May 12, 2012 - My Favorite Non-Profit Gala Hosts Up with People
What: Celebration and auction/fundraiser for Up with People
Where: Marriott City Center
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Host(s): My Favorite Non-Profit, LLC, with 2011 Mayoral Candidate James Mejia
Music: Up with People cast
Sponsors: Grills Family Foundation, Elite Brands, Camp Up with People, John Hall, Coldwell Banker Previews, Tim Andersen & Randy Faiai, Chris and Marcee Mygatt, Carmen Beck, Chuck Jarrett, Dale & Mindy Penny, 560 KLZ, 96.5 LaTricolor
Michael Shaw and Ralph Grills
Since 1965, over 21,000 people from over 70 countries have traveled abroad with Up with People reaching every corner of the earth. Up with People has grown into a world renowned organization making a difference all over the world through their volunteer projects and by sharing their passion for music through inspirational songs and performances.
On Saturday night at the Marriot City Center, patrons gathered in the foyer, perusing the silent auction and catching up with friends, old and new. The entire evening was a wonderful prelude to the grand finale Up with People performance.
To begin the evening festivities, 2011 Denver Mayoral candidate and Gala emcee James Mejia took to the stage and spoke about the positive impact Up with People has had around the world and thanked My Favorite Non-Profit for honoring Up with People on the night. Up with People alumni and local supporters Michael and Suzanne Shaw, real estate mogul Jack Fowler, and My Favorite Non-Profit founder Ralph Grills joined a room full of supportive patrons for a marvelous evening.