The Pathway Home, a Celebration of Ending Homelessness, will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7:00PM. In celebration this year, we will honor Cecelia Gore with our Woman of the Word Award for her steadfast and dedicated support of women and families in the Milwaukee community. Our Client Transformation Award will honor a Cathedral Center client who has transformed her life and inspired others to do the same. To help us celebrate will be honorary chair and host Carole Meekins.
Carole Meekins is the 2021 Pathway Home Honorary Chair. Meekins is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter and has been in television journalism for more than three decades. Her weekly "Positively Milwaukee" reports celebrate good news and inspirational stories of people, places, and events throughout southeast Wisconsin. We are thrilled to have Carole host our event, which celebrates the perseverance of Cathedral Center's clients, and the community advocates and supporters who uplift our mission.
Congratulations 2020 Honorees!
Woman of the Word
Cecelia Gore, friend, and advocate of Cathedral Center and our mission, is a senior level executive with extensive experience in philanthropy, community affairs, and nonprofit management in the Milwaukee area. Cecelia currently serves as the Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation. As a Milwaukee native, Cecelia is a champion for the Greater Milwaukee community and spearheaded the development of the Milwaukee Brewer's philanthropy efforts. In this capacity Cecelia has touched many nonprofits in our community, especially those that serve low-income populations and youth.
Cecelia is an active board member for several local organizations such as Froedtert Hospital, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Film, and Alverno College. Cathedral Center recognizes Cecelia for her tireless work to strengthen the social and nonprofit communities in Milwaukee and for her continued support of Cathedral Center and our mission to end homelessness… one life at a time.
Before overcoming homelessness, Heather Ronczka stayed at the Cathedral Center multiple times. Heather struggled with addiction and trauma, which served as large barriers to success. The last time she was with us, in 2019, Heather dedicated herself to working with her Case Manager and taking all the steps necessary to improve her circumstances. Heather will be the first to tell you that it is hard work and it can be tempting to give up. She persevered and has been working full-time and living on her own since leaving our shelter. Now in recovery, Heather has been able to build strong relationships with her family members and she is someone everyone can rely on. Heather made tremendous growth and progress throughout her time at Cathedral Center and has only made more significant strides since.
Woman of the Word