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

 

 

 

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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 $40,000). All dollars raised are annually awarded to Member Groups through UPAF Bright Minds, presented by BMO Harris Bank.

The programs funded are then part of a comprehensive study to measure the influence of arts education on students’ teamwork, leadership, problem solving, problem identification and resourcefulness.


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 2018 campaign are:

Patricia Ackerman
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Deborah Altshul-Stark
Deborah Anderson
Nicole Angresano
Anonymous (4)
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Deborah Attanasio
Karla Baierl
Judith Ann Bamberger
Leslie Barbi
Jane Barr Mowad
Ann Barrett
Rebekah Barsch
Rochelle Bast
Mary K. Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Denise Beaulier
Kate Behring
Jane Bell
Susan Bellehumeur
Mary Beth Berkes
Amanda Betts
Joanne Bischmann
Peggy Black
Barbara Blutstein*
Elissa Bolger
Carolyn Bolton
Melanie Booth
Lisa Borris
Sandy Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Patti Brash McKeithan
Mary Kay Braza
Joan Brengel
Laura Brewer
Joan Bruce
Karen Brunow
Karin Buckholdt
Elaine Burke
Erin Burke
Julia Burns
Patti Cadorin
Lisa Cadotte
Kelly Calvelli
Halina Caravello
Bobbi Caraway
Tina Chang
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Betsy Corry
Amy Croen
Cassandra Crosby
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
Jessica Culver
Mandy Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue S. Culver
Sarah Damsgaard
Meg Dean
Sharon deGuzman
Mary Jo Dempsey
Beverly J. Dillon
Sandy Dionisopoulos
Andrea Dorgan
Mary Dowell
Karin Drescher
Eileen Dubner
Caroline Dumont
Heather Dunn
Virginia Dunphy
Jane Durment
Paula Eberle
Linda Edelstein
Margaret Edmunds
Susan Ela
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Caryn B. Esten
Katie Falk
Colleen Fitzgerald
Kelly Fitzsimmons
Mary Kay Fleming
Rebecca Frankiewicz
Kathleen Friend
Claire Fritsche
Sue Frautschi
Barbara Fuldner
Shannon Gagliardo
Nan Gardetto
Janet Gebhardt
Anne Gimbel
Amy Goller
Cindy Gnadinger
Nancy Groethe
Denise Grogan
Barbara Grove
Karen Guy
Claire Hackmann
Ann Hammes
Lisa Handler
Joan Hardy
Cheryl Harvey
Katie Heil
Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Louise Hermsen
Renee Herzing
Roxy Heyse
Lashonda Hill
Sue Hitler
Kerrie Hoffman
Marguerite Horne
Melissa Horne
Rebecca House
Betsy Hoylman
Peg Humphrey
Sue Irgens
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Trina Jashinsky
Renee Joelson
Renee Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Marilou Johnston
Sarah Jorgensen
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Jane Kim
Kerri Kilbourne
Pam Klumb
Mary Kramer
Sandy Kriete
Becky Kryger
Joyce Kuehl
Sandy Kuester
Sharon LaMacchia
Trish Lane
Nancy Laskin
Justine Leonard
Colleen Lese
Brenda Levatich
Camilla Levin
Liz Levins
Laura Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Joan Lubar
Kim Lueck
Pam Lueken
Janet Luty
Stephanie Lyons
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Linda Marcus
Jan Martin
Susan Martin
Jennifer Mattes
Catherine Mattke
Ann MacIver
Mary McAndrews
Kathryn McCormack
Ann McCormick
Christine McDermott
Peg McKee Uihlein
Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt
Julie Meeusen
Maribeth Meeusen
Shannon Meeusen
Anne Metcalf
Lynn Minella
Cheryl Moret
Susanna Mortara
Tessa Myers
Abigail Nash
Donna Nettesheim
Sierra Nimtz
Jane Nosbusch
Marie L. O’Brien
Amy O’Mara
Rhonda Oberland
Lindsay Olson
Phoebe Parsons*
Debbie Patel
Lois Pauls
Mary Pauly Lacy
Lisa Pendergast
Ann Pierson
Sue Pieper
Anne Marie Pierce
Kristin Piotrowski
Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes
Ildy Poliner
Colleen Polston
Rebecca Porter
Mary Ellen Powers
Sylvia Prising
Patricia Puccinelli
Claire Purcell
Patricia Purcell
Rose Purpero Spang
Margaret Raasch
Susan Ragatz
Heather Ramirez
Denise Rasche
Katie Rasmussen
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Bobbi Reiman
Joni Reinhart
Roberta Remstad
Nicole Renouard
Casey Ripp
Lynn Rix
Sarah Rock
Bethany Rodenhuis
Shelagh Roell
Kristin Rogge
Tammy Roou
Audra Rumpf
Holly Ryan
Brooke Sanders
Julia Sanders
Rosalie Schaefer
Jill Scheibel
Kim Schlifske
Holly Schlossmann
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi Schneider
Sarah Schneider
Deborah Schultz
Sara Schwister
Annemarie Scobey-Polachek
Sue Selig
Jan Serr
Kristin Severson
Lorraine F. Shafer
Mary H. Shiely
Jean Simbro
Janet Sinks
Sarah Slaughter
Nancy Slovik Carter
Sarah Sobeck
Nita Soref
Vicki Spataro Wachniak
Joan Spector
Mary Ellen Stanek
Linda Steiner
Jody Steren
Deanna Stever
Susan Stief
Cynthia Stoll
Kimberly Stoll
Laura Strain
Vanessa Strain
Anne Y. Stratton
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Sandra Swan
Makela Taphorn
Laura Thurow
Anne Tidmore
Deanna Tillisch
Kayla Tillisch
Kasey Tillisch
Marcia Tillisch*
Morgan Tillisch
Julie Tolan
Peggy Troy
Clarice Turer
Dani Turer
Ann Tylenda
Karen Van Drisse
Wendy Van Vugt
Anne Wal
Kim Wengler
Sydney Weisman
Susan Weistrop
Lana Wiese
Charlene Wietzel
Christine Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Peggy Williams-Smith
Kate Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Patti Wrobel
Sandy Wysocki
Catherine Young
Sally Zale
Jill Zeisler
Sharon Ziegler

