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On the eve of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s 100th anniversary, the SVHC Foundation presents the inaugural Centennial Gala, an exquisite celebration in honor of a century of caring.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington.


Physician Honoree

SVHC’s 2018 Health Care Leadership Award honoree is Michael E. Brady, DDS. Michael E. Brady, DDS, earned his dentistry degree at Columbia University in New York in 1972 and his bachelor’s degree at Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 1968. He started his career as a dental officer in the United States Navy stationed in Florida. He has performed general dentistry in the Bennington area for 43 years, specializing in children’s dentistry at Molly Stark Elementary School in Bennington for 18 years, and now leads SVMC’s new Dentistry practice. He has been a member of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s medical staff since 1974 and has served on SVHC’s Board of Trustees.

Community Service Honoree

The Hunter Family, representing the James H. and Irene M. Hunter Charitable Trust, is the recipient of SVHC’s 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award. Throughout more than two decades, The Hunter Family has supported nearly every educational and arts initiative in southwestern Vermont and many in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and the eastern Capital District of New York. Apart from their interests in education and the arts, the family led an initiative to establish a major community park and ice arena in Manchester, VT, known as Hunter Park. Through their valuable contribution to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, SVMC will greatly improve the experience for hundreds of patients and families.

Purchase Tickets to the Centennial Gala



The Centennial Gala will attract 330 attendees including physicians, business leaders, and community members who show support for the outstanding commitment of our health care system in Southwestern Vermont. Show your support of the SVHC's Centennial Gala and/or recognize the 2018 Vision Award honorees by becoming a sponsor, a program advertiser, or hosting a table of friends.

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor - $10,000

  • Name and logo on 2,000+ invitations*
  • Overnight accommodations for two on the night of the event
  • Reserved table for ten
  • Sponsor press release
  • Name and logo on event banner, table toppers, signage, reciprocal link on website, and social media
  • Acknowledgement from podium and in thank-you advertisement
  • Full-page program ad and full slide during auction presentation

  • Presenting Sponsor - $5,000
  • Reserved table for ten
  • Sponsor press release
  • Name on event banner, table toppers, signage, reciprocal link on website, and social media
  • Half-page program ad, acknowledgement at event, and in thank-you advertisement

  • Lead Sponsor - $3,000
  • Reserved seating for six
  • Quarter page program ad
  • Name on signage, website, and social media
  • Acknowledgement in thank-you ad

  • Supporting Sponsor - $1,500
  • Reserved seating for four
  • Name listed in program, on signage, and social media
  • Acknowledgement in thank-you ad

  • Host Sponsor - $750
  • Reserved seating for two
  • Name listed in program, on signage, and social media
  • Acknowledgement in thank-you ad

  • * Deadline for inclusion on invitation is 3/31/18.

    Program Advertising

    A commemorative program will be created for The Centennial Gala and distributed to 330 attendees. The beautifully designed program includes profiles of the two Vision Award winners; congratulatory messages and advertisements from friends, sponsors, and supporters; and lists of donors, committee members, and volunteers. Space is limited, so reservations and camera-ready artwork are requested to be submitted by May 11, 2018.

  • Full-page Ad 5.375" W X 9" H $1,000
  • Half-page Ad 5.375" W x 4.5" H $500
  • Quarter-page Ad 2.5" W x 4.5" H $250
  • Program Listing Name listed $150
  • Become a Sponsor or Advertiser

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marie Garay at or call 802-447-5177.