Get involved

Whether you’re a former patient or family who wants to stay connected to Rogers Behavioral Health or a passionate supporter of mental health in general, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference!

Give for a better day

Every gift is the gift of a better day for someone in need! Make your gift in any amount, either one-time or recurring. Select how/where you want your donation to be used or make your gift in honor/memory of a loved one.

Help us fundraise

From social campaigns to special events, there are so many ways to support our mission. Be creative and have fun!

“Give for a Better Day” drive
Collect much-needed items for patients at Rogers by organizing your own gift drive at your school, community organization, or business. Choose among our Angel Fund, Coping Skills, or Holiday gift drives and show patients you care. You may post our wist of items and let people bring in items OR purchase items directly from Amazon and have them shipped to the Foundation.

Online fundraising page
Turn your next special occasion into an online event with a purpose when you create your own online fundraising page in support of Rogers’ mission. 

Custom fundraising event
Whether it’s a school bake sale or a corporate golf outing, organizing your own event creates much-needed awareness and support for patients and programs at Rogers.

Facebook fundraiser
It’s easy to start a fundraiser for Rogers Foundation on Facebook and encourage your friends to give to a casue that matter to you.

Stay connected

Rogers Behavioral Health
Hear from our experts about important mental health and wellness topics affecting our world today and get the latest information about Rogers Behavioral Health, including nationwide program expansion projects, breakthrough research, career opportunities, and stories of hope and recovery from former patients and families.

Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation
See how Rogers Foundation works closely with Rogers Behavioral Health to help build a future in which health and wellness thrive. Stay up-to-date about how our work makes an impact, and then take action to make the world a better place. Together, we can do more! Give for a better day.

WISE: Initiative for Stigma Elimination
Take an active part in breaking down the stigma of mental health and wellness challenges by participating in the latest community-based workshops and activities through WISE Initiative for Stigma Elimination and its partners.

Recognize a Rogers team member

Shine the LimeLight on someone special at Rogers
“I couldn’t have done it without <insert name here>!” Shine the light on a Rogers staff member who made a difference for you or your loved one. Put them in the LimeLight by making a donation in their honor. In doing so, you’re also helping a future patient by contributing to the Foundation’s life-changing initiatives.

Recognize a nurse
Submit a DAISY Award nomination
Do you know a nurse at Rogers who goes above and beyond? Nominate them for a DAISY Award!

Recognize an outstanding individual
Submit a TULIP Award nomination
TULIP stands for thoughtful, unforgettable, lasting impact on a patient. Rogers’ award committee selects one indiviaul to be honored each quarter, and all honorees will be recognized.

Become a Rogers Champion

Tell us how we supported you
Have you been helped by one of the Foundation’s initiatives? Nothing opens up hearts to our mission than the words of a grateful patients or family. Tell us how our support made a difference:

  • I was a recpient of a Patient Care Grant to help pay for treatment.
  •  I received an Angel Fund gift (transportation, accommodations, utility bill, clothing, clothing, holiday gift, other).
  •  I participated in Spiritual Care programming or met with a chaplain.
  •  I took part in the “Up to Me” stigma reduction program.
  •  I spent time at the Ladish Center/Ronald McDonald Family Room on Rogers’ Oconomowoc, WI, campus.
  • I worked with Kobe as part of a Canine Assisted Intervention (CAI) during treatment.

Learn more about mental health
Find facts, videos, quizzes, blog, podcasts, downloads and webinars from Rogers Behavioral Health’s mental health and addiction experts. Learn more and pass it on!

Share your Rogers experience
Have you or a loved one spent time at Rogers? We’d love to hear about your positive Rogers experience and journey to recovery.  

Participate in mental health advocacy
Learn about opportunities and share your interest in helping others.


Participate in “Meals from the Heart”
Volunteer groups (up to 6 people) are invited to come to our Ronald McDonald Family Room© located in the Ladish Center at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to prepare food for patient families to enjoy while they support their loved one in treatment. This program provides families with healthy food options without the hassle and financial burden of having to bring their own food or leave campus. Choose the menu, purchase the ingredients and prepare/package food in the Family Room’s beautiful kitchen for families to enjoy on their own.

Help create a stigma-free world

Join forces with Rogers’ Community Learning and Engagement team and our partners at WISE: Initiative for Stigma Elimination to engage in anti-stigma work.

Use WISE words
Get the latest from experts offering their best advice, research, and insights around stigma reduction.

Support others
Learn how to respond in a supportive, non-judgmental way when people with mental health and other challenges are ready to share.

Decide how and when to disclose
The ‘Up to Me’ curriculum helps people make choices about if, when, and how they share their mental health and substance use struggles. Sign up to take this online course!

Learn Stigma 101
Stigma is a major barrier to people geting help they need. Take time to learn what it is and how to overcome it.

Become a part of WISE
Looking to be a part of the movement to increase inclusion, hope and support for people living with mental health and substance use challenges and help combat the stigma around these challenges?

Build compassion resilience
Facilitator resources for professionals and caregivers to prevent compassion fatigue.

Support our events

Whether you live near or far, there are many ways to participate in our special fundraising and awareness events:

  • Attend the event
  • Donate an auction item
  • Become a sponsor
  • Bid on items via online auction

Interested in volunteering on one of our special event planning committees? Contact Linda Schieble to find out more.

Celebrate the Light Gala
The annual Gala is the Foundation’s premier fundraising and awareness event held annually in November in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together, we will shine the light on recovery from mental health and addiction challenges raise funds to provide free treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health.

Women’s Gathering
Held annual in May in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, guests are encouraged to take a moment of inspiration and education as we gather in our shared passion for mental health and wellness. Leave the day with take-away tips to benefit your body, mind, and soul long after the event is over. All proceeds support the Spiritual Care Program at Rogers Behavioral Health.

Participate in research

Rogers Research Center
Rogers Research Center pursues research that is directly translatable/related to the needs of the patient population we serve and to the behavioral health field. Anyone may participate in a research study if study eligibility criteria are met.