Cecelia Gore
Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
email cecelia.gore@brewers.com
phone 414-902-4544
LinkedIn Profile
Senior level executive with significant experience in philanthropy, community affairs, sports (MLB) and nonprofit management. Experienced grant maker, fundraiser and strategic governance professional. Served in leadership roles with multi-million dollar foundations, media planning, event creation and management. Solid track record of forging long lasting mutually beneficially partnerships. Exceptional team builder with strong leadership qualities. Respected by colleagues and clients for a high degree of professionals, innovation and integrity.

Board Profile

Currently serves as an independent director for CG Schmidt Construction Company and Town Bank, a Wintrust Company. Nonprofit boards include: Alverno College- Trustee/Governance Chair, Greater Milwaukee Foundation- Director/Community Investment Co-Chair, Sojourner Family Peace Center- Chairperson, Director/Governance Cmte., National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow. Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Director. Greater Milwaukee Committee - Director, 2019 United Way Campaign Co-Chair.

Board Experience

See above.  Nonprofit board service spans over two decades. Several appointmentss as Board Chair, Capital Campaign Chair and/or Committee Chair.   Seven year board tenure for local community bank – North Milwaukee State Bank.  Current corporate director for Town Bank, a Wintrust Company and CGSchmidt Construction.

Professional Summary

Executive Director – Brewers Community Foundation, charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.  Focus on health, education, recreation and basic needs.  Generated more than $32 million over 10 years.  Supports approximately 200 nonprofits annually.  Previous Program Director and sole staff member for the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation – one of the largest family foundations in the City of Milwaukee.  Led strategic grant making, program development and managed board relations.  Employed twenty four years with Wisconsin Gas Company serving primarily in External Relations roles.

Recognition & Awards

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, Harvard Business School Certificate – Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management and Women’s Leadership.  Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence (Hall of Fame and 40 Under 40).  African American Chamber of Commerce Business Champion.  BizTimes Business Champion.  Alverno Outstanding Alumna Award.  Boys and Girls Club AnnaBell Cook Award, Girl Scouts Leader Award along with  many other appreciated nonprofit awards and recognition, Greater Milwaukee Committee Mary Ellen Stanek Corporate Governance/Diversity Award.

Carroll University Honorary Doctorate



Life long resident of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Graduate of Alverno College - BS/MBA. Married to Randy Bryant.


Financial ServicesNon-for-profit/EducationProfessional Services

Company Revenue

$1B to $3B

P&L Responsibility

Up to-$25M

Level of Expertise



Corporate GovernanceDiversity, Equity & InclusionEnvironmental, Social, and Corporate GovernanceMarketing & Branding

Board Experience


Leadership on Board

DirectorBoard ChairCommittee ChairCommittee Member


ExecutiveFundraising & DevelopmentNominating & Governance