SVHC Foundation 2017 Jingle Bell Announced

November 02, 2017

BENNINGTON—November 2, 2017—One of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation’s most anticipated events of the year is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Hermitage Club in Wilmington, VT.

The Jingle Bell reflects the giving spirit of the season and provides local businesses and community members the opportunity to demonstrate their support for SVHC in a fun and festive way. Highlights of the Jingle Bell include dinner, dancing, and a live auction featuring an exceptional selection of donated items. This year’s auction items include vacations, exclusive memberships to ski and golf clubs, and much more.

The Putnam Challenge, a call to support a specific need within SVHC, is a featured part of the program. Since its inception in 2014, over $700,000 has been raised through the Putnam Challenge at various events. Funds have benefited Cancer Center technology, telemedicine, and the relocation of the Deerfield Valley Campus. The Putnam Challenge continues this year, and funds raised will again support the Deerfield Valley Campus.

Last year’s Jingle Bell hosted a sold-out crowd of 160 people and raised more than $153,000 for Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). The 2016 sponsors included presenting sponsor, the Equinox Resort; lead sponsors, the Bennington Banner, Flowers by Cara, Hays Companies, Nixon Peabody, and Stratton Magazine; and many supporting and host sponsors.

Sponsorships for the 2017 Jingle Bell are available. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased online at For more information about sponsoring and to reserve a table, contact the SVHC Foundation at 802-447-5017 or by e-mail at

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 Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit For news and updates, visit