Lynde B. Uihlein followed the philanthropic footsteps of her mother and grandfather when she established the Brico Fund in 1990.
Her mother, Jane Bradley Pettit, contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to Milwaukee-area causes, including the Bradley Center, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School and the Pettit National Ice Center. Her grandfather, Harry, and great uncle, Lynde, her namesake, are the founders of Allen-Bradley Co. and the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
Lynde B. Uihlein currently serves on the boards of the League of Conservation Voters and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in social welfare.
Her philanthropic interests related to the environment focus on the promotion of policies and practices that improve the water quality and quantity of Lake Michigan and surrounding waterways, and an emerging focus around sustainable agriculture and urban food systems in the region.
Among other key nonprofit organizations she supports are Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Fondy Food Market, Growing Power, Walnut Way, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service and Wisconsin Wetlands Association.