Featured in episode one of the second season of "Good Things Brewing," Cecelia Gore is a powerhouse Milwaukeean working every day to make our city a better place to live, work and play. Gore is the Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. The foundation focuses on health, education, recreation and basic needs. She serves on a number of nonprofit boards, supports impactful community campaigns and supports various strategic efforts to improve the quality of life for countless youth and their families. Read to learn more about what Cecelia Gore loves about the Good Land!

Milwaukee was named a top-three U.S. large city in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards in 2024. What do you feel sets our city apart? What makes us unique? 

Milwaukee harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of people throughout our community to stay in the game. We are generous people who sincerely care for others and desire to have our city be a world-class destination for all.


Milwaukee was listed as one of National Geographic's best destinations for slow travel in 2023, meaning that the community plays an integral role in the visitor experience. The publication also noted the city's tight-knit creative community. What role does our community play in making Milwaukee a great place to live and visit? 

Citizens in Milwaukee show up and show out! Our Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks fans, theatergoers, Summerfest attendees, etc., are perfect examples of the enthusiasm that can be expected when visiting Milwaukee.


While noting a local renaissance in the form of development throughout Milwaukee, the National Geographic piece also shares many of the iconic institutions and local staples. What is something you wish more people knew about Milwaukee? What are some hidden gems that you feel often go overlooked? 

Milwaukee County Parks, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Sculpture Milwaukee and a simple brisk walk along Lincoln Memorial Drive are good bets for a quality Milwaukee experience. And, of course, a great meal of which we have fantastic options.


Cecelia Gore, David Caruso, and Adija Greer Smith BTS


Did you grow up in Milwaukee? If yes, how have you seen it grow and evolve over your lifetime? 

I grew up in Milwaukee. I have witnessed the development and appreciate the increased pride we now have. Recognition of our lifting development and quality throughout our community is increasingly strengthening who we are. More to come, and it's exciting.


What is your vision for Milwaukee as it continues its evolution? 

Quality growth in all corners of our community. Interesting opportunities to showcase the diverse ways that people live and the joy of who they are and what they are achieving.


As a featured community member in "Good Things Brewing," you must be passionate about all our city has to offer. So, what do you love about Milwaukee and why? 

I love our ongoing efforts to make a difference for each other.


With the title of “Good Things Brewing,” what do you have brewing? What is on the horizon for the community you are looking forward to? 

Summer is on the horizon for me. Fresh air, blue skies and many, many things to do!


Learn more about Cecelia by watching episode one of "Good Things Brewing"!