriaga Jody Hall Jeffrey & Penny Hamel

Phil Harding & Kim Cressman Rick & Debbie Hiner Herbert Kai Richard & Kimberly Matteson Chris & Marcee Mygatt Buck & Bobbie O’Rielly

William J. Hall & Ingrid DeSanctis Humberto & Czarina Lopez

$5,000 ‑ $9,999 Dale & Mindy Penny Kamika Smith Tracy & David Tolmie Linda Weil

$2,000 ‑ $4,999 Neil & Amy Ayotte Renee Byrd-Lewis & Tim Lewis Cyndi Carlson John & Christine Coffin Elaine Crepeau Mark & Louisa Davis Sam Detrick & Audrey Embs Detrick Patrick Flynn Keith & Pamela Frohreich Drs. Joseph Gorvetzian & Nancy Croker

John L. Hall Thomas & Joanne Healy Robert & Katherine Hogan Jeff Johnson Jill C. Johnson Tom & Susie MacLean Todd & Cate McKee Isaac & Gretchen Mertes Mark & Kelly Via-Mollison Tracy Nichols & Gerald Sanchez

Terry & Lindsay Adams Eric & Rebecca Anderson Tracy Arnn Kenneth Ashby & Maris Segal J. Blanton & Betty Belk Jim Berry & Gavin Headlee Joyce & Michael Boran Leo Caradonna Darrick & Beth Christopher Sandra & Mark Clark Cyndie Collins-Bertrand & Scott Bertrand Mark & Jeanie Conzemius George & Julee Daranyi Jug & Colleen Eastman Bruce & Linda Erley Michael P. Falzon John & Jeannie Fuller William Fung Anne Gallagher David & Leslie Gardner Rusty & Mary Garrett Patricia & Robert Glassner John & Aline Goodman

Hunter Gresham Norman W. Hadsell Ted Halbert & Carol Bowar Thomas & Oleta Hoffman Cal & Loretta Isaak Michelle C. Jacobson Connie & Kurt Johnson Amy Jordan Russ & Chris Russ Jeff & Sammie Kinder Brittain & Donna Jean Kisshauer Kevin & Zona Kreidle Jill & Bill Kunstle Tim & Charlotte Lane Mark & Hilary Langston Wayne Leiss Eric & Jill Lentz Robin Lokerman & Bojan Tercon Erick H. Long Sean McCarthy Craig & Brenda Moran Brian & Jennifer Mygatt Scott J. Nelson Mike Newnum

Retta & Brad Overturf Jill Pedicord Peterson & John Peterson Robert & Diane Phillips Lolly Plank Frank & Gladys Ritter Terry & Kicki Schade Dave & Joye Smith Bob & Ann Volz

$1,000 ‑ $1,999 Sandra & Eli Owens Karin Palmer Amy & David Petersen Barbara Reece Hannah & Joe Robson Aaron & Anne Rodriguez Martha S. Runnette & Michael A. Diana Maurice Salth Frederick Shipley Rob Speidel Bill & Pamela Steel Don Taylor Shan Thomas Reed & Jennifer Thompson Rick Von Feldt Craig & Connie Weatherup Elizabeth Weil Paul Whitaker Steve & Terry Woods Buki Wright Jeff Zadroga

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of gift level & donor names unless otherwise requested. If you find an error or omission, please contact Up with People’s Office of Advancement at 720.407.5523 or LMotooka@upwithpeople.org so that we can correct our records. Thank you.

