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SVHC Foundation Hosts the Spirit of the Summer Gala Virtual Event
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SVHC Foundation Hosts the Spirit of the Summer Gala Virtual Event

BENNINGTON, VT—June 25, 2020—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation is known for hosting the region’s most anticipated charity events, including The Summer Gala, typically held in June each year. With the safety and wellness of our community in mind, the SVHC Foundation has transformed the annual signature charity event into a virtual experience. The Spirit of the Summer Gala virtual event is set for 6 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020. Attendees can visit summergala.org for details.

“We all look forward to the Spirit of the Summer Gala as a time to recognize and celebrate all that our health system provides to patients and our regional communities,” said Leslie Keefe, the vice president for Corporate Development at SVHC. “While we can’t be together in person this year, we hope to achieve the feelings of reverence and fun so many of our community members have come to expect from this event.”

Those who make a donation in support of the Spirit of The Summer Gala will receive a link to the virtual experience. A moving presentation will include insights from Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s leaders, an exclusive performance by world-class vocalist Maxine Linehan, a special Spirit of the Summer Gala playlist by media sponsor WEQX, and fabulous raffle drawings. Virtual attendees will also receive a commemorative gift, a recipe for the evening’s signature cocktail, and a list of restaurants to patronize on July 17th. All have generously agreed to donate a portion of purchased meals to the Spirit of the Summer Gala. Safe, social distanced gatherings are encouraged following local official ordinances.

All proceeds of the event will benefit SVHC’s efforts toward continued readiness for and recovery from COVID-19.

This year’s Spirit of the Summer Gala raffle will include three prizes: A cash prize of up to $10,000; a framed 24” x 30” oil-on-canvas painting of Reynolds Family Farm in Cambridge, NY, by renowned artist George Van Hook, valued at approximately $10,000; and a pair of Series 5 Apple watches donated by Dr. and Mrs. Justin Salem. Tickets are $100, and only 250 will be sold. The deadline for entering is Monday, July 13.

This event would not be possible without Title Sponsors Mack Molding and the Richard and Pamela Ader Foundation; Presenting Sponsors Inn at Manchester, John and Deborah Larkin and The Bank of Bennington; Lead Sponsor Radiology Associates of Bennington; Supporting Sponsors BKD CPAs and Advisors, CIGNA, Jon and Laurie Cohen, and VNA Hospice of the Southwest Region; Host Sponsor Four Chimneys Inn; and Media Sponsors CAT-TV and WEQX.

“We are grateful to our generous sponsors and to all in our community who join us for this extraordinary event,” Keefe said. “It will certainly to be a night to remember.”

To learn more, sponsor, attend the Spirit of the Summer Gala, or purchase a raffle ticket, visit summergala.org.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.


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