Cecelia Gore
Executive Director, Brewers Community Foundation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
email cecelia.gore@brewers.com
phone 414-902-4400
Senior level executive with significant experience I 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, Director/Governance Cmte., National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow. Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation 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.

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.

Carroll University Honorary Doctorate

 

Personal

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

Sector

Non-ProfitSports

Functional Expertise

AuditMarketingPublic Relations

Business Accomplishments

Rebranded and grew charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.  Created consistent, high visibility entity that established Club as a leader in the community and throughout Major League Baseball.  Generated $32 million and groundwork for a $10 million endowment in support of low income and disadvantaged youth and their families with goal of continuing to provide support in perpetuity.

Created strong network of partnerships throughout Greater Milwaukee in support of corporate goals and objectives.  Generated broad linkages among corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic entities with the goal of leveraging resources to improve the quality of life and economic sustainability of an urban community.