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPAF’s Notable Women for the 2017 campaign were:

Patricia Ackerman
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Sue Carol D’Alessio
Deborah Altshul-Stark
Julie Anding
Nicole Angresano
ANONYMOUS (8)
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Deborah Attanasio
Tami Baak
Karla Baierl
Judith Bamberger
Leslie Barbi
Jane Barr Mowad
Ann Barrett
Nora Barry
Rebekah Barsch
Rochelle Bast
Mary K. Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Denise Beaulier
Katherine Behring
Jo Ann Beightol
Jane Bell
Susan Bellehumeur
Donna Bembenek
Cheryl Berry
Heidi Bertler
Kathe Biersach
Joanne Bischmann
Melissa Blinderman
Danielle Bly
Priscilla Boelter
Leona Boldt
Lisa Bolger
Melanie Booth
Sandy Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Patti Brash McKeithan
Mary Kay Braza
Betsy Brenner
Laura Brewer
Kristine Brown
Joan Bruce
Andrea Bryant
Karin Buckholdt
Kristin Buhl Sheehan
Kathie Buono
Murph Burke
Wendy Burke
Therese Burkhart
Julia Burns
Patty Cadorin
Kelly Calvelli
Roberta Caraway
Rhonda Cardella
Cheryl Carron
Tracey Carson
Diane Cepukenas
Tina Chang
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Karen E. Christianson
Sasha Comissiong
Betsy Corry
Barb Couture
Beverly Crawford
Catrina Criscimagna
Amy Croen
Monique Crosby
Amanda Culver
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
Jessica Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue S. Culver
Sue D’Alessio
Theresa Dalton
Sarah Damsgaard
Alberta Darling
Sue Darrow
Jane Dauffenbach
Raye Daugherty
Sallie Davis
Tiffany Davister
Meg Dean
Sharon deGuzman
Joanne Desien
Coreen Dicus-Johnson
Lori Didier
Bev Dillon
Sandy Dionisopoulos
Andrea Dorgan
Mary Dowell
Sue Dragisic
Barri Drury
Eileen Dubner
Caroline Dumont
Jane Durment
Paula Eberle
Linda Edelstein
Sue Ela
Mary Emory
Rachel English
Pati Ericson
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Jacqueline Ertl
Caryn B. Esten
Katie Falk
Katherine Falvey
Colleen Fitzgerald
Moira Fitzgerald
Kelly Fitzsimmons
Mary Kay Fleming
Jennifer Florsheim
Sue Frautschi
Kathy Friend
Claire Fritsche
Molly Fritz
Barbara Fuldner
Cara Fuller
Beth Furumo
Shannon Gagliardo
Carla Gallas
Nan Gardetto
Janet Gebhardt
Katherine Gehl
Sandy Gerlach Haack
Valerie Gigot
Catherine Girard Worden
Lois Grace Golde
Amy Goller
Kimberley Goode
Cecelia Gore
Linda Gorens-Levey
Beth Gottsacker
Lyra Grabczyk
Susan Graham Wernecke
Kelly Grebe
Laura Grebe
Sharon Green
Bev Greenberg
Claire Greene
Carol Greif Schuele
Denise Grogan
Penny Gutekunst
Karen Guy
Shari Guziak
Claire Hackmann
Erin Margaret Hahn
Leeann Hall
Jacqueline Hallberg
Ann Hammes
Lisa Handler
Joan Hardy
Christine Harris
Cheryl Harvey
Katie Heil
Doris Heiser
Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Carol Hernke
Renee Herzing
Roxy Heyse
Genene Hibbler
Susan Hickey
Lashonda Hill
Sue Hitler
Kerrie Hoffman
Betsy Hoke
Marguerite Horne
Melissa Horne
Betsy Hoylman
Peg Humphrey
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Ann Janikowsky
Sarah Jansen
Shirley Jeffrey
Carol Jochem
Renee Joelson
Lynn Johnson
Renee Johnson
Sarah Jorgensen
Susie Kasten
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Mary Kellner
Linda Kent
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Christine Keyes
Judy Keyes
Cynthia Kidd
