This original oil painting by Marilee Shepard is one of 15 exquisite raffle items that will be on display at the Women's Gathering. Tickets are 3 for $10, 10 for $20 or 25 for $40.11th Annual Women's Gathering

Benefiting the Spiritual Care Program

The Power of Nature - Restoring Mind, Body and Soul
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue

11:00 a.m. - Check-in and Raffle
12:00 p.m. - Luncheon and Program

Join Us

PDF of Invitation
Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us at this year's event and take away simple, yet effective ways to connect with nature so you can experience its many mental health benefits, and learn how these benefits are being incorporated into the treatment process for patients at Rogers.

Shuttle & Carpool Considerations

Parking will be limited! Consider carpooling with friends or taking the shuttle. Shuttle buses will be leaving from Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc and West Allis at the following times:

If you are interested in taking the shuttle, please contact Linda Schieble no later than Friday, May 15th at 262-646-1652.

Wear Lime Green

Lime green is the official color of mental health and awareness. Please wear a touch of lime green to show your support!

Bring a Furry Friend

Bring a furry friend to the event! Your donation of a stuff animal can bring comfort to a child in need. Read about the big impact this small gesture (and the Foundation) can have on a family:

When shown the room where my son would be spending the next several weeks, there was a Rogers Foundation bear sitting on the bed, waiting for him.  In that moment, seeing something for him to hold on to when we could not hold onto him, showed us that we were not alone in this struggle.

We were told that the bear was a gift from the Rogers Foundation.  This is when we first heard about the Foundation - but at that time, we did not know the impact you would have on our lives today.  You have no idea how our hearts were broken as we left our son that day, with only his teddy bear to hold on to. 

After several weeks, just like the teddy bear Zach received (from you giving him hope and comfort), the Rogers Foundation came to us in the same, but much larger way. We were told that the Rogers Foundation had granted Zachary two weeks of treatment.  We are, to this day, humbled by your generosity.

- Brenda


Double you gift with our $5K Spiritual Care Matching Gift Challenge. Your gift will have twice the impact when Power Test matches it dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!

Bloom Where You're Planted Raffle

Door County Condo– A 3-night stay in a 2-bedroom condo at Scandinavian Lodge in Sister Bay, WI  (Expires May 31, 2016; Excludes Holiday/Festival Weekends.)
Donated by: Bernie Furlong

Everything’s Popping Up Peonies- Framed original oil painting on wood.
Donated by: Marilee Shepard

A Breath of Fresh Air- Succulent wreath, Pink Peony candle and a set of (3) Blessing Bracelets.
Donated by: Rogers’ Gardening Staff, Yellow House Salon, M. Walgren Designs

Wardrobe Must-Haves- Kate Spade Cedar Street patent small pearl purse in orbit blue and a white and grey floral patterned CAbi scarf.
Donated by: A friend of Rogers and April Schultz

Alluring Accessories- Silver & 18k Rose Gold plated filigree bracelet with enamel accents and a floral scarf from CAbi.
Donated by: Barnes Jewelers and April Schultz

Get Your Green Thumb On- Potted flower container and gift basket with gardening supplies, $50.00 gift certificate to Shady Acres Perennial Nursery (expires September 16, 2015) and a rustic barn wood hydrangea plaque
Donated by: Shady Acres Perennial Nursery, Shady Lane Greenhouses, Inc., Sign Niche

Pamper Yourself!- With a $50.00 gift certificate to Neroli Salon & Spa (no expiration date), a $40.00 gift certificate for waxing from Waxing Girl Studio, Aveda Light the Way candle, (2) bracelets and (1) pair of earrings from Sweet Sparkles, and a fresh floral bouquet from Avant Garden Florist (Delafield).
Donated by: Avant Garden Florist, Aveda Institute Milwaukee, Sweet Sparkles, Waxing Girl Studio

Beauty Throughout the Seasons- Enjoy a silk flower arrangement, a $100.00 gift certificate to The Flower Garden in Hartland (no expiration date) and a tray of Niemann's chocolates with a $50.00 gift certificate for Niemann's (Wauwatosa).
Donated by: Pam Enright, The Flower Garden, Sherri Kasdorf

Give your Garden the One-Two Punch- With (5) red Knock Out rose bushes, (3) trays of assorted Scarborough Faire herbs and a $100.00 gift certificate from Ebert’s Greenhouse Village (no expiration date).
Donated by: Wayside Nurseries, Ebert’s Greenhouse Village and W & E Radtke, Inc.

