Congratulations to this year's hero award winners!

View their amazing stories below


Adult Good Samaritan Hero

Nancy Piscina, Milwaukee County


Community Safety, Security & Resiliency Hero

Gaulien Smith, Milwaukee County


Emergency Response Hero

Rebekah McAleese, Milwaukee County


From the Heart Hero

Yourell Family, Waukesha County


Hero of the Year

Det. Andrew Wilkiewicz, Milwaukee County


Military Hero

Chris Kolenda, Milwaukee County


Youth Good Samaritan Hero

Essence Collier, Racine County

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Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Brave Hearts Gala, supporting the mission of the Red Cross and celebrating individuals who have prevented life-threatening situations from occurring, come to the aid of another, or contributed to the safety of our community through a single act or ongoing activity.

This event had now ended, but we hope to see you again next year!


Thank you to our 2023 Brave Hearts Honorary Chairs Peggy Williams-Smith, President and CEO of Visit Milwaukee, and Mark Kass, Editor-In-Chief of the Milwaukee Business Journal  

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