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 2013 campaign are:

 

  • ANONYMOUS (4)
  • Patricia K. Ackerman
  • Julie Anding
  • Wendy D. Arnone
  • Amy Arzbaecher
  • Karla Baierl
  • Mary K. Baum
  • Megan Bauman
  • Jayne Becker
  • Katherine Behring
  • Desiree Erickson Beightol
  • Jane Bell
  • Susan C. Bellehumeur
  • Donna M. Bembenek
  • Linda Benfield
  • Mary Beth Berkes
  • Sandra Botcher
  • Laura A. Bouslough
  • Karen Brunow
  • Andrea Bryant
  • Kathie Buono
  • Therese Burkhart
  • Patty Cadorin
  • Sharon Canter
  • Rhonda Cardella
  • Tracey Carson
  • Nancy Carter
  • Christine Culver
  • Sue S. Culver
  • Tiffany Davister
  • Meg Dean
  • Kathleen Dohearty
  • Andrea Dorgan
  • Mary Dowell
  • Jane Durment
  • Linda Edelstein
  • Leona Fitzsimonds
  • Lois Grace Golde
  • Sue Frautschi
  • Susan M. Fronk
  • Nan M. Gardetto
  • Cathy Girard Worden
  • Kimberley Goode
  • Barbara S. Grove
  • Penny Gutekunst
  • Karen Guy
  • Jackie Hallberg
  • Christine Harris
  • Carolyn Harvey
  • Cheryl Harvey
  • Jill Heavenrich
  • Renee Herzing
  • Marguerite Horne
  • Melissa Horne
  • Cathy Jacobson
  • Mary L. Mokwa
  • Judy Jorgensen
  • Mary Kellner
  • Jennie J. Kent
  • Judy A. Keyes
  • Sue Kolaga
  • Connie Kordsmeier
  • Susan Kreh
  • Caroline V. Krider
  • Cynthia LaConte
  • Mary Lacy
  • Trish J. Lane
  • Annabelle Lantz
  • Megan Lantz
  • Mary Jo Layden
  • Justine M. Leonard
  • Colleen Lese
  • Laura Lindner
  • Gail Lione
  • Jody Lowe
  • Joan Lubar
  • Madeleine Kelly Lubar
  • Susan Lubar-Solvang
  • Kris Lueders
  • Laurie K. Mahoney
  • Dawne Manista
  • Maralynn Markano
  • Anne Martino
  • Chris O. McDermott
  • Maureen McGinnity
  • Patti Brash McKeithan
  • Julie Meeusen
  • Maribeth Meeusen
  • Shannon Meeusen
  • Jan Mellowes
  • Kathleen J Mellowes
  • Linda T. Mellowes
  • Michelle Moran
  • Jill Murphy
  • Jane Neff
  • Anne Noyes
  • Rhonda Oberland
  • Margaret Paddock
  • Deborah Patel
  • Lois Pauls
  • Lisa Pendergast
  • Susan Pickering
  • Ildy Poliner
  • Jessica Poliner
  • Mary Read
  • Nicole Renouard
  • Lynn Rix
  • Nadia Rizk
  • Gayle Rosemann
  • Holly A. Ryan
  • Nora T. Sale
  • Peggy Sampson
  • Rosalie Schaefer
  • Kim Schlifske
  • Sue Selig
  • Elizabeth Sellars
  • Nancy Sennett
  • Jan Serr Shannon
  • Lois A. Smith
  • Natalie Soref
  • Nita Soref
  • Mary Ellen Stanek
  • Cynthia Stoll
  • Kim Stoll
  • Jenny Sullivan
  • Kayla Tillisch
  • Laura Strain
  • Margy E. Stratton
  • Julia H. Taylor
  • Deanna Tillisch
  • Sophia M. Underwood
  • Karen Van Drisse
  • Wendy Van Vugt
  • Caitlin Wandell
  • Deb Wandell
  • Haley Wandell
  • Charlene Wietzel
  • Madonna Williams
  • Stacy Williams
  • Peggy Williams-Smith
  • Kate Wilson
  • Maryann Wright
  • Linda Yeager
  • Catherine Young
  • Caitlin Ziegler
  • Carlene Ziegler
  • Diane Zore