UPAF announces new match grants

The United Performing Arts Fund recently announced that two new challenge grants will match all new and increased gifts to the organization now through the end of 2010. Carlene and Andy Ziegler have announced a new $40,000 challenge grant that will match all new and increased individual gifts of $500 or less. And since UPAF was successful in reaching the $100,000 goal set by the initial Kelben Foundation challenge, the Kelben Foundation is offering an additional
$25,000 challenge grant for new and increased gifts Leadership gifts of $500 or more received until June 22.
"We are grateful to Carlene and Andy Ziegler and the Kelben Foundation for their extraordinary generosity in support of our 2010 campaign," said UPAF president Cristy Garcia-Thomas. "The opportunity for
donors to double the impact of their gift is immense. Please consider joining the Zieglers, the Kelben Foundation and UPAF in support of the performing arts this year."
UPAF Member Groups reach a million people through over 2,000  performances of live theater, music, dance and opera, educational programming and regional, community outreach each year including over 400,000 school children annually.
"Andy and I strongly believe in the tremendous benefit of a thriving performing arts sector in our community," commented Carlene Ziegler. "As business owners, we know the arts help us attract and retain creative talent. As parents we appreciate the cultural opportunities we can offer our children. And as donors,we are pleased to have UPAF as the vehicle to make our investment because we know our dollars will be wisely spent."

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