Embracing and Empowering all Nationalities in a Thriving Upstate

Upstate International (UI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.

25 years of building a stronger, more inclusive Upstate

25 for 25 campaign

Celebrate 25 years of Upstate International by supporting our “25 for 25” fundraising campaign! As we mark this milestone anniversary, we’re excited to launch a new initiative to establish a Founder’s Fund with a goal of raising $25,000 to support our Language School and language services.

The COVID-19 pandemic strongly impacted our organization, resulting in a loss of in-person event income for almost two years. However, we continue to see an increasing demand for our language services and classes.

That’s why we need your support to continue providing material costs, teacher pay, scholarships, and staffing for our Language School and language services.

You can make a contribution to the “$25,000 for 25 years” campaign by donating via credit card or PayPal through the button below, or by sending a check to our address. Upstate International is a 501 (C) 3 organization, and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed    by law.

Give the gift of language and support a globally diverse Upstate. Join us in celebrating 25 years of Upstate International and help us continue to provide language services and classes to our community.

Apr12 25 for 25 update



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