Donors $500 ‑ $999 Gary & Cris Aboussie Randall M. Anderson Anonymous Ann Arabian Mrs. Rufus Barkley Fred & Wendy Boutin Martin Brennan Barbara Butierez Ted & Mary Colwell Al & Marilyn Cook Kelly McGuire-Diehl Andreas Ekstrom & Lisa Kirsebom Krista Gallaty

Jacquie Hall Fred & Joyce Heismeyer Suzanne Hinton Barry & Arlene Hirschfeld Robert W. Hogan William Jason Deborah Jenkins Charles A. Johnson Glenn & Teri Johnson Jillian Johnson Lindsey L. Johnson-Suddarth & John Suddarth Nathan Kafka

Whitney & Whit Allen Kristen Anderson Anonymous Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Grant & Gretchen Axton Cynthia & Gordon Banks Elisheva Basseri & Stefan Heymanns Rick & Dawn Binford Rodney Brennen Bill & Kathy Burch Jennifer & Leo Carrillo Carol Carter Guido & Colleen Ceyssens Kimberly P. Chandler Gary D. Chapman Elizabeth Clausen Steve & Lynn Colwell Jennifer Covarrubias Gloria Crandall Jennifer & Nirav Dalal Debbie & Perry Desantis Anna-Marie & Michael Devine Lisa Dionisio Eammonn & Kimberly Dolan

Susan & Martin Duffy David Eaton & Jennifer Scully-Eaton Brian & Liz Erley Michael & Julie Erusha Heather Ferrill Michael & Debbi Fields Renita D’Souza Fonseca Nathalie & Jack Fox Wendi & Derek Fuller Malcolm & Anna Gill Bill & Jan Golseth Amy Gopp Neel & Eleanor Hall Scott Hanson Don Hindman Abigail Hull Bruce M. Jennings Scott & Myriam Johnson Vicky Joslin Kipp Kramer & Jennifer Nash Owen & Kathleen Lentz Rob & Jill Lucas Laurian & David Lytle Valerie McBeth & Kevin Allen

Jens & Alicia Kirkeby Christopher Knowlton David & Julie Kochevar Debbie Axel-Lagomarsino Geert Martens & Ray Murray Joel & Kathy McColl Greg & Megan McDonald Heather & John Palmer Ann & John Parker Jennifer Parkhill & Kent MacLennan Richard Rainaldi Jeff & Amy Raval

Renate Ritthaler & Klaus Weichardt Donald & Kay Searcy Harris Sherman John & Kelly Steenhoven Gerald & Gwen Swanson Toshiaki Taguchi Jurg & Marie Tobler Karen Isaak Valdez & Tom Valdez Peter & Reyn Voevodsky David & Janet Walker Patrick Walloch Phil & Leigh Ann Worcester Elizabeth & Jody Wright

$250 ‑ $499 Marilyn H. McCord Linda & Robin McGeorge Curtis & Patricia Merrill Jennifer L. Moody Paul & Kristen Morel Patricia & Sam Morse Christine Myers-Baker Robert & Janet Neary Greg Nelson Linda Newlin Ruffin Brian & Cindy Nienhaus Christine Norum Kathleen O’Sullivan Chelsey Panchot Nancy Pearson Melinda Porter Shane Prevost Robert Prytherch Alissa K. Puckett Larry & Sandra Rodeck Donald & Nancy Rollings Eric Roster John Ruffin Richard Schell & Greg Wragge

Timothy Schuetz & Anna Phelan Mirea & Romyar Sharifi Jim & Johanna Stephens Helen Stewart Julie & Jonathan Stone Jan Sturges Jim & Jill Teas Drew & Stephanie Thompson Hugh & Allyn Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Steven Thu Marilyn & Brian Truwe Bob & Donna Veatch Brian & Julie Walsh Joy Walsh Christian Walton Ralph & Janelle Wappel Bryce & Michelle Wessel Michael & Lucy White Randy Wilson Katie Wurtz Peter & Yukiko Young

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of gift level & donor names unless otherwise requested. If you find an error or omission, please contact Up with People’s Office of Advancement at 720.407.5523 or LMotooka@upwithpeople.org so that we can correct our records. Thank you.

