Notable Women Initiative

UPAF Notable Women, sponsored by BMO Harris, is an affinity group designed to help fulfill the critical need for arts education to support our next generation in reaching its full potential. Members are committed to ensuring that all of our region’s children have access to high quality arts education. Women may join by making a new or increased donation of $1,000 to UPAF. Men may also show their support by contributing on behalf of a notable woman in their lives.

Over the past several years, arts education resources in the classroom have seen a dramatic decline throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. For example, there are about 80 art and music specialists for the nearly 80,000 students in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Yet studies like the one conducted by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation have proven that arts education significantly improves a child’s emotional intelligence. Arts programming also increases confidence, academic performance, innovative and critical thinking, and discipline, particularly for at-risk students. The founders of UPAF Notable Women engage members to ensure high-quality arts education programs continue to be available through UPAF Member Groups.

UPAF Notable Women is generously sponsored by

 

The Impact of Your Gift

Dollars raised through UPAF Notable Women are awarded through an annual Arts Education Grant Program that distributes funding to UPAF Member Groups for specific arts education projects. This grant program enables UPAF to report back to UPAF Notable Women members on the impact of their contribution. 

As a UPAF Notable Women Member, you will receive:

•Opportunities to visit UPAF Member Groups to see your support in action

•Access to speakers on the state of arts education and invitations to other exclusive events

•Complimentary tickets to UPAF Member Group performances  

•Annual update on the quantifiable impact of your dollars

•Quarterly e-newsletter

BMO Harris will match any new UPAF Notable Women gift (up to $20,000).


To learn more about UPAF Notable Women,
contact Christine Culver, assistant vice president of development and member relations, at 414-239-6282.


UPAF's Notable Women for the 2015 campaign are:

 

