Amy Lindner
President & CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
email alindner@unitedwaygmwc.org
phone 4142638201
Skilled non-profit fundraiser and leader having led in both the direct service and in the community-wide impact arenas. Spent the first decade of her career representing businesses in litigation, particularly in the area of intellectual property protection.

Board Profile

Passionate about helping for-profit companies achieve their CSR and employee engagement goals through community impact.

Board Experience

Board President, Board Member and Fund Development Committee, Meta House
Wisconsin Chair, Seventh Circuit Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee
Chair, Wisconsin State Bar Intellectual Property Section

Professional Summary

CEO/President, United way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County            2019-present

  • Lead the community’s largest social service fundraising and community impact organization

President, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County                      2018-2019

  • In preparation for becoming organization’s CEO, leadership of community’s largest social service fundraising and community impact organization

CEO/President, Meta House                                                                                         2012-2017

  • Led agency with 90 employees and a $5.5m+ budget
  • Maintained industry-leading results in challenging funding environment.
  • Diversified funding streams and led development of first-ever income generating program as part of organizational transformation from overwhelmingly grant-dependent model to more sustainable model.
  • Developed and executed plan that secured first rate increase in two decades with key contractual partner.
  • Oversaw significant increase in fundraising efforts and results. Secured new major gift donors.
  • Increased culture of accountability and improved staff experience through new culture of clear expectations and rewards for results in balance with a supportive and warm culture.

Shareholder, The Schroeder Group s.c.                                                                            2011-2012

Attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.                                                                   2003-2011

Recognition & Awards

40 Under 40 Award Winner, Milwaukee Business Journal
Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation
Community Leader Award, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Women in the Law Award, Wisconsin Law Journal
Philanthropic 5 Award Winner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Personal

Happily married to Jason who is always game to see a new spot in the world. Good at being bad at golf.

Sector

Non-Profit

Functional Expertise

Legal

Business Accomplishments

Entrepreneurial: passionate about helping non-profits build sustainable business models