Host a Fundraising Event

Throughout the year, many generous and dedicated community members host a variety of fundraisers from bake sales to golf tournaments to better the health of our patients. Join together with a group of friends, family and co-workers to turn an activity you love into a way to support the many programs and service areas of the University of Vermont Medical Center.

We hope the information below will be helpful as you plan for your fundraiser. We want to make sure all of your efforts pay off and that we are able to accept all the funds that you raise, so please read our Community/Third Party Event Guidelines before you get started. Above all else, your event should be FUN.

How Does It Work?

Choose a fundraiser that is right for you – and then tell us about it.

Consider the interest, talents, goals and time availability of your planning team. Think about how you could promote the event to get your friends, family and community excited. There are so many fun ways to bring people together, so pick an event that's right for you. 

Getting Started

  • Determine your target audience: Who is most likely to attend and support your event or project. Are you trying to attract the general public or a specific audience?
  • Form a planning committee to help plan and organize your event or project. You are responsible for forming this group and for recruiting any volunteers you might need. Please keep in mind that individuals under the age of 18 must have a mentor or adult advisor to oversee the coordination of a school or community event or project.

Complete the third party event proposal form.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Printed and other materials should state that your event is benefiting the UVM Medical Center, the UVM Children's Hospital, or the UVM Cancer Center.
  • All necessary permits and certificates of insurance required by city ordinance or otherwise are the responsibility of the fundraising group.
  • Due to confidentiality commitments, we are unable to release patient, family, donor, volunteer, employee, physician or other mailing lists for the purpose of solicitation of funds or participation in your event or project.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 must have a mentor or adult advisor to oversee the coordination of a school or community event or project.
  • If circumstances warrant, the UVM Medical Center including the children's hospital and the cancer center may opt out as a beneficiary of the event.


We’re happy to assist you. Please email eventsatuvmhealth [dot] org (events[at]uvmhealth[dot]org) or call (802) 656-2887 if you have questions.