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)
  • Maribeth Achterberg
  • Patricia K. Ackerman
  • Sheri Adams
  • Julie Anding
  • Judith Arnold
  • Amy Arzbaecher
  • Kristin Arzbaecher
  • Megan Arzbaecher
  • Deborah Attanasio
  • Karla Baierl
  • Nancy Balcer
  • Judy Ann Bamberger
  • Christine Baranoucky
  • Leslie Barbi
  • Jane Barr
  • Ann Barrett
  • Nora Barry
  • Rebekah Barsch
  • Christine Batchelor
  • Catherine Bauer
  • Mary K. Baum
  • Donna Baumgartner
  • Jayne Becker
  • Natalie Beckwith
  • Katherine Behring
  • Desiree Erickson Beightol
  • Jane Bell
  • Susan C. Bellehumeur
  • Donna M. Bembenek
  • Mary Benedum
  • Ann Benschoter
  • Mary Beth Berkes
  • Cheryl Berry
  • Heidi Bertler
  • Kathe Biersach
  • Joanne Bischmann
  • Danielle Bly
  • Ellen Bonlender
  • Melanie Booth
  • Sandra Botcher
  • Michelle Bowen
  • Mary Kay Braza
  • Mae E. Brielmaier
  • Christine Brooks
  • Loretta Bronsteatter
  • Joan Bruce
  • Karen Brunow
  • Jill Brzeski
  • Kathie Buono
  • 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
  • Victoria Cole
  • Catrina Criscimagna
  • 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
  • Erin Dickinson
  • Sandy Dionisopoulos
  • Kathleen Dohearty
  • Andrea Dorgan
  • Mary Dowell
  • Karin E. Drescher
  • Roberta Drews
  • Barri Drury
  • Ginny Dunphy
  • Jane Durment
  • Linda Edelstein
  • Margaret Edmunds
  • Sue Ela
  • Rachel English
  • Jacqueline Ertl
  • Caryn B. Esten
  • Pamela Evason
  • Katie A. Falk
  • Katherine Falvey
  • Rosanna Fiallo-Scharer
  • Maureen Fitzgerald
  • Moira E. Fitzgerald
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons
  • Leona Fitzsimonds
  • Mary Kay Fleming
  • Michelle Flemma
  • Jennifer Florsheim
  • Sue Frautschi
  • Jody Furlong
  • Beth Furumo
  • Shannon Gagliardo
  • Nan M. Gardetto
  • Janet Gebhardt
  • Katherine M. Gehl
  • Sandy Gerlach Haack
  • Anne Gimbel
  • Cathy Girard Worden
  • Lois Grace Golde
  • Amy Goller
  • Andrea Golvach
  • Kimberley Goode
  • Cecelia Gore
  • Linda Gorens-Levey
  • Jennifer Gorman
  • Kelly Grebe
  • Sharon Green
  • Bev Greenberg
  • Claire Greene
  • Janet S. Greenebaum
  • Nancy Groethe
  • Linda J. Groth
  • Barbara S. Grove
  • Karen Guy
  • Linda Haag
  • Claire Hackmann
  • Erin Margaret Hahn
  • Jackie Hallberg
  • Ann Hammes
  • Christine Harris
  • Linda Heater
  • Katie Heil
  • Doris H. Heiser
  • Dolores Herbstreith
  • Jackie D. Herd-Barber
  • Rebecca Himmelspach
  • Sue Hitler
  • Marguerite Horne
  • Melissa Horne
  • Phyllis Huffman
  • Joan Hunt
  • Bonnie Jacob
  • Cathy Jacobson
  • Barbara Jacobus Wells
  • Ann W. Janikowsky
  • Diane Jenkins
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Marie 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
  • Carolyn Kois
  • Sue Kolaga
  • Connie Kordsmeier
  • Jean Kraft
  • Sophie Kramer
  • Roz Krause
  • 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
  • Jody Lowe
  • Joan Lubar
