Telecom for Change recently wrapped up its third major fundraising event, Casino & Cocktails, a benefit for Fisher House Boston. This was a record-breaking event for us both in terms of attendees and the donation we raised together. $75,000 was donated to Fisher House Boston, the Boston affiliate of a nationwide charity that supports the families of the military and veterans who are seeking medical treatment in nearby hospitals.
One year ago this month Telecom for Change hosted its inaugural event in New Orleans. Now, after three large-scale events and several smaller ones in between, we have raised a total of $162,000 for grassroots charities. With each consecutive event, our momentum grows exponentially. The word is getting out within the Channel community and both partners and carriers are increasingly approaching us with interest in getting involved.
In an industry that can often seem contentious, it was moving to witness carriers, agents, and master agents alike coming together for a common good.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters, as well as the volunteers whose hard work made our event possible. We look forward to seeing you at our next event during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas!