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!
The Michael C. Kubly Family
Patient Care Grant Match
Jessica and Patrick Pitre
Glitz and Glam
Bo and Mindy Ellis
Bob and Mary Olson
Dr. Brad and Jill Riemann
Mike and Bernadette Furlong
Pat and Melanie Hammer
Cheryl and Kevin Peterson
Dr. David Jacobi
Sue McKenzie Dicks
Suzette and John Urbashich
Jeanette and Adam Osborn
Dan and Mary Druml
Design and Print
BidPal Electronic Bidding
Dr. Crain and Maggie Bliwas
Marty Borell and Janie Fischer Borell