SVHC Foundation Opens the Summer Gala Raffle

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — After a 2-year hiatus, the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation's Summer Gala returns on June 11, 2022, at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead in Bennington. 
Among the region's most anticipated charity events, the event includes an exciting raffle for more than $20,000 in prizes. Those interested should visit to learn more and purchase tickets.
This year's Summer Gala raffle includes eight prizes: three cash prizes of up to $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 each; gift certificates to the area's best restaurants, valued at $1,500; and packages featuring arts & culture experiences, local luxury products, wellness-oriented items, and those you would need to enjoy the great outdoors.
Tickets are $100, and only 500 will be sold. The deadline for entering is Saturday, June 11 or until tickets sell out. The drawing will take place at the Summer Gala on the evening of Saturday, June 11. Raffle participants need not be present to win.  
This event would not be possible without Title Sponsors Allaire Health Services, Dartmouth Health, and Mack Molding. Presenting Sponsors include the 1768 Hubbell Homestead, the Richard & Pamela Ader Foundation, The Bank of Bennington, Monique and Peter Geannelis, John and Deborah Larkin, Montucky Cold Snacks, and the Rogge Family.
“We are deeply grateful to our generous sponsors and all the businesses and individuals who donated to the raffle. We are also thankful to the committee members organizing the event and to all in our community who participate in the raffle," said Vice President for Corporate Development Leslie Keefe. “It is certainly among the most fun ways to support the health system and all it does for the community."
All raffle proceeds support Southwestern Vermont Health Care, including services for patients. Those interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or in sponsoring or attending the Summer Gala, visit

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SVMC Named as Efficiency Vermont 'Energy Leader'

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), has been named as an "Energy Leader" by Efficiency Vermont. 
The organization honored seven large commercial and industrial customers with the award at the end of last year.
"SVMC's investment in energy efficiency and commitment to lowering energy use, operational costs, and greenhouse gas emissions is a testament their forward thinking and leadership," said Dave Adams, senior customer engagement manager at Efficiency Vermont. "We're grateful for the opportunity to support them with technical advice and incentives."
SVMC upgraded 50 percent of its control systems to achieve a greater command over ventilation, saving almost 500,000 kWh from the upgrade and building commissioning. SVMC has also taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint, recently completing a comprehensive pipe insulation project and a steam trap audit and repair initiative. These efforts will result in a reduction of almost 575,000 pounds of carbon emissions per year.
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