  • ANONYMOUS (8)
  • Sophia Aboagye
  • Patricia K. Ackerman
  • Sheri Adams
  • Julie Anding
  • Judith Arnold
  • Amy Arzbaecher
  • Kristin Arzbaecher
  • Megan Arzbaecher
  • Deborah Attanasio
  • Karla Baierl
  • Nancy Balcer
  • Katherine Baltins
  • Judy Ann Bamberger
  • Christine Baranoucky
  • Christine Batchelor
  • Catherine Bauer
  • Mary K. Baum
  • Donna Baumgartner
  • Erika S. Baurecht
  • Danielle Bly
  • Jayne Becker
  • Natalie Beckwith
  • Katherine Behring
  • Desiree Erickson Beightol
  • Jo Beightol
  • Jane Bell
  • Susan C. Bellehumeur
  • Donna M. Bembenek
  • Mary Benedum
  • Ann Benschoter
  • Christina Berger
  • Mary Beth Berkes
  • Cheryl Berry
  • Heidi Bertler
  • Kathe Biersach
  • Joanne Bischmann
  • Barbara Boles
  • Ellen Bonlender
  • Melanie Booth
  • Sandra Botcher
  • Michelle Bowen
  • Meg Druml Boyle
  • Mary Kay Braza
  • Joan L. Brengel
  • Mae E. Brielmaierli
  • Joan Bruce
  • Karen Brunow
  • Andrea Bryant
  • Kathie Buono
  • Marianne Burish
  • Murph Burke
  • Therese Burkhart
  • Julia L. Burns
  • Patty Cadorin
  • Rhonda Cardella
  • Diane Cepukenas
  • Tina M. Chang
  • Mary Chapin
  • Valerie Cherchian
  • Susan Chevalier
  • Karen E. Christianson
  • Colleen Clark
  • Amy Croen
  • Monique Crosby
  • Christine Culver
  • Isabelle Culver
  • McKenna Culver
  • Sue S. Culver
  • Lisa K. Cusick
  • Katherine Dahlke
  • Irma Daniels
  • Sallie Davis
  • Tiffany Davister
  • Meg Dean
  • Sharon deGuzman
  • Joanne C. Desien
  • Sandy Dionisopoulos
  • Kathleen Dohearty
  • Andrea Dorgan
  • Mary Dowell
  • Sue Dragisic
  • Karin E. Drescher
  • Roberta Drews
  • Ginny Dunphy
  • Jane Durment
  • Linda Edelstein
  • Sue Ela
  • Jacqueline Ertl
  • Caryn B. Esten
  • Pamela Evason
  • Katie A. Falk
  • Rosanna Fiallo-Scharer
  • Maureen Fitzgerald
  • Moira E. Fitzgerald
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons
  • Leona Fitzsimonds
  • Mary Kay Fleming
  • Michelle Flemma
  • Jennifer Florsheim
  • Sue Frautschi
  • Michelle M. Friedman
  • Jody Furlong
  • Beth Furumo
  • Shannon Gagliardo
  • Nan M. Gardetto
  • Janet Gebhardt
  • Julie Gentile
  • Sandy Gerlach Haack
  • Anne Gimbel
  • Cathy Girard Worden
  • Lois Grace Golde
  • Amy Goller
  • Andrea Golvach
  • Kimberley Goode
  • Cecelia Gore
  • Jennifer A. Gotto
  • Beth Gottsacker
  • Kelly Grebe
  • Claire Greene
  • Sheri Grissom
  • Beverly J. Groeschell
  • Nancy Groethe
  • Linda J. Groth
  • Barbara S. Grove
  • Karen Guy
  • Linda Haag
  • Claire Hackmann
  • Erin Margaret Hahn
  • Jackie Hallberg
  • Ann Hammes
  • Christine Harris
  • Carolyn Harvey
  • Cheryl Harvey
  • Linda Heater
  • Katie Heil
  • Dolores Herbstreith
  • Renee Herzing
  • Sue Hitler
  • Marguerite Horne
  • Melissa Horne
  • Phyllis Huffman
  • Bonnie Jacob
  • Cathy Jacobson
  • Barbara Jacobus Wells
  • Ann W. Janikowsky
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Lynne Johnson
  • Renee Johnson
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Judy Jorgensen
  • Lori Keller
  • Mary Kellner
  • Jennie J. Kent
  • Judy A. Keyes
  • Kerri Kilbourne
  • Deborah Kilburn
  • Jane Kim
  • Barb Klein
  • Kristen E. Kobylinski
  • Natalie Kohler
  • Sue Kolaga
  • Connie Kordsmeier
  • Jean Kraft
  • Susan Kreh
  • Marina S. Krejci
  • Caroline V. Krider
  • Liz Krieg
  • Joyce M. Kuehl
  • Mona Kurek
  • Carol Kuyers
  • Cynthia LaConte
  • Mary Lacy
  • Chris Lampereur
  • Trish J. Lane
  • Annabelle Lantz
  • Megan Lantz
  • Nancy Laskin
  • Mary Jo Layden
  • Donna Lemanczyk
  • Justine M. Leonard
