UPAF Notable Women

UPAF Notable Women, sponsored by BMO Harris, is an affinity program designed to help fulfill the critical need for arts education to support our next generation in reaching its full potential. Members are committed to ensuring that all of our region’s children have access to high quality arts education.

Women may join by making a new or increased donation of $1,000 to UPAF.  

Men may also show their support by contributing on behalf of a notable woman in their lives.

Over the past several years, arts education resources in the classroom have seen a dramatic decline throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. For example, there are about 80 art and music specialists for the nearly 80,000 students in Milwaukee Public Schools. Yet studies like the one conducted by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation have proven that arts education significantly improves a child’s emotional intelligence. Arts programming also increases confidence, academic performance, innovative and critical thinking, and discipline, particularly for at-risk students. The founders of UPAF Notable Women engage members to ensure high-quality arts education programs continue to be available through UPAF Member Groups.

UPAF Notable Women is generously sponsored by

 

 

 

notable-women-interior

The Impact of Your Gift

Dollars raised through UPAF Notable Women are awarded through an annual Arts Education Grant Program that distributes funding to UPAF Member Groups for specific arts education projects. This grant program enables UPAF to report back to UPAF Notable Women members on the impact of their contribution.

 

 

 

As a UPAF Notable Women Member, you will receive:

•Opportunities to visit UPAF Member Groups to see your support in action

•Access to speakers on the state of arts education and invitations to other exclusive events

•Complimentary tickets to UPAF Member Group performances

•Annual update on the quantifiable impact of your dollars

•Quarterly e-newsletter

BMO Harris will match any new UPAF Notable Women gift (up to $30,000).


To learn more about UPAF Notable Women,

contact Christine Culvervice president of development and member relations, at 414-239-6282.


 

UPAF’s Notable Women for the 2017 campaign are:

