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 2019 campaign are:

Patricia Ackerman
Gina Alberts Peter
Maria Alegria
Deborah Altshul-Stark
Deborah Anderson
Nicole Angresano
ANONYMOUS (8)
Laura Arnow
Amy Arzbaecher
Kristin Arzbaecher
Megan Arzbaecher
Patsy Aster
Julie Attermeier
Tami Baak
Karla Baierl
Julie Bamberger
Christine Baranoucky
Leslie Barbi
Ann Barrett
Jane Barr Mowad
Nora Barry
Melanie Barton
Rochelle Bast
Mary Baum
Donna Baumgartner
Priscilla Beadell
Kate Behring
Jo Ann Beightol
Jane Bell
Susan Bellehumeur
Donna Bembenek
Kristin Bergstrom
Mary Beth Berkes
Cheryl Berry
Heidi Bertler
Katherine Biersach
Melissa Block
Barbara Blutstein *
Danielle Bly
Priscilla Boelter
Lisa Bolger
Ellen Bonlender
Melanie Booth
Lisa Borris
Sandy Botcher
Michelle Bowen
Patti Brash McKeithan
Diane Braza
Betsy Brenner
Barbara Bresnahan
Maureen Browning
Joan Bruce
Andrea Bryant
Kathryn Buono
Elaine Burke
Murph Burke
Wendy Burke
Therese Burkhart
Julia Burns
Patty Cadorin
Lisa Cadotte
Kelly Calvelli
Bobbi Caraway
Rhonda Cardella
Cheryl Carron
Diane Cepukenas
Tina Chang
Valerie Cherchian
Susan Chevalier
Judi Collins
Patty Compton
Betsy Corry
Kathy Crocker
Amy Croen
Christine Culver
Isabel Culver
Jessica Culver
Mandy Culver
McKenna Culver
Sue Culver
Sarah Damsgaard
Alberta Darling
Sue Darrow
Jane Dauffenbach
Sallie Davis
Tiffany Davister
Meg Dean
Sharon deGuzman
Coreen Dicus Johnson
Beverly Dillon
Sandy Dionisopoulos
Andrea Dorgan
Karin Drescher
Eileen Dubner
April Dunn
Heather Dunn
Jane Durment
Paula Eberle
Linda Edelstein
Debra Eder
Margaret Edmunds
Kathy-Ann Edwards
Sue Ela
Mary Emory
Rachel English
Desiree Erickson Beightol
Patricia Ericson
Caryn Esten
Katherine Falvey
Kelly Fitzsimmons
Leona Fitzsimonds
Mary Kay Fleming
Tammi Fletcher
Jennifer Florsheim
Rebecca Frankiewicz
Sue Frautschi
Kathy Friend
Claire Fritsche
Molly Fritz
Cara Fuller
Shannon Gagliardo
Nan Gardetto
Tami Garrison
Janet Gebhardt
Carol Gehl
Sandy Gerlach Haack
Anne Gimbel
Cindy Gnadinger
Lois Grace Golde
Amy Goller
Beth Gottsacker
Julie Grabczyk
Beth Graham
Susan Graham Wernecke
Kelly Grebe
Claire Greene
Carol Greif Schuele
Gail Groenwalt
Nancy Groethe
Denise Grogan
Penny Gutekunst
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
Renee Herzing
Susan Hickey
Lashonda Hill
Christine Hojnacki
Susan Hopwood
Marguerite Horne
Melissa Horne
Rebecca House
Peg Humphry
Sue Irgens
Bonnie Jacob
Cathy Jacobson
Barbara Jacobus Wells
Ann Janikowsky
Sarah Jansen
Trina Jashinsky
Shirley Jeffrey
Lisa Jelen
Carol Jochem
Renee Joelson
Kathy Johnson
Lynn Johnson
Renee Johnson
Marilou Johnston
Judy Jorgensen
Sarah Jorgensen
Susie Kasten
Mary Kellner
Madeleine Kelly Lubar
Linda Kent
Beatrice Kershner Blank*
Juliet Kersten
Judy Keyes
Cynthia Kidd
Kerri Kilbourne
Jane Kim
Pam Klumb
Debra Koenig
Marie Kohler
Krystine Koike
Sue Kolaga
Mary Kramer
Roslyn Krause
Caroline Krider
Liz Krieg
Sandy Kriete
Becky Kryger
Billie Kubly
Joyce Kuehl
Kristie Kurtenbach
Sharon La Macchia
Cynthia LaConte
Trish Lane
Annabelle Lantz
Megan Lantz
Kaye Laud
Mary Jo Layden
Arlene Lee