$100 ‑ $249 Peter Adams Eduardo Aguirre-Lazareno Herb & Jane Allen Nathan & Angie Allman Shirley Ameling Anonymous Kerri-Ann Appleton Douglas Armstrong John Ayer Bradley & Cindy Baker Lynne March-Baptista John L. Barrie V. Marie Bechtold Carmen Beck & Sandra Rousse Jenny Belk-Gupta & Ajay Gupta Daniel & Sue Beluk Jan Vazquez-Benjamin Wendy Butler-Berns Conor Bertrand Kevin Bespflug Andrew & Kari Blackman Kristi & David Blanchard Carol Borden Priscilla & Tim Brehm Robert Bulkley Brad P. Bungum & Lene Rindom Dean Burklund Bevin Carithers Tonya & Derrick Carson Raybon & Carlene Chambers Patrick Clayton Cynthia A. Cochran Marcie Colpas Randall Corsi Kathleen Coursen Allen & Daniel Allen Peter & Stephanie Cox Oliver & CS Crary Lori Dahlberg Christina Daigneault Stonier Eric & Amy Daly Timothy P. Daly Kristine Danzinger Jennifer Davis Alma De Jesus Chris & Cathy DeGraff Michelle DeVaughn Angela Dolber Julia & Jeffrey Douglas Carol Duggan Kathleen & Dave Dunnewald Kathleen Eden Emmy K. Eoff Lysa Erkenbrack Tami Fisher Barbara Flasch David Fox Charlotte Francalancia

Gina Francalancia & Leslie Cancienne Walter & Becky Franz Scott Freeman Sary Garcia Paula Gaughan & Brian Schmidt Christine Geissler Danielle Gentry John & Claudia Gherlein Paula Gianetti Michael Gloor Richard & Judy Goddard John & Sandy Gonzalez James & Elisabeth Gould Tara Swanson-Gratz Charles Green Ellen Greene Aimee Greenspan-Crist & Kevin Crist Drs. Paul & Paula Grenier Duane Grischow & Tamara Haughey Tania Grossini Sharon Hamilton Stephanie Hamilton Jeff Hansen & Christine Norum Jarvis & Nancy Harriman Kellee Hasler Ginnie Haunschild Emanuel & Sandra Hellman Peg Heyman Mary Hickey Steve & Carol Hickner Bill & Karen Hogan Margaret Hogan Betsy Hollingsworth Magee Stephen & Mary Holloway June H. Houghton-Kingsbury Laura Housley Fred & Elena Howard Alan Hubbard & Mike Duran Carol Hughes Stephen Hymel Karl Innes Michael & Linda Jacobs Kerry Jahn-Drone Fred Janowski Will Jennings Jeannie Johnson Joseph Johnson Tammye L. Runyan-Johnson Soren Jorgensen Kimberly & James Kaffenbarger Kathy Kelly Bethany & Robert Kempfer Jeannette Keton Deborah & William Kitchin Betty & Mike Knott Trayci Knowles & Dori Familiant

Tim J. Kottyan Sally Kuhn Jenifer Kulseth Jorgen Larsen Ronda Larson Richard & Elisabeth Laugesen Robert Laurie Valerie Lawlor Ken Leist Lori Lepore Timothy D. Lewis Kenneth & Susan Luebke Eric Lundeen Cecilia Luyao Rich & Ann MacDonald Harry & Patricia Mackey James & Carol MacLennan Arlo & Kathy Manfull Jeff Mazurek Elizabeth McDonnell Judy & Shawn McLeran Diane & Michael Mehringer Gillian Meuris Janet Millar Judith Miller Tanya Miller Phillip & Jeanetta Monfort Barbara J. Morgan Patricia Moss Howard B. Moyes Joseph Nelson Brenda Noyes Luis & Alejandra Nunez Turi Odegard Jim & Jean O’Dell Chrissy Oihus Kelsey O’Keeffe Charlotte Ortez John & Jill Parsley Rick & Rhonda Pavelka Didge Pedicord Candis Perrault-Kjelleren Francea Phillips Kelly & Lee Piepmeier Ben & Amber Pinter Barbara M. Plunkett Gary & Laura Poisson Alfred & Ursula Powell Laurinda Queen Burleson Jennifer & Dan Rabold Bill Rapp Lorraine Reagan James & Peggy Reinert Andrew Reising Tom & Pat Richards Willie & Shirley Richardson Donald & Patricia Riefler Paul Romo & Shawn O’Hara

