Culver, Chang to chair 2011 UPAF campaign
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) has announced that Curt Culver, chairman and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based MGIC Investment Corp. and Tina Chang, chairman and chief executive officer of Brookfield-based SysLogic Inc., have been named co-chairs for the 2011 UPAF Campaign.
UPAF has provided operational support to Milwaukee’s nationally recognized performing arts groups since 1967. UPAF has 34 member and affiliate groups.
The 2010 UPAF Campaign surpassed the goal of $9.3 million by raising $9,450,382 for the 34 performing arts groups. The 2011 Campaign goal will be announced in early 2011.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Tina and Curt’s support and leadership for the 2011 campaign," said UPAF President Cristy Garcia-Thomas. "Their skills are invaluable assets as we work to secure funding for the spectacular performing arts groups which contribute so much to the community."
"The performing arts are vital to this community," said Culver. "Working with UPAF provides an opportunity to improve the quality of life for southeastern Wisconsin and enrich the lives of our future leaders. I am looking forward to the campaign. Despite the current economic challenges, I think it will be a very successful year. It is an honor to be partnered with Tina as co-chairs of the 2011 campaign. She’s successful in every new venture she takes on and I’m sure we are going to feed off of each other’s energy."
"I am looking forward to engaging the next generation of leaders and reaching out to my peers who operate small and mid-size businesses so that we can continue to grow the base of support for the performing arts,” Chang said. “It is easier than ever before to run an employee giving campaign thanks to critical technology investments recently made by UPAF and our community that enable us to reach out more effectively to our existing donors as well as a new generation of donors. I’m excited to have a chance to work with Curt. He is an outstanding and experienced leader who cares about the arts in southeastern Wisconsin, and I know we are going to work well together."
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