irtual opportunities have actually increased access to arts education in Southeast Wisconsin. That certainly doesn’t have the same appeal as knowing local venues would soon be packed with families enjoying holiday shows, but it’s how arts groups are surviving the pandemic. That, and a reliable revenue stream from United Performing Arts Fund, which has a new President & CEO taking over at this critical time.
Wisconsin's arts and culture sector has been one of the hardest hit and will likely be one of the last to return to normal.
The United Performing Arts Fund has named Patrick Rath as its new president and CEO. Rath succeeds Deanna Tillisch, who stepped down Sept. 30 after leading the fundraising organization since 2011.
Milwaukee Business Journal: United Performing Arts Fund announces Patrick Rath as next president and CEO
The United Performing Arts Fund announced Friday that Patrick Rath will succeed Deanna Tillisch as the next president and CEO of the nonprofit organization.
The United Performing Arts Fund has announced allocations totaling more than $8.4 million to its 14 member groups for their 2020-'21 seasons, a 2% decrease from the total allocated for 2019-'20.
The United Performing Arts Fund’s 2020 campaign raised about $11.7 million for Milwaukee-area arts groups, UPAF announced Monday. The total was down 1.9% compared to last year, but came in slightly above what leaders initially projected. The fund expected to see a 8.5% drop in this year’s campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After extending its campaign several months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Performing Arts Fund said Monday that it raised more than $11.6 million for local arts organizations, nearly matching 2019's total.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: United Performing Arts Fund raises nearly $11.7 million, better than expected in pandemic year
The United Performing Arts Fund raised $11,662,693 during its 2020 campaign, it announced Monday during its campaign finale at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield.
Milwaukee Business Journal: Despite pandemic, execs play golf to raise money for Milwaukee arts group
Several hundred Milwaukee-area business executives hit the golf course Monday to participate in the "Dancing on the Green" event to raise money for the United Performing Arts Fund.
Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, supporting the arts remains a crucial task for local communities. On Monday, the United Performing Arts Fund closed out its fundraising efforts with the 8th annual Dancing on the Green golf outing.