This Tuesday, December 1, the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is once again joining in on #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy. Students from Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, First Stage, and Danceworks, Inc. sat down to tell us what the performing arts mean to them and how a donation to their organization on #GivingTuesday could benefit their lives. Every dollar donated to UPAF on Giving Tuesday will be allocated to our Arts Education fund, to ensure that students are able to continue learning and growing in the arts community.
UPAF’s mission to support the performing arts marries perfectly with the #GivingTuesday model. Occurring this year on Dec. 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“Carving out some dollars for a deserving nonprofit can provide a year-end tax deduction, but more importantly, in the true spirit of giving, it can make a meaningful impact on the quality of life in our community,” said Deanna Tillisch, UPAF President and CEO.
In 2014, the third year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times. Those who are interested in joining UPAF’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.upaf.org. Or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/upaf1.
Please consider a making a donation to UPAF on December 1. You will be making a charitable gift that keeps on giving!
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