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 $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 2019 campaign are:

Nicole Angresano
Patsy Aster
Christine Baranoucky
Priscilla Beadell
Katherine Biersach
Priscilla Boelter
Jane Bell
Diane Braza
Barbara Bresnahan
Betsy Corry
Isabel Culver
Jessica Culver
Mandy Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue Culver
Sue Darrow
Beverly Dillon
Caryn Esten
Karen Guy
Cathy Jacobson
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Sue Kolaga
Mary Kramer
Camilla Levin
Eileen Mandel
Suzanne Martens
Vicki Martin
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Kelley McCaskill
Marlene Melzer-Lange
Molly Pasdera
Debbie Patel
Corrie Prunuske
Maggie Raymond
Sarah Rock
Lorraine Shafer
Jill Scheibel
Jody Steren
Susan Stief
Amy Stillman
Marie Suesse
Makela Taphorn
Kim Teske
Julie Wallen
Kate Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

UPAF’s Notable Women for the 2018 campaign are:

Patricia Ackerman
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Deborah Altshul-Stark
Deborah Anderson
Nicole Angresano
Anonymous (7)
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Deborah Attanasio
Tami Baak
Karla Baierl
Judith Ann Bamberger
Leslie Barbi
Jane Barr Mowad
Ann Barrett
Nora Barry
Rebekah Barsch
Melanie Barton
Rochelle Bast
Mary K. Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Denise Beaulier
Kristin Bergstrom
Kate Behring
Jo Ann Beightol
Jane Bell
Susan Bellehumeur
Donna Bembenek
Mary Beth Berkes
Cheryl Berry
Amanda Betts
Katherine Biersach
Joanne Bischmann
Peggy Black
Barbara Blutstein*
Danielle Bly
Priscilla Boelter
Leona Boldt
Elissa Bolger
Carolyn Bolton
Ellen Bonlender
Melanie Booth
Lisa Borris
Sandy Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Sara Bowen
Patti Brash McKeithan
Mary Kay Braza
Joan Brengel
Betsy Brenner
Laura Brewer
Maureen Browning
Joan Bruce
Karen Brunow
Andrea Bryant
Karin Buckholdt
Kathryn Buono
Elaine Burke
Erin Burke
Murph Burke
Wendy Burke
Therese Burkhart
Julia Burns
Patti Cadorin
Lisa Cadotte
Kelly Calvelli
Halina Caravello
Bobbi Caraway
Rhonda Cardella
Marina Carlson
Cheryl Carron
Diane Cepukenas
Tina Chang
Gisella Chelimsky
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Betsy Corry
Beverly Crawford
Amy Croen
Cassandra Crosby
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
Jessica Culver
Mandy Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue S. Culver
Sarah Damsgaard
Jane Dauffenbach
Sallie Davis
Tiffany Davister
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
Kathy-Ann Edwards
Susan Ela
Rachel English
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Patricia Ericson
Caryn B. Esten
Katie Falk
Katherine Falvey
Deborah Farris
Colleen Fitzgerald
Moira Fitzgerald
Kelly Fitzsimmons
Mary Kay Fleming
Jennifer Florsheim
Rebecca Frankiewicz
Sue Frautschi
Kathleen Friend
Claire Fritsche
Molly Fritz
Barbara Fuldner
Cara Fuller
Shannon Gagliardo
Nan Gardetto
Tami S. Garrison
Janet Gebhardt
Katherine Gehl
Sandy Gerlach Haack
Ellen M. Gilligan
Anne Gimbel
Catherine Girard Worden
Cindy Gnadinger
Lois Grace Golde
Amy Goller
Beth Gottsacker
Susan Graham Wernecke
Katherine Grebe
Laura Jean Grebe
Carol Greif Schuele
Nancy Groethe
Denise Grogan
Karen Guy
Claire Hackmann
Erin Margaret Hahn
Jackie Hallberg
Ann Hammes
Lisa Handler
Joan Hardy
Christine Harris
Katherine Hauske
Cheryl Harvey
Beth Healy
Linda Heater
Jill Heavenrich
Katie Heil
Doris Heiser
Jacqueline Herd-Barber
Louise Hermsen
Renee Herzing
Roxy Heyse
Lashonda Hill
Rebecca Himmelspach
Sue Hitler
Kerrie Hoffman
Susan Hopwood
Marguerite Horne
Melissa Horne
Rebecca House
Betsy Hoylman
Peg Humphrey
Sue Irgens
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Barbara Jacobus Wells
Ann Janikowsky
