UPAF News

CBS 58: Artists take to social media for new ways to inspire, survive during COVID-19 pandemic

Artists are working to find new and different ways to support themselves during the difficult times brought on by COVID-19.

TMJ4: Art groups post live performances in support of UPAF

How do you conduct a workplace giving campaign when so few people are actually at work? It's one of the many challenges facing the United Performing Arts Fund as it strives to support its member groups in southeast Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF kicks off 2020 campaign with goal for Kasey's Fund and the new Race the Hoan

United Performing Arts Fund president and CEO Deanna Tillisch kicked off her last fundraising campaign with the united arts fund with a pair of special initiatives: the official launch of the Kasey's Fund Initiative and an addition to the UPAF Ride for the Arts — a special bike race across the Hoan Bridge.

TMJ4 Morning Blend - A Stage for All: Providing Accessibility in the Arts

Deanna Tillisch, President and CEO of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), is on a mission to make the magic of the arts available to all.

WISN Arts Avenue: UPAF launches 2020 campaign

"A Stage For All" aims to spread the impact of arts to more communities.

United Performing Arts Fund hopes to bring in $250,000 in new fundraising campaign

Deanna Tillisch has led the organization to staggering fundraising totals, and has cast a wider net in a continuing effort to reach more people through the arts. Her inspiration to that end is deeply personal.

United Performing Arts Fund searches for new president, CEO

The United Performing Arts Fund is looking for a new president and CEO. UPAF’s current leader, Deanna Tillisch, is leaving the organization this fall.

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF announces final 2019 campaign total, details on new fund

Leaders of the United Performing Arts Fund announced the final fundraising totals for the 2019 campaign and more details on a new education fund named for the daughter of retiring president and CEO Deanna Tillisch at the organization’s annual meeting Monday evening.

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF names Garrison, Mortara, Rodriguez as 2020 campaign co-chairs

The United Performing Arts Fund said Tuesday that its 2020 campaign will be led by Tami Garrison, community affairs director of MillerCoors; Justin Mortara, principal of the Mortara Group; and Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres.

BizTimes: UPAF names 2020 Campaign co-chairs

The United Performing Arts Fund announced Tuesday that it has named three Milwaukee business leaders as co-chairs for the 2020 UPAF Campaign.