Michael Kellman Joins UPAF Board

by Jacob Coakley

Michael Kellman, new board member of the United Performing Arts FundMichael Kellman will serve as a representative of Next Generation UPAF.


United Performing Arts Fund Names Michael Kellman to Board of Directors

Milwaukee, WI (3/11/15) – The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Kellman, senior vice president of lending for North Shore Bank, to its board of directors. Kellman will serve as a representative of Next Generation UPAF, sponsored by We Energies Foundation. Next Generation UPAF is an affinity program for donors age 45 and under.

“Mike will be a tremendous asset as a member of the UPAF Board of Directors,” said Curt Culver, UPAF Board chair. “His professional experience coupled with his involvement with Next Generation UPAF will give him a distinct perspective that is valuable for both the board and the organization as a whole. We are excited for the passion, energy and expertise Mike will bring to the table.”

Along with serving on the UPAF Board, Kellman is chairman of the UPAF Westside Cabinet and the previous chairman of the National Advisory Council of First Data, and he is involved with Next Generation UPAF, Milwaukee Rotary Club, Wisconsin Bankers Association and Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland along with degrees in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

About UPAF

United Performing Arts Fund’s mission is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset and improve the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our vision is to shape a diverse, vibrant and sustainable cultural life for all. In 2015 UPAF’s Annual Campaign goal is $11.86 million to support the area’s vibrant performing arts environment. The 2015 Campaign will run through June 9. UPAF proudly bears Charity Navigator’s highest distinction for nonprofits – a four-star rating – and is ranked No. 1 by Americans for the Arts for being the most cost effective united arts fund in the country.

As an umbrella organization, UPAF supports a breadth of performing arts groups that collectively offer something for everyone through its 15 Member Groups and numerous Affiliates.  More than one million people are touched each year through performances, educational outreach, special events and community partnerships.

About North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, is one of the strongest banks in the country. It has assets of over $1.7 billion and 47 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin branch locations are in metro Milwaukee, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, the Green Bay area, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego and Door County. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also connect with North Shore Bank on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.