Justine Leonard
Colleen Lese
Christine Lesniewski
Brenda Levatich
Camilla Levin
Liz Levins
Laura Lindner
Rita Lindner
Jennifer Lininger
Gail Lione
Lola Loepfe
Jody Lowe
Joan Lubar
Marianne Lubar
Susan Lubar-Solvang
Pam Lueken
Jodie Lurie
Stephanie Lyons
Ann MacIver
Katite Mackey
Elaine Mainman
Eileen Mandel
Carol Manegold
Sally Manegold
Dawne Manista
Janice Marcus
Linda Marcus
Suzanne Martens
Jan Martin
Vicki Martin
Susan H. Martin
Anne Martino
Jennifer Mattes
Catherine Mattke
Mary McAndrews
Kelley McCaskill
Kathryn McCormack
Ann McCormick
Christine McDermott
Peg McKee Uihlein
Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt
Judith McNamara*
Katie Mellowes
Linda Mellowes
Marlene Melzer-Lange
Julie Meeusen
Maribeth Meeusen
Shannon Meeusen
Anne Metcalfe
Elizabeth Meyer
Marianne Miller
Lynn Minella
Laura Miosi
Sally Mohr Lunde
Cheryl Moret
Susanna Mortara
Robin Mosleth
Jillian Murphy
Tessa Myers
Abigail Nash
Michelle Nettles
Sierra Nimtz
Barbara Nitchie Fuldner
Rhonda Oberland
Marie O’Brien
Laurie Ocepek
Amy O’Mara
Lindsay Olson
Maureen Oster
Ilke Panzer
Phoebe Parsons *
Molly Pasdera
Debbie Patel
Lois Pauls
Tai 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
Sylvia Prising
Corrie Prunuske
Claire Purcell
Patricia Purcell
Margaret Raasch
Heather Ramirez
Denise Rasche
Maggie Raymond
Mary Read
Kelly Reilly-Stewart
Bobbi Reiman
Joni Reinhart
Nicole Renouard
Caitlin Ripp
Casey Ripp
Lynn Rix
Sarah Rock
Bethany Rodenhuis
Maria Rodriguez
Shelagh Roell
Kristin Rogge
Tammy Roou
Audra Rumpf
Brooke Sanders
Julia Sanders
Wendy Sanderson
Christy Schamber
Jill Scheibel
Kim Schlifske
Andrea Schloemer
Holly Schlossmann
Amy Schmidt Jones
Heidi Schneider
Sarah Schneider
Sara Schwister
Deborah Schultz
Annemarie Scobey-Polachek
Judith Scott
Sue Selig
Kristin Severson
Lorraine Shafer
Mary Shiely
Thelma Sias
Beth Sievers
Jean Simbro
Janet Sinks
Nancy Slovik Carter
Christine M. Smyth
Sarah Sobeck
Nita Soref
Vicki Spataro Wachniak
Lynn Sprangers
Mary Ellen Stanek
Linda Steiner
Jody Steren
Deanna Stever
Susan Stief
Amy Stillman
Laura Strain
Vanessa Strain
Beth Straka
Anne Stratton
Cynthia Stoll
Brenda Stugelmeyer
Marie Suesse
Vivian Sullivan
Mara Swan
Makela Taphorn
Julia Taylor
Ann Teerlink
Kim Teske
Sarah Thomas Pagels
Anna Thompson
Peggy Troy
Laura Thurow
Anne Tidmore
Deanna Tillisch
Kasey Tillisch
Kayla Tillisch
Morgan Tillisch
Melissa Tischler
Julie Tolan
Jean Ellen Trubshaw
Dani Turer
Ann Tylenda
Mary Vandenberg
Karen Van Drisse
Wendy Van Vugt
Ellen Venable
Anne Wal
Sara Jane Walker
Julie Wallen
Anne Wamser
Anita Ward
Audrey Warner
Kimberlie Weekley
Barbara Weiss
Susan Weistrop
Linda Wellerritter*
Kim Wengler
Lana Wiese
Charlene Wietzl
Christine Williams
Madonna Williams
Stacy Williams
Kamilah Williams-Kemp
Peggy Williams-Smith
Kate Wilson
Margaret Wittkowske
Christine Woods
Sarah Wright Kimball
Patti Wrobel
Linda Yeager
Catherine Young
JoAnn Youngman
Sally Zale
Mary Pat Zarcone
Jill Zeisler
Caitlin Ziegler
Carlene Ziegler
Sharon Ziegler
Diane Zore

 

 

 

 

 

 

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