Margaret & Paul Root Steve & Marla Roper Lynn-Ann & Gary Rousseau Charlie & Anita Russell Adib & Entisar Sabbagh Laurie & Gary Samora Jessica R. Sanders Marcia Sandoval Kathleen Satterlund John & Helen Schaefer Evlyn Schmidt Wayne & Anne Schmieg Joseph & Paige Schott Scott Schwartz Margaret & Steven Scrivner Stuart & Rajean Shepherd Janet S. Sherman Patrick Short Victoria & Tom Slutes Julie & David Smail Andrea M. Smith Jennifer Snead Chavez & Chris Chavez Shawn Snelgrove Jennifer Sorge Tina Staley Troy Steely Norman & Jeanine Storrs Judith Stowers David Stright Gary Sturdivant Sallie Suby-Long Paula Switzer Lise Ann M. Tellier-Craig & Scott Craig Andrea Thomas Kelli Turner Jeanne M. Ulmer Stephanie & George Villegas Martin Wagner Lee & Deborah Walker Adam Ward William & Robin Welsh Michelle & Bryce Wessel Karin Westermark Bret Whissel Deborah & David White Tina Wilbanks William F. Wilkes & Susan W. Smith Bert Williams Philip L. Worcester William & Phyllis Worcester Barbara & Tom Yocom Kelly & Tom Yost Keith Ziegler

I saw the ability of young people to do things governments couldn’t do - to walk across borders, see beyond race, & build bridges of understanding. Betty & J. Blanton Belk

J. Blanton Belk Founder, Up with People

Up to $99 Up to $99 (continued) Kathleen Olexa-Adamson Peter K. Anderson Anonymous Marc & Anne Audelin Marc & Megan Barbeau Kirsten Barlow Ellen Bartel Natalie A. Bauer Susan Bellotti Darlene Bessey Anne & David Boccignone Valerie Boelman Maureen Bogutz Cortland Bolles Ashley & Maria Boozer Gwen C. Bourque Michael Bowerman & Kelli Butvilofsky Charles Brown Stoney Burt Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Carp Craig & Kelley Carter Russell Cason Teri Chadbourne Anne & Winslow Chadwick Aimee Charlton Beth Clay Mark-Alan Clemente Stephanie Collins Christina & Christopher Comparato William Cone & Sheila Quinlin Kenneth & Marisa Connors Duane Conroy George Cooper & Carol Cummings Jeffrey C. Corbett Sean Cortes Major & Mrs. Thomas G. Coulombe Sharon Cox Delinda Crampton Janet Curtis Tony Daranyi Mary & George Davis Trish Davison Melani Dawson-Lear Kathy & Kenneth Dayton Douglas Devlin Janice Dickensheets

Dorothy & Lynn Donaldson Mary Drury Leslie Keith Dyer Michelle Eargle Jeannette Earles Kinsyn Estes Lisa Flair Andrea & Dale Flewelling Pierre Fontaine Susan Allen-Ford Erik Frandsen Ann & Richard Fredrickson Elizabeth Garcia Brenda Geitz Patricia & Mark Gembarowski James Gerring Carol Gifford Paul Giuliana David Goldberg Mark Goldfogel Jose Armando Gonzalez Perez Adele Gordon Cheryl & Eric Gould Renee L. Grabert Terri Gregory Amy Griffith Luana M. Hageman Brian & Sue Hall Carol Hall Donna & Edward Hansen Christine L. Hanson Margaret Harling Erin Harnish Helene Haugedal Stephen Hegner Kenneth High Jeffrey Hoag Michael Huff Thom & Isabelle Ingram Ellen Jaffe Jones Mari Jenefsky-Titus Sandra & Bo Jessop Joe Johnson Richard H. Johnson Dana & William Johnston Melissa & Bill Jones Robert & Sheila Kelly Jocelyn King