Patricia Ackerman
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Deborah Altshul-Stark
Nicole Angresano
ANONYMOUS (4)
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Deborah Attanasio
Judith Bamberger
Leslie Barbi
Jane Barr Mowad
Ann Barrett
Nora Barry
Rebekah Barsch
Mary K. Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Denise Beaulier
Katherine Behring
Susan Bellehumeur
Donna Bembenek
Cheryl Berry
Kathe Biersach
Joanne Bischmann
Melissa Blinderman
Danielle Bly
Lisa Bolger
Melanie Booth
Sandy Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Mary Kay Braza
Laura Brewer
Kristine Brown
Joan Bruce
Karin Buckholdt
Kristin Buhl Sheehan
Murph Burke
Wendy Burke
Therese Burkhart
Kelly Calvelli
Roberta Caraway
Rhonda Cardella
Tracey Carson
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Karen E. Christianson
Betsy Corry
Beverly Crawford
Catrina Criscimagna
Amy Croen
Monique Crosby
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue S. Culver
Theresa Dalton
Sarah Damsgaard
Alberta Darling
Sue Darrow
Sallie Davis
Meg Dean
Sharon deGuzman
Lori Didier
Bev Dillon
Sandy Dionisopoulos
Andrea Dorgan
Mary Dowell
Barri Drury
Eileen Dubner
Caroline Dumont
Jane Durment
Linda Edelstein
Rachel English
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Jacqueline Ertl
Caryn B. Esten
Katie Falk
Colleen Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Fitzsimmonds
Mary Kay Fleming
Jennifer Florsheim
Sue Frautschi
Kathy Friend
Barbara Fuldner
Cara Fuller
Beth Furumo
Carla Gallas
Nan Gardetto
Janet Gebhardt
Katherine Gehl
Sandy Gerlach Haack
Catherine Girard Worden
Kimberley Goode
Amy Goller
Linda Gorens-Levey
Beth Gottsacker
Katherine Grebe
Sharon Green
Claire Greene
Denise Grogan
Penny Gutekunst
Karen Guy
Shari Guziak
Claire Hackmann
Leeann Hall
Jacqueline Hallberg
Lisa Handler
Cheryl Harvey
Katie Heil
Renee Herzing
Susan Hickey
Lashonda Hill
Sue Hitler
Betsy Hoke
Betsy Hoylman
Peg Humphrey
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Ann Janikowsky
Sarah Jansen
Lynn Johnson
Renee Johnson
Sarah Jorgensen
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Linda Kent
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Jane Kim
Barbara Klein
Mary Kramer
Susan Kreh
Caroline V. Krider
Joyce Kuehl
Mary Ann LaBahn
Cynthia LaConte
Trish Lane
Annabelle Lantz
Megan Lantz
Nancy Laskin
Justine Leonard
Colleen Lese
Brenda Levatich
Laura Leverett
Camilla Levin
Elizabeth Levins
Phoebe Lewis
Mary Liebsch
Laura Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Joan Lubar
Susan Lubar-Solvang
C.T. Lucas
Kim Lueck
Stephanie Lyons
Diana L. Maas
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Jan Martin
Susan Martin
Jennifer Mattes
Catherine Mattke
Mary McAndrews
Christine McDermott
Anne Metcalfe
Peg McKee Uihlein
Julie Meeusen
Maribeth Meeusen
Shannon Meeusen
Mary Jo Mueller
Jillian Murphy
Abigail Nash
Donna Nesler
Sierra Nimtz
Kathy Nusslock
Rhonda Oberland
Kristin O’Connell*
Lindsay Olson
Amy O’Mara
Sara Parise
Phoebe Parsons*
Debbie Patel
Lois Pauls
Mary Pauly Lacy
Lisa Pendergast
Ann Pierson
Kristin Piotrowski
Ildy Poliner
Colleen Polston
Rebecca Porter
Mary Ellen Powers
Patricia L. Purcell
Margaret Raasch
Susan Ragatz
Julie Ragland
Ann Raisler
Adonica Randall
Denise Rasche
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Roberta L. Remstad
Nicole Renouard
Doralyn Retzlaff
Jennifer Richards
Casey Ripp
Sarah Rock
Bethany Rodenhuis
Maria Rodriguez
Shelagh Roell
Tammy Roou
Brooke Sanders
Julia Sanders
Kathleen Sawin
Rosalie Schaefer
Kim Schlifske
Holly Schlossmann
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi Schneider
Barbara Schroeder*
Sara Schwister
Kristen Severson
Joan M. Shafer
Lorraine F. Shafer
Helen Shiely
Jean Simbro
Nancy Slovik Carter
Sarah Sobeck
Rose Spang
Lynn Sprangers
Mary Ellen Stanek
Susan Steif
Linda Steiner
Jody Steren
Deanna Stever
Thelma Sias
Nita Soref
Maggie Stoeffel
Cynthia Stoll
Mary Straka
Anne Y. Stratton
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Makela Taphorn
Julia Taylor
Francesca Tenuta
Laura Thurow
Deanna Tillisch
Marcia Tillisch*
Danielle Turer
Ann Tylenda
Karen Van Drisse
Vicki Wachniak
Audrey Warner
Susan Weistrop
Christine Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Peggy Williams-Smith
Kate Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Sandy Wysocki
Linda Yeager
Lisa Yewer
Cynthia Yomantas
Catherine Young
Shannon Young
JoAnn Youngman
Sally Zale
Mary Pat Zarcone
Caitlin Ziegler
Carlene Ziegler
Sharon Ziegler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Tribute


 

UPAF’s Notable Women for the 2016 campaign were:

