SVHC Foundation Welcomes Senior Gifts Officer

December 21, 2015

BENNINGTON, VT—December 23, 2015—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation has announced the appointment of Carson Thurber as senior gifts officer. Thurber was assistant principal at the Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, VT, and vendor coordinator for Burton Snowboard Company in Burlington, VT. In his new role, he will support the SVHC Foundation in its mission to raise funds for SVHC.

In addition to his background in education and in vendor relations, Thurber owned and managed a fitness company, Body Renew Holding Inc., in Boise, ID, and interned with Capital Analyst in Quincy, MA. In that role, he conducted estate and succession planning and consulted individuals regarding their life insurance policies.

“Carson has a diverse background and an exceptional track record in driving the success of the organizations he has worked for,” said Andrew Bisselle, director of the Foundation. “We expect Carson’s experience to be an asset as we continue the traditions of philanthropy and exceptional health care in southwestern Vermont.”

Thurber received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. During a Semester-at-Sea study abroad experience, he visited the South America, Africa, and Asia.

“I am proud to have joined this service-minded team and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the impact that the SVHC Foundation makes in the health of the community,” Thurber said.

Thurber lives in Woodford, VT with his wife Ali and two young children.

About SVHC:

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’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the SVHC Foundation; the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit

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