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Deanna Tillisch

Deanna Tillisch, President and CEO of the United Performing Arts Fund.

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United Performing Arts Fund Names Patrick Rath as Next President & CEO
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United Performing Arts Fund Names Patrick Rath as Next President & CEO

Rath comes to UPAF after eight years with Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

United Performing Arts Fund to Allocate $8,440,613 to Member Groups
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United Performing Arts Fund to Allocate $8,440,613 to Member Groups

Allocation total includes $720K directed specifically to arts accessibility through Kasey’s Fund

2020 UPAF Campaign Raises Over $11.6 Million for Local Performing Arts Organizations
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2020 UPAF Campaign Raises Over $11.6 Million for Local Performing Arts Organizations

$720,000 of total will be designated to specific arts accessibility programs

UPAF Welcomes Black Arts MKE as Newest Member Group
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UPAF Welcomes Black Arts MKE as Newest Member Group

Black Arts MKE has been a UPAF Affiliate Member since 2014

UPAF Enters the “Final Stretch” of the 2020 Fundraising Campaign
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UPAF Enters the “Final Stretch” of the 2020 Fundraising Campaign

Community support is needed for the performing arts to endure daunting times

Phoenix Investors Sees Value in Local Arts Education Programming
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Phoenix Investors Sees Value in Local Arts Education Programming

Firm supports UPAF Bright Minds when dollars are needed most

UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, Will Go Virtual as “An Event for All” on Sunday, June 14
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UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, Will Go Virtual as “An Event for All” on Sunday, June 14

The 40th Anniversary Ride will raise essential dollars for local performing arts organizations

United Performing Arts Fund Announces Record Increase in Arts Education Grants
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United Performing Arts Fund Announces Record Increase in Arts Education Grants

10 Member Groups to receive funding through UPAF Bright Minds

Final Nominees Announced for 2018 Footlights People’s Choice Awards
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Final Nominees Announced for 2018 Footlights People’s Choice Awards

Congrats to all our nominees!

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Arts and Culture Building Boom
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Arts and Culture Building Boom

Symphony, Ballet, Discovery World and Art Museum expansions transforming the city.

Deanna Tillisch Joins Penfield Montessori Academy’s Board of Directors
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Deanna Tillisch Joins Penfield Montessori Academy’s Board of Directors

Tillisch was named one of the Women of Influence in 2016 by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

How the Arts Can Change City

How the Arts Can Change City

Panelists discuss importance, future of arts in Milwaukee urban life.

Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7
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Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7

Ten scholars, including experts from Beijing; Rio de Janiero; Helsinki; Berlin; Hong Kong; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Washington, D.C., will give presentations.

United Performing Arts Fund Announces 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs
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United Performing Arts Fund Announces 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs

Community business leaders step up to support and sustain the performing arts in S.E. Wisconsin

Former Wisconsin tourism official Fantle to lead marketing for UPAF
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Former Wisconsin tourism official Fantle to lead marketing for UPAF

The Story of UPAF

The Story of UPAF

22,000 donors support it, and 15 performing arts groups benefit. But the impact on the broader economy is huge.