ANONYMOUS (7)
Maribeth Achterberg
Patricia K. Ackerman
Sheri Adams
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Linda Allen
Julie Anding
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Deborah Attanasio
Karla Baierl
Janet Balding
Judy Ann Bamberger
Christine Baranoucky
Leslie Barbi
Jane Barr Mowad
Ann Barrett
Nora Barry
Rebekah Barsch
Rochelle Bast
Mary K. Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Katherine Behring
Jo Beightol
Jane Bell
Susan C. Bellehumeur
Donna M. Bembenek
Christina Berger
Mary Beth Berkes
Cheryl Berry
Heidi Bertler
Christine Beuchert-Williams
Kathe Biersach
Joanne Bischmann
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Danielle Bly
Priscilla Boelter
Lisa Bolger
Ellen Bonlender
Melanie Booth
Sandra Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Sara Bowen
Roma Braun-Eiseman
Mary Kay Braza
Betsy Brenner
Laura Brewer
Mae E. Brielmaier
Christine Brooks
Francisca Brown
Kristine Brown
Joan Bruce
Karen Brunow
Andrea Bryant
Jill Brzeski
Karin Buckholdt
Murph Burke
Therese Burkhart
Julia L. Burns
Patty Cadorin
Alicia Callaghan
Kelly Calvelli
Roberta Caraway
Rhonda Cardella
Marina Carlson
Cheryl Carron
Diane Cepukenas
Tina M. Chang
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Karen E. Christianson
Jeanne Cohen
Victoria Cole
Betsy Corry
Beverly Crawford
Catrina Criscimagna
Amy Croen
Monique Crosby
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue S. Culver
Theresa Dalton
Sarah Damsgaard
Irma Daniels
Alberta Darling
Sallie Davis
Tiffany Davister
Meg Dean
Sharon deGuzman
Joanne C. Desien
Lori Didier
Sandy Dionisopoulos
Kathleen Dohearty
Andrea Dorgan
Mary Dowell
Susan Dragisic
Karin E. Drescher
Roberta Drews
Margaret Druml Boyle
Barri Drury
Eileen Dubner
Jane Durment
Paula Eberle
Linda Edelstein
Margaret Edmunds
Kathy-Ann Edwards
Sue Ela
Rachel English
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Jacqueline Ertl
Caryn B. Esten
Katie A. Falk
Katherine Falvey
Moira E. Fitzgerald
Kelly Fitzsimmons
Leona Fitzsimonds
Jennifer Florsheim
Sue Frautschi
Molly Fritz
Cara Fuller
Beth Furumo
Shannon Gagliardo
Carla Gallas
Nan M. Gardetto
Janet Gebhardt
Katherine M. Gehl
Sandy Gerlach Haack
Valerie Gigot
Ellen Gilligan
Anne Gimbel
Cathy Girard Worden
Lois Grace Golde
Amy Goller
Kimberley Goode
Hannah Goodman
Cecelia Gore
Linda Gorens-Levey
Elizabeth Gottsacker
Kelly Grebe
Laura Jean Grebe
Claire Greene
Carol Greif Schuele
Nancy Groethe
Denise Grogan
Barbara S. Grove
Penny Gutekunst
Karen Guy
Shari Guziak
Claire Hackmann
Erin Margaret Hahn
Leeann Hall
Jackie Hallberg
Ann Hammes
Sara Hanaway
Lisa Handler
Christine Harris
Cheryl Harvey
Beth Healy
Linda Heater*
Katie Heil
Doris H. Heiser
Jackie D. Herd-Barber
Roxy Heyse
Susan Hickey
Rebecca Himmelspach
Sue Hitler
Kerrie Hoffman
Janet Hogan
Betsy Hoke
Marguerite Horne
Melissa Horne
Joan Hunt
Suzanne Hupy
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Barbara Jacobus Wells
Ann W. Janikowsky
Carol Jochem
Kathleen Johnson
Lynn Johnson
Marie Johnson
Renee Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Judy Jorgensen
Sarah Jorgensen
Susie Kasten
Mary Kellner
Elizabeth Kendall
Judy A. Keyes
Kerri Kilbourne
Jane Kim
Barb Klein
Debra Koenig
Carolyn Kois
Sue Kolaga
Jean Kraft
Mary Kramer
Roz Krause
Susan Kreh
Caroline V. Krider
Liz Krieg
Billie Kubly
Joyce M. Kuehl
Kristie Kurtenbach
Cynthia LaConte
Chris Lampereur
Trish J. Lane
Annabelle Lantz
Megan Lantz
Nancy Laskin
Mary Jo Layden
Donna Lemanczyk
Angela Lenzen
Justine M. Leonard
Colleen Lese
Christine V. Lesniewski
Laura Leverett
Elizabeth Levins
Mary Liebsch
Laura Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Nancy Link Roos
