The United Performing Arts Fund Leaps into the 2020 Campaign with the “No Show Gala” Online Auction, Presented by KS Energy Services

January 31, 2020

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2020 – The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is hosting the second annual “No Show Gala” Online Auction, sponsored by KS Energy Services, February 1 through March 3. This online auction allows participants to support UPAF by bidding on over 40 exciting packages, products and once-in-a-lifetime experiences directly from their smart phone or the comfort of their homes at

“KS Energy Services is proud to set the pace for UPAF’s 2020 Giving Campaign with the ‘No Show Gala’ Online Auction,” said Dennis Klumb Jr., president & CEO of KS Energy Services. “The auction provides the entire community the opportunity to be among the first to support the UPAF Campaign and our local performing arts while also having the chance to score some incredible items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.” 

Participants can bid on a variety of items and exclusive packages donated by businesses and individuals, including an exclusive dinner and beer pairing for 10 in the historic Miller Caves; performing arts experiences from the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Rep and First Stage; vacation destinations including a week in Costa Rica; sporting events including Bucks courtside tickets; dinner at local restaurants, spa packages, shopping sprees and more. 

Starting on Saturday, February 1 through Tuesday, March 3, 9 p.m., participants can bid as often as they would like at  Items will be added weekly to the Online Auction site so visitors are encouraged to check back to see what is new.

About UPAF
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) has been setting the stage since 1967 by providing critical investment in our region’s vibrant performing arts scene.  UPAF’s mission is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset and improve the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2019, UPAF raised nearly $12 million to support the area’s performing arts environment. UPAF proudly bears Charity Navigator’s highest distinction for nonprofits and is the No. 1 united arts fund in the country in terms of dollars raised.

As an umbrella organization, UPAF supports a breadth of performing arts groups that collectively offer something for everyone through its 14 Member Groups and numerous Affiliates.  More than one million people are touched each year through performances, educational outreach, special events and community partnerships.


United Performing Arts Fund
301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 600, Milwaukee, WI  53203
Phone 414-273-UPAF (8723) Fax 414-273-0826