Harvest Ball


Save the date for the 2017 Harvest Ball!

The 8th Annual Harvest Ball is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 in Bennington, VT. This is the most elegant and highly anticipated charity event of the year. All proceeds benefit the SVHC Foundation, which supports Southwestern Vermont Health Care in providing exceptional care and comfort to Bennington and the surrounding communities in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts. 

Details from the 2016 Harvest Ball

Vision Awards

Every September, Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) presents the Vision Awards at the Harvest Ball, an event sponsored by the SVHC Foundation. The ball will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park.

This year, SVHC will honor two individuals, a physician and a community member, for their efforts to advance the health system’s vision of healthier communities. The honoree for SVHC’s 2016 Health Care Leadership Award is William Ketterer, MD. Brian Knight is the recipient of SVHC’s 2015 Distinguished Community Service Award.

William Ketterer, MD is the 2016 Health Care Leadership Honoree. Throughout his more than 30 years of service to patients of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Dr. Ketterer practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon. He was chief of surgery 1990 – 1995.

Brian Knight is the 2016 Vision Award honoree for Distinguished Community Service. Brian Knight is president and CEO of Country Business, Inc. The company is New England and Atlantic Canada's leading business brokerage. He served as president of the International Business Brokers Association and a Board member of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation. He is president of the Village of Manchester Board of Trustees.

Live Auction

Italy is for Lovers!
Enjoy an exquisite vacation to Calabria, a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula, donated by Patrice and Elliot Coleman.

Ultimate Supper Club!
Keep up with the foodie culture with dinner for ten at four of Southern Vermont’s most notable locations.

Pig Roast and Microbrew Party for 50!
Live music, party fixings, rentals, and pig roast for up to 50 guests at your home, or enjoy Carol Comar-Frost’s lovely event barn. (Roasting overseen by infamous master griller, Kevin Dailey!)

To see a list of live auction items, click here. 

2016 Sponsors


David Meiselman and Myra Packman

The Howard Family







Anesthesiology Associates | Dr. and Mrs. E. Michael Tarazi


The Dee Family

Dr. Justin and Christiana Salem


The Keelan Company

DePaula Chevrolet


Jacobs Law Offices

Radiology Associates of Bennington

People's United Bank


The Bank of Bennington

Bennington Area VNA and Hospice

Mr. Ben Benedict and Mrs. Heidi Humphrey

BKD, LLP - CPAs and Advisors

Centerline Architects

Mr. Tommy Harmon


John and Deborah Larken

Mr. Rocco Maggiotto and Mrs. Kathleen Fisher 

Dr. Graham Moore and Dr. Liz Warner

MorrisSwitzer environments for health

Mr. Erik and Mrs. Allison Niemi

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Diane Seidel

Sponsorship Info

To learn more about sponsoring the 2016 Harvest Ball, download the sponsorship packet. 

Click to see 2015 sponsors.