Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue

August 22, 2024 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The twelfth annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden's education programs – tickets on sale now!

The funds we raise through the barbecue are used to underwrite the cost of tours, field trips, and transportation for schools with limited financial resources; to provide scholarships for young people attending our art studio classes and summer camps; and to support professional development for K-12 teachers, particularly through our Innovative Educators Institute. Historically, the majority of the K-12 students we serve attend MPS and receive our programs without charge.

For the past decade, our work with K-12 educators and their students has been underwritten by a generous grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. This funding comes to an end in December. In this year of transition, we have been considering which elements of these programs are essential and sustainable. We have been working with our partners, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools, to imagine the next phase of our collaborative work and to seek new sources of funding.

This financial transition occurs at a time when inflation and soaring bus costs have impacted our education programs, and when school districts, students, and educators struggle with tight budgets and learning gaps and adjustment issues that linger from the pandemic.

The funds we raise through our 12th Annual Backyard Barbecue will be essential to our ability to serve children and youth through hands-on, multi-service programs, both here and in local classrooms. With your support, we can focus on continuing to develop the long-term and multifaceted relationships with teachers that enable us to fully integrate our resources into classroom curricula and to make a difference in students’ lives.


Thursday, August 22, 2024
5-8 pm
2145 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Purchase a table for 4, 8 or a Family Pass to be seated with your own group.
Single ticket options: $100 per adult / $30 per child
Table options: $800 per table of 8 / $400 per table of 4 / $230 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children under 18)
If you are interested in a different configuration, give us a call at 414-446-8794.
($440 of each table of 8, $220 of each table of 4, $100 of each family pass, and $55 of each single adult ticket is tax deductible.) All tickets include food and entertainment. There will be a cash bar.
Purchase tickets online. If you prefer to pay by phone, give us a call at 414-446-8794.

VIP Table and sponsorship options available.
VIP Table option: $1000. Table of eight with wine included.
($600 of each VIP table is tax deductible.)
If you are interested in BBQ sponsorship information, please give us a call at 414-446-8794.

Join us for our annual fundraiser to benefit Lynden’s education programs, featuring a feast of local, sustainable foods catered by Braise; dessert from Isa’s Artisan Ice Cream truck; magic from Matthew Teague; music from Caley Conway; and a mix of classical and pop from members and alumni of the Nathan Hale High School Orchestra.

Make a Donation

Can't attend but would like to support our Education Programs? Make a donation to Lynden.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Baird Private Wealth Management - The ECAB Investment Group

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