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 2014 campaign are:

 

  • ANONYMOUS (5)
  • Sophia Aboagye
  • Patricia K. Ackerman
  • Sheri Adams
  • Julie Anding
  • Amy Arzbaecher
  • Kristin Arzbaecher
  • Megan Arzbaecher
  • Deborah Attanasio
  • Karla Baierl
  • Katherine Baltins
  • Judy Ann Bamberger
  • Christine Batchelor
  • Catherine Bauer
  • Mary K. Baum
  • Donna Baumgartner
  • Erika S. Baurecht
  • Jayne Becker
  • Natalie Beckwith
  • Katherine Behring
  • Desiree Erickson Beightol
  • Jo Beightol
  • Jane Bell
  • Susan C. Bellehumeur
  • Donna M. Bembenek
  • Mary Benedum
  • Linda Benfield
  • Ann Benschoter
  • Christina Berger
  • Mary Beth Berkes
  • Cheryl Berry
  • Heidi Bertler
  • Kathe Biersach
  • Barbara Boles
  • Ellen Bonlender
  • Melanie Booth
  • Sandra Botcher
  • 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
  • Susan Chevalier
  • Karen E. Christianson
  • Colleen Clark
  • Amy Croen
  • Christine Culver
  • Sue S. Culver
  • Lisa K. Cusick
  • Irma Daniels
  • Sallie Davis
  • Tiffany Davister
  • Meg Dean
  • 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
  • Caryn B. Esten
  • Katie A. Falk
  • Maureen Fitzgerald
  • Moira E. Fitzgerald
  • Leona Fitzsimonds
  • Mary Kay Fleming
  • Jennifer Florsheim
  • Sue Frautschi
  • Michelle M. Friedman
  • Beth Furumo
  • Nan M. Gardetto
  • Janet Gebhardt
  • Julie Gentile
  • Sandy Gerlach Haack
  • Anne Gimbel
  • Cathy Girard Worden
  • Lois Grace Golde
  • Amy Goller
  • Kimberley Goode
  • Cecelia Gore
  • Jennifer A. Gotto
  • Beth Gottsacker
  • Sheri Grissom
  • Beverly J. Groeschell
  • Nancy Groethe
  • Linda J. Groth
  • Barbara S. Grove
  • Karen Guy
  • Linda Haag
  • Claire Hackmann
  • Erin Margaret Hahn
  • Jackie Hallberg
  • Christine Harris
  • Carolyn Harvey
  • Cheryl Harvey
  • Linda Heater
  • Katie Heil
  • Renee Herzing
  • Marguerite Horne
  • Melissa Horne
  • Cathy Jacobson
  • Barbara Jacobus Wells
  • Lynne Johnson
  • Renee Johnson
  • Judy Jorgensen
  • Mary Kellner
  • Jennie J. Kent
  • Judy A. Keyes
  • Kerri Kilbourne
  • Jane Kim
  • Barb Klein
  • Kristen E. Kobylinski
  • Sue Kolaga
  • Connie Kordsmeier
  • Susan Kreh
  • Marina S. Krejci
  • Caroline V. Krider
  • Liz Krieg
  • Joyce M. Kuehl
  • Carol Kuyers
  • Cynthia LaConte
  • Mary Lacy
  • Chris Lampereur
  • Trish J. Lane
  • Annabelle Lantz
  • Megan Lantz
  • Mary Jo Layden
  • Donna Lemanczyk
  • Justine M. Leonard
  • Colleen Lese
  • Christine V. Lesniewski
  • Laura Leverett
  • Elizabeth Levins
  • Laura Lindner
  • Gail Lione
  • Lola Loepfe
  • Jody Lowe
  • Joan Lubar
  • Madeleine Kelly Lubar
  • Susan Lubar-Solvang
  • Anne Luber
  • Janet Lucas-Taylor
  • Kris Lueders
  • Diana L. Maas
  • Laurie K. Mahoney
  • Elaine Mainman
  • Dawne Manista
  • Janice Marcus
  • Linda Marcus
  • Melina S. Marcus
  • Susan H. Martin
  • Anne Martino
  • Jennifer Mattes
  • Catherine Mattke
  • Chris O. McDermott
  • Patti Brash McKeithan
  • Susan McNally
  • Mary J. Meehan
  • Julie Meeusen
  • Maribeth Meeusen
  • Shannon Meeusen
  • Jan Mellowes
  • Kathleen J. Mellowes
  • Linda T. Mellowes
  • Mary L. Mokwa
  • Patsy L. Molinaroli
  • Cindy H. Molloy
  • Cheryl Moret
  • Lori Morgan
  • Mary Jo Mueller
  • Jill Murphy
  • Jane Neff
  • Michelle Nettles
  • Rhonda Oberland
  • Marie L. O'Brien
  • Kimberly Orourke
  • Phoebe Parsons
  • Deborah Patel
  • Lois Pauls
  • Lisa Pendergast
  • Susan Pickering
  • Karen Pinsky
  • Ildy Poliner
  • Jessica Poliner
  • Rebecca Porter
  • Sylvia Prising
  • Patricia L. Purcell
  • Heather Ramirez
  • Jo Ann Ratcheson
  • Mary Read
  • Julie Reiels
  • Roberta L. Remstad
  • Nicole Renouard
  • Lynn Rix
  • Nadia Rizk
  • Beth Rodenhuis
  • Shelagh Roell
  • Kristin Rogge
  • Tracy Rothman
  • Holly A. Ryan
  • Debra Sadow Koenig
  • Peggy Sampson
  • Rosalie Schaefer
  • Kim Schlifske
  • Debra J. Schmidt
  • Heidi L. Schneider
  • Elaine Schreiber
  • Barbara A. Schroeder
  • Carol Schuele
  • Sue Selig
  • Nancy Sennett
  • Jan Serr Shannon
  • Joan M. Shafer
  • Helen Shiely
  • Rebecca Simenz
  • Nancy Slovik Carter
  • Billie Jean Smith
  • Natalie Soref
  • Nita Soref
  • Sandra Spangler
  • Christine Speaker
  • Lynn M. Sprangers
  • Mary Ellen Stanek
  • Susan G. Stein
  • Linda M. Steiner
  • Cynthia Stoll
  • Laura Strain
  • Vanessa Strain
  • Anne Y. Stratton
  • Brenda Stugelmeyer
  • Julia H. Taylor
  • Lynda Templen
  • Grace Thomsen
  • Laura Thurow
  • Deanna Tillisch
  • Kayla Tillisch
  • Marjorie Tillisch
  • Carrie Toth
  • Clarice Turer
  • Peg McKee Uihlein
  • Lindsey Usher
  • Karen Van Drisse
  • Wendy Van Vugt
  • Debrah Vander Heiden
  • Anne Wal
  • Anne Wamser
  • Barbara Weiss
  • Suzanne M. Wertz
  • 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
  • Caitlin Ziegler
  • Carlene Ziegler
  • Diane Zore