Living the Tradition

There is no better way to leave a legacy than to remember Southwestern Vermont Health Care in your estate plans.

By including SVHC in your will now, you can make a lasting contribution to ensure that the resources necessary to serve the health care needs of our community are here for future generations.

Making a bequest is as simple as asking your attorney to include specific language in your will expressing your wish to do so. Once you have made a bequest and informed SVHC that you have done so, you may become a member of the Henry W. Putnam Circle.

The Circle is named in honor of our first benefactor, Henry W. Putnam, Sr., who deeded the Bennington Water Works to the Town of Bennington in 1912 "for the establishment of a public hospital." The Circle also pays tribute to his son, Henry W. Putnam, Jr., who supported the hospital with many lifetime gifts, followed by his $3 million bequest that today forms the nucleus of the endowment funds.

Membership in the Henry W. Putnam Circle is awarded by voluntary application to those who have provided for Southwestern Vermont Health Care or one of its nonprofit subsidiaries in their wills or estate plans.

Henry W. Putnam Circle Society Members

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Katie Adams
Hilda M. Allen
Estate of Arthur R. Armstrong
Marie Barr
Margaret Bradford Charitable Remainder Trust
Estate of Rosemary G. Brandli
Estate of Laura Burnham
Gerard and Geraldine Cambria
Estate of Helen Campbell
Mr. and Mrs.Charles E. Childs, Jr.
Wendall Cram
Estate of George J. Cushing
Loomis Dana
Estate of Susanne Dana
Amonda Davis
B. Whitman and Mary Dennison
Estate of Ruth E. Dinse Jones
Estate of Peter F. Donavan, Jr.
Patricia J. Dupree
Estate of Terry Ehrich
Ruth Burt Ekstrom
Stuart M. Fischman, Esq.
Estate of Madeleine A. Fitzgerald
Estate of Blair M. Fletcher
Catharine O. Foster
Mrs. John B. Foster
Thomas H. Foster
Estate of John W. Gage
Estate of Ralph Gerstle
Estate of Elizabeth M. Gillette
Estate of May D. Goodman
Estate of Robert J. and Bertha Greene
Dean F. Hanson
Martha Mixter Heilemann
Leslie and Jess Heisler
Elizabeth H. Jenny
Marny and Doug Krause
Dick and Peg Leake
Jim and Pat Lee
Mrs. Charlotte G. Lefevre
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lindsay
Estate of Harold H. Macuen
Estate of Dorothy Marcols
Estate of John S. McCormick
Harlan Miller Trust
Mark Novotny, MD
Hope and Richard Owens
Edward Pelz
Estate of Maurice E. Piche
Estate of Ruth Pinsker
Estate of Florence M. Pomeroy
Kathleen Powers
Michael and Barbara Powers Charitable Trust
Estate of Selma Sheridan
Laraine B. Smith
Thomas D. Steffen
Laila L. Stout
Estate of Edith P. Tschorn
Mary L. Wicker

For more information on how to become a member of the Henry W. Putnam Circle, contact the Foundation Team at (802) 447-5017.