United Performing Arts Fund announces multi-million dollar campaign goal

Special to The Freeman

March 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE The United Performing Arts Fund has a $11.86 million 2015 campaign goal, as announced at its annual Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, March 4.

This is the largest goal in the history of the organization.

"After exceeding the 2014 goal, we wanted to raise the bar and the awareness of the performing arts in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin," said Patty Cadorin, 2015 UPAF Campaign Co-Chair. "We will need everyone's support to achieve our goal this year and continue the outstanding support UPAF is able to provide to the performing arts in our community."

The kickoff event, held at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, featured performances from three UPAF Cornerstone Member Groups: First Stage, Milwaukee Ballet and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

UPAF is committed to campaign growth in:

     Riders in the UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will receive extra encouragement to raise pledges outside of their registration fees. An increase in Ride pledges will help UPAF reach its Ride for the Arts goal of $600,000.

     Workplace Giving Campaign Participation and Leadership Giving, especially within UPAF's Affinity Programs - UPAF Notable Women, sponsored by BMO Harris, and Next Generation UPAF, sponsored by We Energies Foundation.

The 2015 campaign will run through Tuesday, June 9.