UNITED PERFORMING ARTS FUND INC

aka UPAF   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.upaf.org

Mission

The UPAF mission statement is three-fold: 1. Raise much-needed funds to ensure entertainment excellence 2. Promote the performing arts as a regional asset 3. Responsibly steward the dollars our donors so generously give us As an umbrella fundraising organization, UPAF’s support allows 14 Member Groups, including First Stage, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Skylight Music Theatre, to focus more of their efforts on what they do best – creating, performing, educating and inspiring.

Ruling year info

1967

President & CEO

Deanna Tillisch

Main address

301 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 600

Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA

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EIN

39-6100399

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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UPAF Connect

UPAF works with local nonprofits to connect world-class performing arts experiences with those who may not otherwise have access to these cultural assets. UPAF strongly believes that everyone in the community should have the chance to embrace the magic of music, dance, and theater.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The UPAF team measures our success based on achievement of three goals:
1. Expand, diversify and retain donor base.
2. Merchandise UPAF through year-round brand/marketing extensions and external-facing activities.
3. Streamline and simplify internal processes and procedures.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED PERFORMING ARTS FUND INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
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Board chair

Robert Sanders

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No