UPAF’s Annual Report is hot off the presses! In the 2015 Annual Report, we outline the 2015 campaign’s notable successes, report this year’s financial data and thank our generous donors and sponsors! With your help, we will continue to ensure that the performing arts remain a vital and thriving asset to the Greater Milwaukee area.
UPAF celebrates raising a record-setting $12,018,207, a 2.3% increase over last year and 18.1% over 2012. UPAF distributed $9,175,000, a 1.1 percent increase over 2014 and the most in UPAF history. UPAF’s 15 Member Groups received a total of $8,991,549 with the additional $183,451 supporting 18 Affiliates.
The 2015 UPAF Campaign was co-chaired by Patty Cadorin, vice president and chief of staff to the CEO of BMO Harris Bank; Tom Cardella, MillerCoors (retired); and Mark Sabljak, publisher, Milwaukee Business Journal. Without their innovative insights, hard work and tenacity, the remarkable success of the 2015 Campaign would not have been possible.
There are several factors that profoundly influenced our accomplishments this year:
• We added 1,262 new donors to the campaign, to reach a record number of 22,933 donors.
• Our UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, saw a 51 percent increase in ride pledging.
• We added more than $528,700 in new dollars through Workplace Giving Campaigns.
• UPAF also raised $59,000 in new donations through Next Generation UPAF, sponsored by the We Energies Foundation.
• UPAF’s Notable Women, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, focused on raising funds for arts education and grew by an astounding 162 percent.
• Our SMART Card, sponsored by Associated Bank, continues to be a popular benefit for our donors. These success drivers have allowed UPAF to continue to raise the bar for dollars raised.
On behalf of UPAF and the groups we fund, we say “bravo.” Thank you for your continued support of our mission to cultivate a world-class, vibrant performing arts scene in Southeastern Wisconsin.
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