Lynde Bradley Uihlein

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Lynde Bradley Uihlein is an American heiress and philanthropist.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Lynde Bradley Uihlein was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1945.[1] Her mother was Jane Bradley Pettit, a philanthropist.[1][2] Her maternal grandfather was Harry Lynde Bradley, co-founder of Allen-Bradley and the Bradley Foundation with her granduncle, Lynde Bradley.[2] Her father was David Vogel Uihlein, Sr., heir to the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.[1] Her paternal great-grandfather was August Uihlein.[3] Her brother is David Vogel Uihlein, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Bradley Foundation.[1][4] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and a Master's degree in Social Welfare, both from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[2]


In 1989, she founded the Brico Fund, a feminist non-profit organization.[5] She has supported EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice America.[1] She serves on the Boards of the League of Conservation Voters and the Milwaukee Art Museum.[2] An environmentalist, she also supports Midwest Environmental Advocates, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Fondy Food Market, Growing Power, Walnut Way, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service and Wisconsin Wetlands Association.[2] She operates a community-supported agriculture project, the "Afterglow Farm", north of Milwaukee, including The Kitchen Table Project.[2] She has donated more than US$2.6 million to her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.[6]

She is a Democrat, and has supported Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama.[1] She has also supported EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice America.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She inherited a 300-acre parcel of land from her grandparents, Joseph and Ilma Uihlein, in Port Washington, Wisconsin.[2] In January 2009, she bought 25 acres of the former Squires Country Club.[2]