SVHC's Jingle Bell raises $80,000
"This event was the perfect end to our Centennial celebrations," Leslie Keefe, SVHC's vice president for corporate development, said in a release. "I am grateful to our generous donors and the Jingle Bell Committee, who made this event a success."
The evening began with a cocktail reception and a raffle for a Von Bargen's Jewelers bracelet and earrings set. The excitement continued with an elegant dinner and a live auction of seven premium packages, including a one-week stay in a French villa, generously donated by Julie Moyle, and a package of sports memorabilia that included items from Michael Jordan and Yogi Berra, and other athletes.
The program concluded with the Putnam Challenge, a call to emulate the generosity of hospital founders Henry W. Putnam and his son, before hours of fun-filled dancing to band Players Nouveau.
The Jingle Bell Committee included Katie Brooks, chair; Connie Blatchford; Courtney Cherna; Mary Jo Gourd; Caren McVicker; and Carol Patterson.
The event was successful in part due to the generous support from sponsors, including Title Sponsors Mack and Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. People's United Bank and the Bank of Bennington were presenting sponsors, while Hays Companies was a lead sponsor. Many supporting and host sponsors contributed, as well.
For information about attending or sponsoring the SVHC Foundation's next signature event, contact the SVHC Foundation at 802-447-5017.
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