  • Madeleine Kelly 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
  • Melina S. Marcus
  • Jan Martin
  • Susan H. Martin
  • Vicki J. Martin
  • Anne Martino
  • Mary Linsmeier Schools
  • Jennifer Mattes
  • Catherine Mattke
  • Mary E. McAndrews
  • Hazelyn McComas**
  • Chris O. McDermott
  • Patti Brash McKeithan
  • Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt
  • Mary J. Meehan
  • Julie Meeusen
  • Maribeth Meeusen
  • Shannon Meeusen
  • Leslie Meisner
  • Jan Mellowes
  • Kathleen J. Mellowes
  • Linda T. Mellowes
  • Beth Mesrobian
  • Marilyn Miller
  • Cindy Molloy
  • Cheryl Moret
  • Jackie Mortenson
  • Beth Mrozinsky
  • Jill Murphy
  • Abigail Nash
  • Michelle Nettles
  • Marta Newhart
  • Jane Nosbusch
  • Anne Noyes
  • Rhonda Oberland
  • Marie L. O'Brien
  • Laurie Ocepek
  • Janet Olsen
  • Lindsay Olson
  • Kathleen Pacheco
  • Sara Parise
  • Phoebe Parsons**
  • Maggie Paruzynski
  • Molly Pasdera
  • Deborah Patel
  • Lois Pauls
  • Michelle Paxton
  • Jodi Peck
  • Lisa Pendergast
  • Susan Pickering
  • Jennifer Pieper
  • Karen Pinsky
  • Rebecca Porter
  • Patricia L. Purcell
  • Ann Raisler
  • Heather Ramirez
  • Mary Read
  • Julie Reiels
  • Katie Reitman
  • Roberta L. Remstad
  • Nicole Renouard
  • Lynn Rix
  • Nadia Rizk
  • Beth Rodenhuis
  • Shelagh Roell
  • Christine Ruff
  • Holly A. Ryan
  • Debra Sadow Koenig
  • Peggy Sampson
  • Margaret Samyn
  • Julia Sanders
  • Kathleen Sawin
  • Rosalie Schaefer
  • Kim Schlifske
  • Debra J. Schmidt
  • Heidi L. Schneider
  • Lisa Schraa-Banner
  • Barbara A. Schroeder**
  • Julie Schrubbe
  • Carol Schuele
  • Christy Schwan
  • Ruth Schwertfeger
  • Debbie J. Seeger
  • Sue Selig
  • Nancy Sennett
  • Jan Serr Shannon
  • Joan M. Shafer
  • Lorraine F. Shafer
  • Connie Shaikh
  • Helen Shiely
  • Monica Simons
  • Janet Sinks
  • Michelle Sirinek
  • Wendy Slocum
  • Nancy Slovik Carter
  • Billie Jean Smith
  • Dorothy Smith
  • Natalie Soref
  • Nita Soref
  • Christine Speaker
  • Arlene Spencer
  • Lynn M. Sprangers
  • Mary Ellen Stanek
  • Linda M. Steiner
  • Deanna Stever
  • Cynthia Stoll
  • Kim Stoll
  • Laura Strain
  • Vanessa Strain
  • Anne Y. Stratton
  • Brenda Stugelmeyer
  • Marie Suesse
  • Mara Swan
  • Makela Taphorn
  • Julia H. Taylor
  • Lynda Templen
  • Laura Thurow
  • Deanna Tillisch
  • Kayla Tillisch
  • Marcia Tillisch**
  • Stephanie Torneden
  • Peggy N. Troy
  • Clarice Turer
  • Ann Tylenda
  • Peg McKee Uihlein
  • Karen Van Drisse
  • Wendy Van Vugt
  • Ellen Venable
  • Anne Wal
  • Jaclynn Walsh
  • Anne Wamser
  • Lisa Weisman
  • Barbara Weiss
  • Cici Westlake
  • Carol Wiensch
  • Charlene Wietzel
  • Madonna Williams
  • Stacy Williams
  • Peggy Williams-Smith
  • Kate Wilson
  • Kelly Wilson
  • Margaret Wittkowske
  • Maryann Wright
  • Sandy Wysocki
  • Linda Yeager
  • Catherine Young
  • Sally Zale
  • Jessica Zeratsky
  • Caitlin Ziegler
  • Carlene Ziegler
  • Diane Zore

 

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