SVHC Gala Raises $250,000
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation’s Summer Gala, its signature fundraising event and the region’s most elegant charity occasion, hosted more than 300 people at the Hubbell Homestead in Bennington on June 8, raising $250,000, of which nearly $220,000 will support advancements in breast imaging for early detection of breast cancer. “SVHC makes extraordinary investments to ensure the best patient care,” said Leslie Keefe, SVHC’s vice president for corporate development. “It is so gratifying to feel that same level of support echoed among our valued community partners through participation in the Putnam Challenge and enthusiastic sponsorship of this exciting event.” The evening’s highlights included the presentation of the Vision Award for Physician Leadership to Dr. Nancy Scattergood and the Sean L. Casey Distinguished Community Service Award to the SVHC Auxiliary. In honor of the Auxiliary’s 100th anniversary, Maxine Linehan, internationally renowned vocalist, enraptured the crowd with a tremendous performance. Guests also enjoyed a cocktail hour, a $10,000 cash raffle, a live auction of priceless items from all-inclusive international travel to a classic convertible, dinner and dancing. “To each and every one of our sponsors and donors, we offer sincere thanks,” Keefe said. “We are deeply grateful for their extraordinary show of support for our mission to provide exceptional care to the people of our communities.” For more information, call 802-447-5017.