Julie Kintzing Bruce Kirking Gary Koerber Astrid B. Koh-Stenzer Elizabeth & John Kolber Maura Kolinsky Carol Koth Frans Kox Robert Lambert Gert Lambrecht Leif & Kirsten Larsen Paige & Todd Leblanc Kathy L. Lee Donald Leidy Chrystal Leyva Kerry Lightenburger Kyra Longfellow Megan Luebke Lee Lyle Gene & Judith Lynch Ragnhild & Marie MacLean Erin & Nathan Markham Dee Martin Norma Mayer Judy McBride Mr. & Mrs. Frank McGee Jill McMaster Linda Millette Barry Moon Meghan Moorhouse Todd Morrison Julie & Jeff Moseley Micki & King Nelson Amy Newdome Carol Nichols Ellie A. Nickerson Nancy Olmstead Merrilee Orcutt Gloria Pacheco Melissa Park Randall & Susan Parsell Leigh & Thomas Pechillo Dave Penny Lindsey Pollock Mrs. Tove P. Post-Roberts Collett Pruitt Donna Quigley Shuree & Luis Ramirez

Doris Randolph Arlene Rapal Verley Reed Jill C. Reeves Hugh & Deanna Reilly Liz & Bill Roberson Chiaki Rochkind Connie Rydberg Brian Sager Andrew & Meghan Saladino Katrina Schaeffer Elizabeth Schmieg Ellen & Drew Schumann Mr. & Mrs. John Schwartz Caroline & Ehren Schwiebert Madge Sentiwany Casey Shank Michael & Suzanne Shaw Jerry & Stephanie Shelsta Ruthie Shimabukuro-Pritchard & Jeff Pritchard Jeff Siegel Soniceria Smith Donald Soloff Heather & Eric Stenner Dorothy Stermer Martha & Harold Storie Kymberley Suddarth Teah & Mark Syverson Leigh Ann & Peter Train Rebecca Trifillis David & Kelli Turner Susanne P. Jubb Vacek Victoria Alejandra Valdes Rodriguez Scott Van Derveer Hans A. Vollrath Carolina Walicki Christy Bone-Wasem Joan & Carol Watschke Nathaniel Watson Nancy Wellnitz Richard Westerman Janet & Jeffery Winger William Wishard Andrea & Ted Zern Todd & Timea Zimmerman Sheila Zinn

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of gift level & donor names unless otherwise requested. If you find an error or omission, please contact Up with People’s Office of Advancement at 720.407.5523 or LMotooka@upwithpeople.org so that we can correct our records. Thank you.

In-kind Donors 95.9 WATD - FM The 9th Door Aachen, DE Gary Aboussie ABQ Ride City of Albuquerque Academy of Country Music Action Karting Angelo’s Palace Pizza Antoine du Chez Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Arrow Graphics Artichoke Cafe Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities Aspen Mills Bread Co. Aspen Music Festival & School AutoPros Avante B’nai Israel Temple Backerei Manfred Burger Darlene Bessey Bettinger Photography Big Time Trampoline Fun Center Bistro Bec Bladium Sports & Fitness Club Blue Blinds Bakery Boondocks Fun Center Boys & Girls Club Bradford Inn & Suites The Broadmoor Buffalo Grille & Pizzeria Burrito Me Barbara Butierez CA-NV-HI District of Kiwanis Int’l. Camp Burritos Candlewood Suites Cardi’s Furniture Casa Blanca Channel 2-KWGN-TV & Fox 31 KDVR Cherry Creek Arts Festival Cheyenne Mountain Resort Chick-fil-A Chili’s Chipotle CiCi’s Pizza Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli Cirque du Soleil Coca-Cola Colorado Ballet Colorado Firefighter Calendar Colorado Symphony Mary Colwell Comcast Comedy Works Compleat Gourmet & Gifts Marisa Connors The Coronet