  • Colleen Lese
  • Christine V. Lesniewski
  • Laura Leverett
  • Elizabeth Levins
  • Mary Liebsch
  • Laura Lindner
  • Jennifer Lininger
  • Nancy Link Roos
  • Sharon Lintereur
  • Gail Lione
  • Lola Loepfe
  • Jody Lowe
  • Joan Lubar
  • Madeleine Kelly Lubar
  • Marianne Lubar
  • Susan Lubar-Solvang
  • Anne Luber
  • Janet Lucas-Taylor
  • Kim Lueck
  • Diana L. Maas
  • Cathie Madden
  • Laurie K. Mahoney
  • Elaine Mainman
  • Carol Manegold
  • Sally Manegold
  • Dawne Manista
  • Janice Marcus
  • Linda Marcus
  • Melina S. Marcus
  • Jan Martin
  • Susan H. Martin
  • Anne Martino
  • Mary Linsmeier Schools
  • Jennifer Mattes
  • Catherine Mattke
  • Hazelyn McComas**
  • Chris O. McDermott
  • Patti Brash McKeithan
  • Susan McNally
  • Mary J. Meehan
  • Julie Meeusen
  • Maribeth Meeusen
  • Shannon Meeusen
  • Leslie Meisner
  • Jan Mellowes
  • Kathleen J. Mellowes
  • Linda T. Mellowes
  • Beth Mesrobian
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Mary L. Mokwa
  • Patsy L. Molinaroli
  • Cindy H. Molloy
  • Cheryl Moret
  • Lori Morgan
  • Jackie Mortenson
  • Beth Mrozinsky
  • Mary Jo Mueller
  • Jill Murphy
  • Abigail Nash
  • Michelle Nettles
  • Marta Newhart
  • Jane Nosbusch
  • Anne Noyes
  • Rhonda Oberland
  • Marie L. O'Brien
  • Janet Olsen
  • Lindsay Olson
  • Kimberly O'Rourke
  • Sara Parise
  • Phoebe Parsons**
  • Molly Pasdera
  • Deborah Patel
  • Lois Pauls
  • Michelle Paxton
  • Lisa Pendergast
  • Susan Pickering
  • Jennifer Pieper
  • Karen Pinsky
  • Ildy Poliner
  • Jessica Poliner
  • Rebecca Porter
  • Sylvia Prising
  • Patricia L. Purcell
  • Heather Ramirez
  • Jo Ann Ratcheson
  • Mary Read
  • Julie Reiels
  • Katie Reitman
  • Roberta L. Remstad
  • Nicole Renouard
  • Lynn Rix
  • Nadia Rizk
  • Beth Rodenhuis
  • Shelagh Roell
  • Kristin Rogge
  • Christine Ruff
  • Holly A. Ryan
  • Debra Sadow Koenig
  • Peggy Sampson
  • Margaret Samyn
  • Rosalie Schaefer
  • Kim Schlifske
  • Debra J. Schmidt
  • Heidi L. Schneider
  • Lisa Schraa-Banner
  • Elaine Schreiber
  • Barbara A. Schroeder
  • Julie Schrubbe
  • Carol Schuele
  • Christy Schwan
  • Sue Selig
  • Nancy Sennett
  • Jan Serr Shannon
  • Joan M. Shafer
  • Lorraine F. Shafer
  • Helen Shiely
  • Rebecca Simenz
  • Janet Sinks
  • Nancy Slovik Carter
  • Billie Jean Smith
  • Dorothy Smith
  • Natalie Soref
  • Nita Soref
  • Sandra Spangler
  • Christine Speaker
  • Arlene Spencer
  • Lynn M. Sprangers
  • Mary Ellen Stanek
  • Susan G. Stein
  • Linda M. Steiner
  • Deanna Stever
  • Cynthia Stoll
  • Laura Strain
  • Vanessa Strain
  • Anne Y. Stratton
  • Brenda Stugelmeyer
  • Marie Suesse
  • Makela Taphorn
  • Julia H. Taylor
  • Lynda Templen
  • Grace Thomsen
  • Laura Thurow
  • Deanna Tillisch
  • Kayla Tillisch
  • Marcia Tillisch**
  • Stephanie Torneden
  • Carrie Toth
  • Clarice Turer
  • Ann Tylenda
  • Peg McKee Uihlein
  • Lindsey Usher
  • Karen Van Drisse
  • Wendy Van Vugt
  • Debrah Vander Heiden
  • Kay Vaughan
  • Ellen Venable
  • Anne Wal
  • Jaclynn Walsh
  • Anne Wamser
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • Barbara Weiss
  • Suzanne M. Wertz
  • Cici Westlake
  • Carol Wiensch
  • Charlene Wietzel
  • Madonna Williams
  • Stacy Williams
  • Peggy Williams-Smith
  • Connie Wilson
  • Kate Wilson
  • Margaret Wittkowske
  • Maryann Wright
  • Linda Yeager
  • Catherine Young
  • Sally Zale
  • Mary Pat Zarcone
  • Jessica Zeratsky
  • Caitlin Ziegler
  • Carlene Ziegler
  • Diane Zore

 

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