Sarah Jansen
Trina Jashinsky
Shirley Jeffrey
Renee Joelson
Renee Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Marilou Johnston
Judy Jorgensen
Sarah Jorgensen
Susie Kasten
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Mary Kellner
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Judy Keyes
Cynthia Kidd
Jane Kim
Kerri Kilbourne
Marie Kohler
Pam Klumb
Krystine Koike
Sue Kolaga
Mary Kramer
Roslyn Krause
Caroline Krider
Liz Krieg
Sandy Kriete
Becky Kryger
Billie Kubly
Joyce Kuehl
Sandy Kuester
Kristie Kurtenbach
Cynthia LaConte
Sharon LaMacchia
Trish Lane
Annabelle Lantz
Megan Lantz
Nancy Laskin
Marge Laughlin
Mary Jo Layden
Arlene Lee
Justine Leonard
Colleen Lese
Christine Lesniewski
Gillian Lester-George
Brenda Levatich
Camilla Levin
Liz Levins
Mary Liebsch
Laura Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Jody Lowe
Joan Lubar
Susan Lubar-Solvang
Catherine Lucas
Kim Lueck
Pam Lueken
Janet Luty
Stephanie Lyons
Elaine Mainman
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Linda Marcus
Melina Marcus
Jan Martin
Susan Martin
Vicki 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
Katie Mellowes
Linda T. Mellowes
Anne Metcalf
Elizabeth Meyer
Marianne Miller
Susan Minahan
Lynn Minella
Sally Mohr Lunde
Cheryl Moret
Susanna Mortara
Mary Jo Mueller
Jillian Murphy
Tessa Myers
Abigail Nash
Donna Nettesheim
Michelle Nettles
Lynn Nicholas
Nancy Nicholas
Sierra Nimtz
Jane Nosbusch
Marie L. O’Brien
Laurie Ocepek
Amy O’Mara
Rhonda Oberland
Lindsay Olson
Ilke Panzer
Phoebe Parsons*
Molly Pasdera
Debbie Patel
Lois Pauls
Mary Pauly Lacy
Jodi Peck
Karen Peck-Katz
Lisa Pendergast
Jennifer Pieper
Sue Pieper
Anne Marie Pierce
Ann Pierson
Candy Pindyck
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
Ann Raisler
Heather Ramirez
Denise Rasche
Katie Rasmussen
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Bobbi Reiman
Joni Reinhart
Roberta Remstad
Nicole Renouard
Marcia Rimai
Casey Ripp
Lynn Rix
Sarah Rock
Bethany Rodenhuis
Maria Rodriguez
Shelagh Roell
Kristin Rogge
Tammy Roou
Gayle Rosemann
Cathy Roth
Audra Rumpf
Holly Ryan
Brooke Sanders
Julia Sanders
Rosalie Schaefer
Jill Scheibel
Christine Schindler
Kim Schlifske
Andrea Schloemer
Holly Schlossmann
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi Schneider
Sarah Schneider
Julie Schrubbe
Deborah Schultz
Christy Schwan
Sara Schwister
Annemarie Scobey-Polachek
Sue Selig
Jan Serr
Kristin Severson
Lorraine F. Shafer
Mary H. Shiely
Thelma Sias
Jean Simbro
Janet Sinks
Sarah Slaughter
Nancy Slovik Carter
Christine Smyth
Sarah Sobeck
Nita Soref
Vicki Spataro Wachniak
Joan Spector
Lynn Sprangers
Mary Ellen Stanek
Linda Steiner
Jody Steren
Deanna Stever
Susan Stief
Cynthia Stoll
Kimberly Stoll
Laura Strain
Vanessa Strain
Beth Straka
Anne Y. Stratton
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Vivian Sullivan
Mara Swan
Sandra Swan
Makela Taphorn
Julia H. Taylor
Susan Terry
Kim Teske
Sarah Thomas Pagels
Anna Thompson
Laura Thurow
Anne Tidmore
Deanna Tillisch
Kayla Tillisch
Kasey Tillisch
Morgan Tillisch
Julie Tolan
Peggy Troy
Jean Ellen Trubshaw
Clarice Turer
Dani Turer
Kathleen Turkal
Ann Tylenda
Karen Van Drisse
Wendy Van Vugt
Mary Vandenberg
Ellen Venable
Anne Wal
Jackie Walsh
Anne Wamser
Anita Ward
Audrey Warner
Kimberlie Weekley
Barbara Weiss
Susan Weistrop
Linda Wellerritter
Lana Wiese
Charlene Wietzel
Christine Williams
Katy Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Peggy Williams-Smith
Kate Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Christine Woods
Patti Wrobel
Sandy Wysocki
Linda Yeager
Catherine Young
JoAnn Youngman
Sally Zale
Mary Pat Zarcone
Jill Zeisler
Caitlin Ziegler
Carlene Ziegler
Sharon Ziegler
Yvonne Ziemer
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.