(Oconomowoc, WI) The Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation raised almost $125,000 at its annual gala while honoring a longtime board member and leader.
More than 275 people attended the annual event, held November 10 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The event was hosted by Michael and Kathleen Hargarten, MD of Oconomowoc and Thomas Lipsky and Julie Ellenbecker-Lipsky of Nashotah.
W. Carl Templer, formerly of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and now resident of Coconut Grove, Florida, received the Foundation’s 2012 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.
Carl has served Rogers faithfully since 1992. Over the years he has been instrumental in overseeing the growth of the hospital as Chairman of the Rogers Hospital Board, as an ex-officio member of the Rogers Foundation Board and currently as Chairman of the Rogers Behavioral Health System Board. During his years of leadership Rogers has grown to be the 7th largest provider of quality mental health care services in the United States, from serving 80 patients in 1992 to serving more than 8,000 in 2012. “Carl’s generosity of time, energy, experience and resources to benefit the work of the Foundation has been exemplary. He is very deserving of this honor” stated Matthias Schueth, Executive Vice President of the Rogers Foundation.
All of the money raised at the 2012 gala is donated directly to patient care. The Rogers Foundation cultivates awareness of the hospital’s mission and builds long-term relationship for philanthropic support. For more information about Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation and the 2012 Celebrate the Light Gala, go to rogersmemorialfoundation.org.