Monday, December 13, 2010

Rogers Foundation raises $146,000 at annual gala

John C. Kasdorf given 5th Annual Spirit of Giving award

Oconomowoc- The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation raised over $146,000 at its annual gala while honoring a local philanthropist.

More than 250 people attended the annual event, this year held Oct. 16 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

John C. Kasdorf, of Hartland, received the foundation’s 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Award. This award was established by the foundation to recognize and honor individuals who have distinguished themselves through their support of Rogers and have inspired others to do the same.

Kasdorf was a driving force behind the development of Rogers’ spiritual care program, which currently serves about 3,100 patients per year.

“As a successful business man with a giving heart, John’s advice, counsel and financial support continue to be a sustaining resource at Rogers,” said Marion Heinz, Immediate Past Director of the Foundation.

All of the money raised at the 2010 gala is donated directly to patient care. The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation cultivates awareness of the hospital’s mission and builds long-term relationships for philanthropic support. For more information about Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation and the 2010 Celebrate the Light Gala, go to

The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation raises philanthropic support to ensure the future of the hospital as it provides effective treatment for those suffering from mental illness.

About Rogers Memorial Hospital
Rogers Memorial is a not-for-profit behavioral health care provider for children, teens and adults. The hospital is nationally recognized for its residential treatment centers including the Eating Disorder Center, the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Center, the Child Center and the Child and Adolescent Center. Rogers Memorial also provides residential treatment services for chemical dependency at the Herrington Recovery Center. Inpatient and partial hospitalization services are also available. Rogers Memorial is licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the State of Wisconsin and accredited by The Joint Commission. It offers treatment programs at five Wisconsin locations: Oconomowoc, Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha and Brown Deer. To learn more, call 800-767-4411.

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