How to Help: Celebrate the Light Gala




November 11, 2022
(Veterans Day)
Discovery World, Milwaukee

5:30 pm Welcome Reception and Super Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner and Program
9:30 pm Dessert Station and Social Hour

Rogers Foundation is pleased to see you in person at the Celebrate the Light Gala on Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day) at Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI.

Download a PDF of all day-of-event guest information.

Support the Gala. Save Lives.

Proceeds raised at the Gala will directly support Patient Care Grants for individuals and families in need of care for mental health and addiction challenges.

In addition, to honor those who serve our country, we are pleased that all outright donations and Patient Care Grant matching gifts will specifically benefit grants for Veterans to receive free care at Rogers Behavioral Health in their pursuit of recovery from the impact of trauma.

With your participantion as a sponsor, underwriter, donor, or attendee, you are giving someone the opportunity to live a productive and fullfilling life!

YOU can make a difference:

  1. Become a sponsor or underwriter.
  2. Purchase a table or attend the event as an individual.
  3. Inspire others with a matching gift for Patient Care Grants up to your designated amount.

At our last in person event in 2019, proceeds totaled more than $250,000! This equates to more than 350 days of FREE TREATMENT for patients in need.

View sponsorship, underwriting and matching gift opportunities.
Download a printable PDF of the sponsorship, donation, and registration form.

Featured Presentation

Being at war with yourself: Enlisting in the healing process

In special recognition of Veterans Day, the evening’s featured presentation will focus on Trauma Recovery and has been aptly titled, “Being at war with yourself: Enlisting in the healing process.”

Trauma affects children, teens, and adults, including Military Veterans and first responders, who have experienced a distressing situation in a myriad of ways, from loss of sleep to the inability to leave one’s house. Horrific nightmares of the event, flashbacks, and other physical reactions increase feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide and may contribute to the use of alcohol and other substances to cope.

Thankfully, treatment works. At Rogers Behavioral Health, our comprehensive recovery programs use evidenced-based trauma-focused psychotherapies, which are shown to be the most effective treatments for reducing symptoms

Those who have experienced trauma can learn to feel safe in the world and cope with stress to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Printable PDF of featured presentation

Rae Anne Ho Fung, PhD, LP, is a clinical supervisor at Rogers Behavioral Health. She is also a mother, wife, Army Veteran, and childhood trauma survivor. Dr. Ho Fung will share her story of recovery, friendships that changed her life forever, and how the Iraq War solidified her desire to help others with trauma.

Red Carpet: YOUR Way

Be uniquely YOU by defining your own Red Carpet attire. Think black tie to dressed up jeans – and anything in between! Are you currently in the Military or a Military Veteran? Show us your service by wearing your branch uniform.

Printable PDF of “Red Carpet: YOUR Way”


Bartolotta Catering will prepare a duet entrée of braised short rib and airline chicken breast with potato puree, broccolini and red wine demi. An optional gluten free (GF)/vegetarian (VG) entrée is available upon request.

Contact Linda Schieble with dietary restrictions or if you prefer the GF/VG entrée.

Printable PDF of menu

Parking & Directions

Complimentary valet parking is available at Discovery World, located off of Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee’s Lakefront between the Milwaukee Art Museum and Summerfest Grounds.

Learn more about mental health and addiction challenges and the work of Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation on our YouTube channel.