Get On Your Way to Fitness- Enjoy a 3-month individual membership with access to your choice of (5) clubs -Brookfield, Mequon, North Shore, River Glen, West Brookfield - for new members only, must activate by October 31st 2015. Included in package is (1) private 45-minute Yoga lesson with M.E. York. You choose your modality: restorative aerial Yoga, foam rollers and balls or strength training barre. Expires August 31, 2015 (Oconomowoc).
Donated by: Elite Sports Clubs and M. E. York

Aroma Therapy Oils & Health and Wellness Basket.
Donated by: Tama'ra Reed

The Greatest Wealth is Health ~Virgil- Gift basket includes Natural Bug Repellant, Purification Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, bottle of 100% pure Young Living Oil and a $150.00 gift certificate for a 1-hour session with a Center 4 Whole Health provider of your choice. Expires December 31, 2015 (Delafield).
Donated by: Center 4 Whole Health

Party at the Y!- Birthday party package at the YMCA (Pabst Farms - Oconomowoc) for up to (15) kids and (5) adults (not including the Birthday child). Package includes a private party room, personal party planner, balloons, decorations, paper products and a T-shirt for the Birthday child. This package also includes (1) saddle seat private horseback riding lesson from Caitlin Carmody. (Expires September 1, 2015).
Donor: Caitlin Carmody and YMCA at Pabst Farms 


Whether its a note of friendship, thanks or well-wishes, this set of 12 notecards is perfect for any occassion!

Package of 12 ($10 ea)





Trenni Kusinerek is a Muskego High School and Marquette University graduate. Today, she is a nationally known sportscaster currently reporting for Comcast SportsNet New England in Boston, MA. Trenni is open about her battle with depression in hopes that she can use her national platform to help others in need. We are honored that she has agreed to join us for the second year as our emcee.


Naomi came to the Child & Adolescent Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital after months of severe depression and anxiety. Her treatment team introduced her to the art of gardening. The simple tasks of pulling weeds, removing dead flowers and re-planting struck a chord inside Naomi, and it filled her with a sense of purpose and a new outlook on life. Three years after she left Rogers, Naomi is in college and enjoying life. She and her mother, Jane, will talk about their journey and the special place the gardens still have in their hearts.

Melanie Hammer, MSW
She will share how you can harness the power of nature to heal your mind, body and soul. Learn how Rogers incorporates the newest evidence-based design in therapeutic gardens for patients, families and staff.

Power Test 

Kelben Foundation
Billie Kubly

Ellenbecker Investment Group, Inc.
Garland Alliance, Inc. 
The Dave & Becky Glyzewski Family Foundation
Sherri Kasdorf - The Kaztex Foundation
Lakeland Supply, Inc. 
Marquette University 
Park Bank 

Culver's of Johnson Creek 
Pamela DeRosa - National Christian Foundation Wisconsin 
Melanie Hammer
Hitchcock Design Group
Trees On The Move 
TWP Architecture

Anonymous (2)
Linda Bader
Andrea Bryant
Becky Glyzewski
Elizabeth Gottsacker 
Lisa Jorgensen
Sally Klingler
MSI General Corporation
Rita Nolte & Michael P. Nolte
Professional Consultants, Inc.


Becky Glyzewski | Melanie Hammer | Lisa Jorgensen | Sherri Kasdorf | Kelly Frank Kemnitz | Lisa Ollmann
Lisa Petelinsek | Tama'ra Reed | Jill Schmidt | Marilee Shepard