Meet the Bettys: The Bridge-Builder

Amy Lindner is invested in making Milwaukee a better place for all.

JOIN US IN HONORING THE 2020 BETTY AWARD WINNERS IN A VIRTUAL EVENT DECEMBER 15TH. AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR ANNA QUINDLEN WILL DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND JOEL QUADRACCI OF QUAD WILL PRESENT REMARKS. 

As the devastating effects of the coronavirus spread across Milwaukee, Amy Lindner knew one thing for sure: United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha, where Lindner, age 43, has served as president since January 2018 and CEO since 2019, was built for a crisis like COVID-19.

Not only do Lindner and her team partner with over 100 groups across four counties connecting people to housing, food, medical assistance and more, they also create pathways for volunteers to advocate for causes they care about. “At the core,” says Lindner, “people want to be part of the solution.”  

That’s holds true for Lindner, too. Her work sits close to home. “I have seen people in my own life who have lived smaller, harder lives because they didn’t get the help they needed,” she says. “It’s amazing what happens when people can do the work and get treatment. To be able to be part of how people figure that out is a really powerful thing.”  


Amy Lindner is one of the 2020 recipients of a Betty Award. Each year, Milwaukee Magazine presents these awards as a tribute to the late Betty Quadracci, the magazine’s former publisher who founded Quad/Graphics with her husband Harry. Read more about this year’s honorees here


This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s November issue.

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