Celebrate the Light Gala

Watch the 2020 Gala event by clicking above. **Pre-show to start. Featured program begins at 10-minute mark.

Join us for a moment of inspiration and education as we shine the light on mental health and raise funds for patients at Rogers Behavioral Health.

This annual fundraising and awareness event supports children, teens, and adults whose personal resources and insurance coverage are limited by providing them with Patient Care Grants for free treatment at any of Rogers Behavioral Health’s treatment programs. Thanks to generous supporters, the Gala has raised close to $2.5 million since its inception. That’s roughly 2,333 days of care! Last year alone, it raised more than $250,000. Every dollar provides the priceless gift of a better day for someone in need.


Thanks to the generosity of almost 200 sponsors, underwriters and donors, this year’s Celebrate the Light Virtual Gala, held on November 12, beat its goal and raised more than $257,000! Every dollar helps ensure that a person in financial and clinical need throughout all Rogers’ locations is able to receive treatment and other personal support through the Foundation’s Patient Care Grant and Angel Fund programs.

Couldn’t make it to the Gala? It’s OK! Life happens.

You can watch the event by clicking HERE. Pre-show starts immediately. Featured program begins at the 10-minute mark.

Hear powerful messages from:

  • Solomon Thomas (professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers)
  • Trenni Kusnierek (sports anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston)
  • Melvina Young (clinical depression survivor and mother of a child with mental illness)
  • Julie/Gabe (former patient family and grant recipient)

You will also hear Matthias Schueth (vice president of Rogers Foundation) and Elizabeth Erickson (director of clinical services in West Allis) talk about how important it is that clinical teams can turn to the Foundation to help a patient complete treatment when insurance cuts out before they are ready to go home.

A complete list of supporters can be found on the event website, which is not supported in Explorer. Cut and paste link into Chrome: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/GD09Fw?vid=a9kwy.

Featured Program
Be bold! Be courageous! Be your best!

As we reflect on the past and look to the future, we can see the seeds of change taking root. The time has come to embrace the power that comes from knowing that all mental health and addiction challenges are real, treatment works, and recovery is possible. The time has come to turn our back on stigma for good and take action for mental health and wellness – for the benefit of ourselves and others.

Watch Promotional Videos from the 2020 Gala

  • Signature Mocktail: Positively Pomegranate Spritzer: https://youtu.be/MHUGQX2amD4
  • Celebrate the Light – Jennifer Musee: https://youtu.be/EHaixo0p60g
  • Celebrate the Light – Mackenzie: https://youtu.be/WURL6tmCDqo
  • Celebrate the Light – Emily: https://youtu.be/NL8spj0GBss


Thank you 2020 Gala sponsors, underwriters, and matching gift donors!


Catalyst Construction

Michael C. Kubly Family

Nancy Lindenberg
Power Test

Serve You Rx

Rick & Stacie Andritsch
Bank Five Nine
EQ Mastermind
Huntington Bank
Northwestern Mutual

Lemberg Electric Company, Inc.
OneNeck IT Solutions
Simpler Consulting

Ellenbecker Investment Group
Bo & Mindy Ellis
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Heartland Business Systems
InPro Corporation
Interspace LLC
Bob & Mary Olson
Patrick & Jessica Pitre
Dr. Brad & Jill Riemann
Rogers Behavioral Health Medical Staff
Salamone Supplies
Trio Engineering
United Healthcare
VJS Construction Services, Inc.

Patient Care Grant Match
Bohrer Family
Dr. Crain & Maggie Bliwas
Marty and Janie Borell
Patrick Bortz, Paramount Financial Strategies
David & Sue Dicks
Fiduciary Management, Inc.
Chris Fitzpatrick & Tara Argall
Gallery 1 Waukesha
Laura Gralton
Marquette Associates, Inc.
Carolyn & Kevin Martin
Sharon Murillo
Office 8
Pat’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Personal and Anonymous
Kevin & Cheryl Peterson
Patrick & Jessica Pitre
Quorum Architects, Inc.
Stapleton Realty & Appraisal
Arnold & Heather Stueber
TVJ Masonry, Inc.


Pre-recorded videos
American Transmission Co.
United Heartland

Event production
Handeland Flooring Inc.
Heritage Printing
Pesicek Collision
Premier Plumbing, LLC
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

Event software
CH Coakley & Co. Inc.
Edge Electric of Wisconsin
Snyder & Ek S.C.

Streaming platform
Elle Studio + Wellness
Engineered Security Solutions, Inc.
Image 360
Kujawa Enterprises Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
MC Group, LLC
Richard & Mary Lou McGuire
Stephen Perry Smith Architects

Virtual photo booth
Culligan Water of Waukesha
IC System
Mahler Clean
Mary-Jane Maurice
Norix/Specialized Furnishings & Equipment
Stapleton Realty & Appraisal
State Painting Co.
TessLock Access Control
Verlo Mattress
Walsh Masonary


Gala’s Signature Mocktail: Positively Pomegranate Spritzer

Positively Pomegranate Spritzer