Stories

Jarred Manista Goes From Young Actor in Milwaukee to the Stages of NYC

You are helping young people in Milwaukee discover their careers in the performing arts through your support of UPAF. Jarred Manista's involvement in the Milwaukee performing arts scene has led him to a Broadway stage in the upcoming Broadway revivalof West Side Story.

The Performing Arts Provides Sense of Belonging for Young Performer

Kate Ketelhohn, an actor and playwright, finds a sense of belonging and support within the performing arts as she faces battles with her health throughout her life.

Performing arts background helps advocate raise funds for UPAF

As an experienced theater director and arts administrator, Andrew Volkoff understands the support that Greater Milwaukee's performing arts groups need to be sustainable. He puts this knowledge into practice as he helps Rockwell Automation raise funds for UPAF.

The performing arts helped a Marquette law student connect with Milwaukee

Erik Gustafson served as a UPAF Ambassador when his law firm, Borgelt, Peterson& Frauen, S.C. hosted a Workplace Giving Campaign last spring. Erik, an associate with the firm, has a strong affinity for the performing arts due to his extensive musical background. As a UPAF Ambassador, Erik internally coordinated activities and encouraged fellow employees to donate to UPAF!

UPAF Connect - a program to provide accessibility to the performing arts.

In 2016, UPAF launched UPAF Connect, an outreach program designed to unite Greater Milwaukee around the power of performance through increased accessibility to the performing arts. Through UPAF Connect, UPAF connects the performing arts to new audiences by working with community organizations like Life Navigators.

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