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WHAT IS THE UNITED FUND FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES?
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About Us

Located in La Crosse, WI and founded in 1983, the United Fund for the Arts and Humanities (UFAH) campaigns diligently on behalf of twelve nonprofit member organizations.  Our goal is to increase funding for these nonprofit organizations to utilize art and culture as a community renaissance tool. These potential contributions towards art and culture improve the social, economic, and environmental aspects of our community life.  Additionally, UFAH strives to decrease the administrative work for both its sponsors and the beneficiary organization.

Organizations' ticket sales and memberships provide only a small portion of needed funding.  Therefore, distributions from UFAH are crucial for the success of our member organizations, creating a strong financial base that enables their continued pursuit of excellence in programming.

Our Mission

UFAH enhances the cultural life of the area by encouraging and providing opportunities for businesses to invest in the programs of local Arts and Humanities organizations in an efficient and effective way.

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UFAH originated in 1983 as a partnership between the business and arts communities to increase funds for the arts and decrease paperwork for both the giver and beneficiary. 

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WHY SUPPORT THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES THROUGH UFAH?

One Donation. Twelve Organizations.

Donors have the benefit of investing in multiple nonprofit Arts and Humanities organizations with one donation. UFAH member groups provide diverse programming for all ages while encouraging the development of our local economy and well-being.

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Make a Donation, Change Our Community

UFAH's member groups benefit you and our community by

  • inspiring and sparking conversation and critical thinking,

  • boosting academic performance while lowering the dropout rate of area students,

  • strengthening the economy,

  • driving cultural tourism and

  • improving health. 

93% of Funds Raised are Given to UFAH's Member Organizations

Gifts distributed by UFAH are unrestricted and used by member groups

  • for scholarships and music lessons, materials and instructors,

  • to hire quality professionals in their artistic fields for classes, workshops, demonstrations and performances in a hands-on atmosphere,

  • to keeping ticket prices low, and so much more. 

THANKS TO YOUR DONATION WE CAN CHANGE EVERY LIFE FOR THE BETTER

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 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

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The arts organizations in La Crosse do more than entertain. They build friendships, foster personal growth, and bring joy to so many people. I am forever grateful to live in such a vibrant community with so many opportunities to create and learn.”

Dominique Luecke 

2024 & 2023 Campaign Co-Chair

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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
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

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

Parker
La Crosse BoyChoir

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The arts empower us to see beyond the boundaries of our own lives and encompass the world as community”  

Toni Asher
Pump House Regional Arts Center

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Music has always been a special part of my life.  It brightens my day and gives me hope.  The La Crosse Girlchoir is one of my favorite things, because I can sing and also make new friends.  Music and the arts is the heart of my happiness.”  

Elizabeth Matz

 La Crosse Girlchoir

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