UFAH's Annual Campaign

Every year during the annual campaign, UFAH solicits over 400 businesses and members of the community to raise funds for eleven member organizations.

Jordana Snyder Photography

UFAH’s board, member organizations and campaign chair team all work together to make the Coulee Region rich in culture and to continue to improve the well-being of those that live in our area.  Being apart of the UFAH team has many benefits including:

Knowledge and Inspiration – There is an opportunity to learn from one another and spark conversation. The UFAH board is comprised of at-large board members and member group representatives giving UFAH a wide variety of skills, knowledge, ideas and opinions.

Connection – Improving our network of those that want to help, donate, participate and be entertained.

Increased Exposure – Member groups work together and with other organizations for the betterment of our community and increases their reach:

In December 2018, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Girlchoir, and La Crosse Area Youth Symphony joined together in a holiday concert to create an amazing performance allowing patrons of each to enjoy all three. This event also giving the younger performers the opportunity to perform and learn from a professional orchestra.

On May 4th the La Crosse Girlchoir and La Crosse BoyChoir joined together in a concert to create an amazing performance allowing patrons of each to enjoy both.  These partnerships happen frequently between our member organizations and increase the number of people directly benefiting and exposing them to a diverse repertoire and compilation of arts and humanities organizations.

This year UFAH’s campaign chair team, Pat Heim, Dick Record and David Reedy, are all leaders and philanthropists in our community. They lead by example and this year they will be working together for the betterment of UFAH and the La Crosse Community: Better Together.

Music, art and theatre can positively change the trajectory of your life. Help us improve our community by working together.

“LYSO gives me a chance to play with great musicians and share my love of music.”

-Jeremiah Jefferson & John Falter
 La Crosse Area Youth Symphony   Orchestras

“Each day we find a new discovery that tells us more about the lives of those who came  before us. The thrill of adventure and the excitement of mystery carries a brightness to  aspiring archaeologists everywhere.”  

-Kassie Haines, age 30
 Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

“I have been more confident and have become a better singer. I am learning how to read music too.”

-Parker, age 10
 La Crosse BoyChoir

The impact of the arts and humanities

The La Crosse area is like no other with unmatched natural beauty, a  vibrant and growing city center and an arts community second to none.

In one year, the arts contribute approximately $32.7 million to our local economy and generate 1,100 jobs. — 2015 Americans for the Arts Study

The arts and humanities not only benefit the local economy, they benefit our spirit and well-being. They give us the chance to step out of our everyday lives and experience beauty, expression and inspiration.

2019 Campaign Kick Off Event

Over 100 people came to celebrate UFAH’s 36th year and enjoyed performances by the Special Export Quartet of the Coulee Chordsmen (Lee Rasch, Gary Buxengard, Roger Christians and Charlie George) and violinist Victor Spaeth and cellist Will Coffey from La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras.

(608) 785-7242

119 King St, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

©2017 by United Fund For the Arts and Humanities.

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