Sharon Lintereur
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Jody Lowe
Joan Lubar
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Marianne Lubar
Susan Lubar-Solvang
C.T. Lucas
Kim Lueck
Janet Luty
Stephanie Lyons
Diana L. Maas
Cathie Madden
Ann M. Maher
Radhika Maheshwari Laroyi
Elaine Mainman
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Linda Marcus
Melina S. Marcus
Kathryn Marshall
Jan Martin
Susan H. Martin
Anne Martino
Jennifer Mattes
Carrie Matteson
Catherine Mattke
Mary E. McAndrews
Kathryn McCormack
Chris O. McDermott
Peg McKee Uihlein
Patti Brash McKeithan
Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt
Mary J. Meehan
Julie Meeusen
Maribeth Meeusen
Shannon Meeusen
Jan Mellowes
Kathleen J. Mellowes
Linda T. Mellowes
Anne Metcalfe
Elizabeth Meyer
Cheryl Moret
Jessica Morrison
Susanna Mortara
Jackie Mortenson
Beth Mrozinsky
Mary Jo Mueller
Jill Murphy
Abigail Nash
Donna Nesler
Michelle Nettles
Marta Newhart
Lynn Nicholas
Jane Nosbusch
Anne Noyes
Rhonda Oberland
Marie L. O’Brien
Laurie Ocepek
Kristin O’Connell*
Lindsay Olson
Amy O’Mara
Kirstie Pahmeier
Cirsten Paine
Sara Parise
Phoebe Parsons*
Molly Pasdera
Deborah Patel
Lois Pauls
Shelley Paxton
Lisa Pendergast
Susan Pickering
Jennifer Pieper
Karen Pinsky
Kristin Piotrowski
Ildy Poliner
Rebecca Porter
Mary Ellen Powers
Sylvia Prising
Patricia Puccinelli
Patricia L. Purcell
Margaret Raasch
Susan Ragatz
Julie Ragland
Ann Raisler
Heather Ramirez
Adonica Randall
Denise Rasche
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Bobbi Reiman
Roberta L. Remstad
Nicole Renouard
Jennifer Richards
Marcia Rimai
Casey Ripp
Linda E. Rivers
Lynn Rix
Nadia Rizk
Elizabeth Roberts
Beth Rodenhuis
Maria Rodriguez
Shelagh Roell
Tammy Roou
Audra Rumpf
Holly A. Ryan
Peggy Sampson
Julia Sanders
Rosalie Schaefer
Kim Schlifske
Rebecca Schmale
Debra J. Schmidt
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi L. Schneider
Elaine Schreiber
Julie Schrubbe
Carol Schuele
Christy Schwan
Sara Schwister
Judy Scott
Sue Selig
Nancy Sennett
Jan Serr Shannon
Kristin Severson
Joan M. Shafer
Lorraine F. Shafer
Stacy Shedivy
Helen Shiely
Monica Simons
Janet Sinks
Michelle Sirinek
Wendy Slocum
Nancy Slovik Carter
Billie Jean Smith
Dorothy Smith
Maggie Smith
Mary Beth Smith
Nita Soref
Rose Spang
Christine Speaker
Joan Spector
Lynn M. Sprangers
Mary Ellen Stanek
Sara Stasila
Katherine Stautberg
Linda M. Steiner
Deanna Stever
Susan Stief
Maggie Stoeffel
Cynthia Stoll
Kim Stoll
Laura Strain
Vanessa Strain
Mary Straka
Anne Y. Stratton
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Vivian Sullivan
Mara Swan
Makela Taphorn
Julia H. Taylor
Susan P. Taylor
Deborah Telman
Susan Terry
Laura Thurow
Deanna Tillisch
Kasey Tillisch
Kayla Tillisch
Marcia Tillisch*
Morgan Tillisch
Angela Topetzes-Strelka
Peggy N. Troy
Clarice Turer
Danielle Turer
Ann Tylenda
Karen Van Drisse
Judy Van Handel
Wendy Van Vugt
Ellen Venable
Vicki Wachniak
Anne Wal
Sara Walker
Jaclynn Walsh
Anne Wamser
Audrey Warner
Lisa Weisman
Barbara Weiss
Carol Wiensch
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Katy Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Peggy Williams-Smith
Arlene Wilson
Kate Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Christine Woods
Maureen Woyci
Maryann Wright
Sandy Wysocki
Linda Yeager
Linda Yontz
Catherine Young
Shannon Young
Sally Zale
Mary Pat Zarcone
Caitlin Ziegler
Carlene Ziegler
Sharon Ziegler
Anne Zizzo
Diane Zore

 

 

 

 

*Tribute

Sign Up for Arts Beat

Get involved with local arts news. Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and you'll always have local performing arts information at your fingertips.