Courtyard Marriott Creative Strategies Group Cumberland House of Pizza Robert Cygnaeus D’Angelo’s Dairy Queen Louisa Davis Denver Art Museum Denver B Cycle Denver Firefighters Museum Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver Zoo Dinosaur Ridge Dions Store Domino’s Domino’s Pizza Dunkin Donuts Durham School Services Earth Treks Climbing Centers Eastern Mennonite High School Einsteins Bros. Bagels El Bandido El Rincon Norteno El Sarape Elite Brands of Colorado Elway’s Ellen Enebo Envogue Salon Linda Erley Firehouse Subs Cori Flocken Flower Power Fox Pizza Fratellino’s Italian Restaurant Fratello’s Fuddruckers Gator’s Pub Frank Gatson Google Grant Joseph Gorvetzian Grandma Tony’s Pizza & Wings Great Harvest Bread Company Kate Hamel Joan T. Hammond Hannaford Grocery Hideaway Steakhouse Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Cherry Creek Don Hindman Hinkle Family Fun Center The Inverness Hotel Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk Charles E. Jarrett Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Deborah Jenkins Amy Jordan Russ KCWQ-TV-CW5 Digital Channel 2.3

KDFX Fox 11 Gulf California Broadcast KESQ Newschannel 3 (ABC) Kimberly Skyrme Casting Kiskadee Coffee Company Sheri Kleiman Erwin Knobl Kroenke Sports & Entertainment KUNA-TV Telemundo 15 - KUNA Radio Hispanci Laconia Middle School Cafeteria Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk Larimer Square Le Pain Quotidien Little Ceasars Pizza Local Eatery Lube & Latte Ryan Lympus Maggiano’s Little Italy Makan Malaysian Cafe Mamma Mia’s Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway Co. Mile High Fitness Molly Brown House Museum Mother’s Market MTS Travel/Raptim Travel Pat Murphy Museum for Contemporary Art Chris Mygatt NESQ Gulf California Broadcast New Tokyo Eyer Norbert Omni Hotels & Resorts Outback Steakhouse The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons Pablo’s Coffee Panera Bread Paradise Pen Company Ann Parker Patrick’s Pub & Eatery Peabody’s Cafe & Bar Pelican Bay At Lucaya Performance Now Theatre Company Pillsbury House Bed & Breakfast Pink Calyx Pioneer Limo/Colorado Corporate Coach Pizza Placentia Kiwanis Club Plimoth Plantation The Populist Push 720 Studios Racine’s Restaurant Ralph’s Grocery Store Ram Studios, Inc. Rangoli Grill

Raval Facial Aesthetics Red Front Rhode Island Monthly Rica Pizza Rock’n & Jam’n Root Down Royal Gorge Route Railroad Rude Boy Cookies Salad Creations Salvation Army San Juan Reproduction Saucy Noodle Ristorante Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Timothy Schuetz Shaws Grocery Si Senor Skyline Literacy Soda Shoppe SODEXO South Shore Community Action Council - Transportation Dept. The Spire Center for Performing Arts Rita Sreicher Stafford Hill assisted Living Home Starbucks Heather Stenner Subway of Cumberland Sun Dynasty T-bones Thai Basil The Lobster Hut Tootsies the Nail Shoppe Trader Joe’s Tuk Tuk Tustin Kiwanis University Bikes Ramazan Unsal Up with People International Alumni Association Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa Village Inn Vista Grocery VMRC Vons Voodoo Doughnut Jutta Waldmann Water Street Cafe Paul Whitaker Whole Foods Wild Alaska Salmon, LLC Debbie York Kota N. Young

Corporations & Foundations $50,000 + Anonymous

$10,000 - $49,999 Boswell Family Foundation Jim Click Automotive HSL Properties, Inc.

$5,000 - $9,999

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund McDonald’s Corporation O’Rielly Motor Company Stiftung Kiwanis Club

$2,000 - $4,999

The Mollison Charitable Gift Fund of Ayco The Progressive Insurance Foundation D.G. Smith Enterprises, Inc. United Way of Central New Mexico Up with People International Alumni Association Yum! Brands Foundation, Inc.

