TAKING ON NEW CHALLENGES
MEET AMY LINDNER, PRESIDENT & CEO WW OF GREATER MILWAUKEE & WAUKESHA COUNTY
For anyone who knows United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, they know that this organization is not afraid of big challenges.
“We know that these issues are important to our community, and we know that we have the ability to bring the right people together to do something about them.” When Lindner mentions big challenges, she’s referring to topics like ending family homeless in the region by 2023, reducing barriers to a good job, and focusing on racial equity and social justice. “One of the things that continues to inspire us is the generosity of the people in our region,” said Lindner. “But with this generosity comes expectations. And they’re good expectations. Our donors want someone to be good stewards of their money. They want someone they can trust. They want someone to take on big issues. These expectations guide us in who we aspire to be as an organization.” Lindner knows a bit about tackling big things. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Notre Dame Law School. She was a partner at the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. She served as the President and CEO of Meta House, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit whose mission is to end the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families. And since 2018, under Lindner’s leadership as President & CEO, United Way has raised over $170 million for the community. And yet her biggest accomplishment may be what’s happening right now, as she navigates United Way and the community through a once-in-a-generation pandemic. Read more in our NEWSLETTER about how Amy and her team are working to make a difference in the lives of those in their community.
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