UPAF News

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.

BizTimes: UPAF Ride for the Arts is on for this summer, with a new format

The United Performing Arts Fund said it will host its signature Ride for the Arts event with a new format this summer. The annual fundraiser will be held over three weekends in June to allow for a socially-distanced series of bike rides, the organization said.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With pandemic in mind, UPAF turns Ride for the Arts into a three-weekend series

The United Performing Arts Fund has reconfigured its signature fundraising event this year as The UPAF Ride for the Arts Series, with Sunday rides from different locations on June 6, 13 and 27 to raise funds for local performing arts groups.

Fox6: UPAF Ride for the Arts reimagined for 2021, ensures safety for all

WUWM: Virtual Art Experiences Reach More Wisconsinites But Aren't As Lucrative For Artists

While many businesses have adapted to a new normal during the pandemic, arts and music venues have continued to struggle. Many performing artists count on a packed audience to make ends meet. The pandemic halted all of that and artists have had to pivot to more virtual, and often less lucrative experiences.

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.