The Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida and the St. Joan Antida High School Board of Directors announced today the selection of Cecelia Gore as the recipient of the 2019 Trailblazer in Women's Leadership Award. The award will be presented to Ms. Gore at St. Joan Antida High School's 26th Annual Auction, held on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
The Trailblazer in Women's Leadership Award acknowledges important women in the Milwaukee community who are trailblazers in their career and whose life and actions reflect the mission of St. Joan Antida High School. More than 64 years ago, the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida were trailblazers in creating a place where they sought to educate and empower young women from all backgrounds. Today, St. Joan Antida High School is Milwaukee's premier all-girl urban high school located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Above all else, recipients of this award serve as role models for the young women of St. Joan Antida High School.
Cecelia Gore is a senior-level executive with extensive experience leading community/external affairs and foundation and sports philanthropy. She currently leads the Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, as Executive Director. Gore maintains operational excellence, consistently advising on innovative strategies which support efforts to achieve recognition for the Milwaukee Brewers as a strong corporate citizen, which engages in key initiatives that support the community.
Gore previously represented one of the largest and most active independent foundations in the history of Greater Milwaukee philanthropy, the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, where she led grant making and managed board relations. She has served as a board member and committee chair for numerous nonprofit organizations. Currently, Gore serves as a director for C.G. Schmidt, a family-owned/private construction company, as well as Froedtert Hospital, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee Film, and Alverno College.
Gore has received numerous awards and recognition including a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Carroll University. Gore will serve as Co-Chair of the 2019 United Way Campaign. Gore earned her B.A. and MBA from Alverno College and resides in Milwaukee, Wis. with her husband, Randy Bryant.
Marikris Coryell, president of St. Joan Antida High School, said, "Very few can match Cecelia Gore's impressive career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Gore demonstrates integrity, passion, and collaboration in all she does. We are particularly impressed with the work Gore has done to enhance opportunities for those most in need in Milwaukee – and for being a change agent for this city's youth." She added, "On behalf of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida and the St. Joan Antida High School Board, we offer our sincerest congratulations to Cecelia Gore, our 2019 Trailblazer in Women's Leadership Award Recipient!"