Celebrate the Light Gala

Save the Date!
Friday, November 6, 2020
Discovery World (Milwaukee, WI)

You are cordially invited to attend the Celebrate the Light Gala. Join us for an elegant evening of inspiration and education as we shine the light on mental health and raise funds for patients and programs at Rogers Behavioral Health.

Friday, November 8 turned out to be a beautiful night to celebrate the light of mental health and wellness. More than 475 guests attended this year’s Celebrate the Light Gala, with proceeds reaching $250,000 in support of the Foundation’s life-saving mission!

The evening began with a Welcome Reception as guests entered the Promenade at Discovery World, taking in the stunning night view of Milwaukee through floor-to-ceiling windows. From here, guests were invited to mingle in the Power-On Exhibit, and then head up to the second level to peruse the “Glitz & Glam” jewelry raffle, sponsored by Craig Husar Fine Diamond & Jewelry Designs, and the “Family Ties” raffle as well as the super silent and exclusive auctions.

At 7:30, guests exited the Power-On Exhibit and found their seats in the Pavilion where they enjoyed a lovely dinner by Milwaukee’s very own Bartolotta Catering and Events. Dinner featured a goat cheese and spinach salad, filet mignon and shrimp duet, followed by a mini spiced apple crostata.

During dinner, two lucky winners of the jewelry raffle were picked: one took home a $1,000 gift card to Craig Husar in Brookfield and the other took home a gorgeous John Hardy bracelet valued at $1,300.  Soon after, winners of the “Family Ties” raffle were announced, the highest bidders of the super silent and exclusive auctions were disclosed, and the featured program began. This year’s topic tugged at the heartstrings as two siblings spoke about their emotional journey growing up in a household with a brother who has OCD, and how they are all able to smile again after treatment at Rogers and help from the Foundation not only helped save their brother’s life, but saved the whole family.

At the end of the evening, guests were invited to stay and visit around the dessert station in the Promenade before grabbing a to-go bag of donut holes and coffee for the road.

Thank you to ALL of our cherished guests, sponsors, underwriters, and donors for making this the most successful Celebrate the Light Gala on record!

Join us next year on November 6, 2019 at Discovery World, downtown Milwaukee, as we once again join together to break the stigma of mental health challenges and raise funds for patients and programs at Rogers Behavioral Health.


Thank you 2019 Gala Sponsors and Underwriters!

Radiate Sponsors

The Michael C. Kubly Family

Sapphire Sponsors

Nancy Lindenberg

Power Test

Dazzle Sponsors

Fiduciary Management, Inc.

VJS Construction

Sparkle Sponsors


EQ Mastermind

First Bank Financial Centre

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, & Lyman

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Ziegler Financing Corporation 

Patient Care Grant Match

Jessica and Patrick Pitre

Marquette Associates

Mueller QAAS

RBC Wealth Management

Glow Sponsors

Ellenbecker Investments

Gallacher Insurance

Gordon Flesch Company

Image 360

Lemberg Electric

OneNeck IT Solutions

Quorum Architects

Simpler Consulting

Glitz and Glam

Craig Husar Designs

Ignite Sponsors


Bo and Mindy Ellis

Bob and Mary Olson

Carolyn Gambill


Dr. Brad and Jill Riemann

Huntington Bank


Laura Gralton

Marcus Theatres

Mike and Bernadette Furlong

Paramount Financial Strategies

Pat and Melanie Hammer

Rogers Behavioral Health Medical Staff

Salamone Supplies

Serve You Rx

VJS Construction

Grant Donor

Cheryl and Kevin Peterson

Dawn Krautkramer

Dr. David Jacobi

Ron Deabler

Sue McKenzie Dicks

Suzette and John Urbashich

Glimmer Sponsors

American Transmission Company


Interspace, LLC

Jeanette and Adam Osborn

Midwest Drilled Foundation & Engineering, Inc.

Pesicek Auto Body, Inc.

Quest Diagnostics


Blush Sponsors

Band Box Cleaners & Laundry

Dan and Mary Druml

Eddie Tomaich

Pierce Engineers

Snyder and Ek Law Firm

United Heartland


Design and Print

G2 Creative, Inc.


VJS Construction

BidPal Electronic Bidding

Pat’s Heating and Air Conditioning


Bohrer Family

Dr. Crain and Maggie Bliwas

Handeland Flooring

Hennes Services, Inc.

Heritage Printing

Marty Borell and Janie Fischer Borell

Paramount Financial Strategies

Premier Plumbing LLC

Tri Formed Top Corporation

Dessert Station


Exhibit Systems

Office 8

Stephen Perry Smith Architects, Inc.


Symbiont Construction

United Healthcare

Walsh Masonry Decorations


Advanced Disposal

Class 1 Air

Frantl Industries

Gallery 1

Garland Alliance

Heartland Business Systems

Holz Motors

IC System

Myriem Bennani



Stapleton Realty 

State Painting Company

Testa Produce

Verlo Mattress Program

Make a donation or registration payment for the Gala HERE.