$1,000 - $1,999

Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota (Mark & Jeanie Conzemius) Central Synagogue Cherry Creek Arts Festival Creative Strategies Group The Denver Foundation The Walt Disney Company Foundation Fuller Family Fund of The Denver Foundation Isaak Bond Investments, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Rheinfelden Lilly Endowment, Inc. Medtronic, Inc. - CardioVascular The Minneapolis Foundation Morgan Stanley - c/o Cybergrants, Inc. Network for Good

$500 - $999

Anonymous Atlassian, Inc. Everett Harris & Company Kiwanis Club Solothurn McKesson Foundation Medtronic YourCause, LLC

$250 - $499

AllianceData The Benevity Community Impact Fund Cellular One Eiscafe Italia Restaurant Couronne Brig AG Rotary Club Maastricht Saint Cyril of Alexandria Roman Catholic Parish Villahermosa

$100 - $249

Amazon Smile Org Central Bank of America John L. Barrie Revocable Trust Community First Foundation Crew 2004F Ikaria Indian River Community Fund Kiwanis Club of Placentia Foundation Lepore Family Trust Momenteam

$1 - $99

Ameriprise Financial Amgen Foundation Matching Gifts Program The Stephen S. Carp Revocable Trust Comcast Corporation Community Matters DCP Midstream - Matching Gifts Program

Honorary & Memorial Gifts In Honor of: Blanton and Betty Belk Thomas Healy Margaret Hogan Buck & Bobbie O’Rielly John & Helen Schaefer Cast ‘83A Joseph Nelson Cast ‘82B Shan Thomas Cast’84D Scholarship Fund Joseph Johnson Judy & Shawn McLeran Cast ‘94D Jurg & Marie Tobler Cast ‘94E Mirea & Romyar Sharifi Delaney Gunn (‘15A) Rick & Sherry Hubka Amy Jordan Russ (‘76B) Ann Arabian Cammie Kolber (‘13B) Elizabeth & John Kolber Lindsey Lee Johnson (‘78D) Kymberley Suddarth Paul Whitaker Sharon Hamilton Jeff Zadroga Jeff Zadroga (‘84C) Scholarship Fund Grant & Gretchen Axton Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett

In Memory of: Cast 1997A Dorte Dee Ronne and Deborah De Vlam Memorial Scholarship Fund Renita & Joaquin Fonseca Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett Jennifer Nash & Kipp Kramer Kelly & Tom Yost Cast 1981E Endowment Scholarship Fund Susan Allen - Ford Gaby Bedolla (‘93B) Scholarship Fund Marc & Anne Audelin Beth & Darrick Christopher Sharon Cox Christina Daigneault Stonier Jennifer & Nirav Dalal Andreas Ekstrom & Lisa Kirsebom Elizabeth Garcia Christine Geissler Duane Grischow & Tamara Haughey Tanya Miller Leigh & Thomas Pechillo Jennifer & Dan Rabold Caroline Timm-Schwiebert & Ehren Schwiebert Victoria Alejandra Valdes Rodriguez Rick Von Feldt Makan Diarra - Cast 1997C Memorial Scholarship Fund Elisheva Basseri & Stefan Heymanns Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett Margaret & Steven Scrivner Kelli Turner Jerry V. Jarrett Bradley & Cindy Baker John & Claudia Gherlein Stephen Hegner Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett Jill McMaster Robert & Janet Neary Rick & Rhonda Pavelka

Nancy Lewis Lake (‘87D) Oliver & CS Crary Everett Harris & Company Walter & Becky Franz Rob Speidel Dr. Morris Martin (‘69C) Christian Walton Christian Rodin (‘92A) Peter K. Anderson Natalie A. Bauer Renee L. Grabert Bruce M. Jennings Gretchen & Isaac Mertes Greg Nelson Rebecca Trifillis Curtis Tate (‘81C) Lee Lyle Marc Anthony Thomas (‘84C) Pierre Fontaine Chuck & Stephanie Jarrett Jeff Zadroga Michelle Yrun Doris Randolph

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of gift level & donor names unless otherwise requested. If you find an error or omission, please contact Up with People’s Office of Advancement at 720.407.5523 or LMotooka@ upwithpeople.org so that we can correct our records. Thank you.

Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Report

REVENUES Contributions $3,408,249 Tuition $2,609,732

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EXPENSES Admissions/Scholarships $1,096,399

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