Jane Kim
Barbara Klein
Debra Koenig
Sue Kolaga
Mary Kramer
Roz Krause
Susan Kreh
Caroline V. Krider
Liz Krieg
Sandy Kriete
Becky Kryger
Joyce Kuehl
Kristie Kurtenbach
Cynthia LaConte
Kira Lafond
Sharon LaMacchia
Trish Lane
Annabelle Lantz
Megan Lantz
Nancy Laskin
Marge Laughlin
Mary Jo Layden
Arlene Lee
Justine Leonard
Colleen Lese
Brenda Levatich
Laura Leverett
Camilla Levin
Elizabeth Levins
Phoebe Lewis
Mary Liebsch
Laura Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Helen Loewi
Jody Lowe
Joan Lubar
Marianne Lubar
Susan Lubar-Solvang
C.T. Lucas
Kim Lueck
Stephanie Lyons
Diana L. Maas
Elaine Mainman
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Jan Martin
Susan Martin
Jennifer Mattes
Catherine Mattke
Mary McAndrews
Ann McCormick
Christine McDermott
Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt
Peg McKee Uihlein
Julie Meeusen
Maribeth Meeusen
Shannon Meeusen
Katie Mellowes
Linda Mellowes
Anne Metcalfe
Elizabeth Meyer
Susanna Mortara
Mary Jo Mueller
Jillian Murphy
Abigail Nash
Donna Nesler
Donna Nettesheim
Michelle Nettles
Lynn Nicholas
Sierra Nimtz
Jane Nosbusch
Kathy Nusslock
Rhonda Oberland
Marie O’Brien
Laurie Ocepek
Kristin O’Connell*
Lindsay Olson
Amy O’Mara
Sara Parise
Phoebe Parsons*
Molly Pasdera
Debbie Patel
Lois Pauls
Mary Pauly Lacy
Jodi Peck
Karen Peck-Katz
Lisa Pendergast
Ann Pierson
Candy Pindyck
Kristin Piotrowski
Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes
Ildy Poliner
Colleen Polston
Rebecca Porter
Mary Ellen Powers
Sylvia Prising
Patti Puccinelli
Patricia L. Purcell
Monica Putning
Margaret Raasch
Susan Ragatz
Julie Ragland
Ann Raisler
Adonica Randall
Denise Rasche
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Bobbi Reiman
Roberta L. Remstad
Nicole Renard
Nicole Renouard
Doralyn Retzlaff
Jennifer Richards
Marcia Rimai
Casey Ripp
Lynn Rix
Liz Roberts
Sarah Rock
Bethany Rodenhuis
Maria Rodriguez
Shelagh Roell
Tammy Roou
Cathy Roth
Brooke Sanders
Julia Sanders
Kathleen Sawin
Rosalie Schaefer
Jill Scheibel
Kim Schlifske
Holly Schlossmann
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi Schneider
Elaine Schreiber
Barbara Schroeder*
Julie Schrubbe
Carol Schuele
Sara Schwister
Sue Selig
Kristen Severson
Joan M. Shafer
Lorraine F. Shafer
Helen Shiely
Thelma Sias
Jean Simbro
Michelle Sirinek
Sarah Slaughter
Nancy Slovik Carter
Mary Beth Smith
Sarah Sobeck
Nita Soref
Rose Spang
Christine Speaker
Lynn Sprangers
Mary Ellen Stanek
Linda Steiner
Jody Steren
Deanna Stever
Susan Stief
Maggie Stoeffel
Kim Stoll
Cynthia Stoll
Laura Strain
Mary Straka
Anne Y. Stratton
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Vivian Sullivan
Makela Taphorn
Julia Taylor
Francesca Tenuta
Laura Thurow
Deanna Tillisch
Kayla Tillisch
Kasey Tillisch
Marcia Tillisch*
Morgan Tillisch
Laurie Topetzes
Peggy N. Troy
Danielle Turer
Kathleen Turkal
Ann Tylenda
Karen Van Drisse
Wendy Van Vugt
Mary Vandenberg
Vicki Wachniak
Jackie Walsh
Anne Wamser
Audrey Warner
Barbara Weiss
Susan Weistrop
Christine Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Peggy Williams-Smith
Kate Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Maureen Woyci
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
Yvonne Ziemer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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