On behalf of the Telecom for Change Board of Directors and the charities we support, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the entire Intelisys team, the sponsors of Channel Connect, and the partners for raising $83,000 during the Telecom for Change fundraiser.
Previously held in San Francisco and Napa, Channel Connect 2017 was the conference’s inaugural year in its new location of Monterey, CA. The week was packed full of informational and social events, culminating in the Awards Dinner. At a time reserved for celebrating the partners and their amazing achievements, Intelisys partners opened their hearts and wallets to support the grassroots charities that Telecom for Change holds dear.
Intelisys graciously gave us time during the awards ceremony to hold a 5-minute speed round fundraiser, where partners were able to “order” charitable giving from our menu which included support for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Disaster Relief, The Leslie Weitinger Memorial Fund, Raintree Children and Family Services, and the Telecom for Change Endowment which consists of the general, educational, and disaster relief funds.
The winning table, raising $13,000, received a photo op with Keynote Speaker, Magic Johnson. Congratulations to Rick and Renee Dellar, Joe and Erin DeStefano, Tricia and Gerry Ward, John DeLozier, Joel St. Germain, Charlie Bogart, and Terri Leib.
It’s clear that Mr. Johnson wasn’t the only Magic in the room that evening. The Intelisys community of partners is a powerful force – not only for the industry we work in, but also the communities we serve. Thank you for allowing Telecom for Change to be a part of the community!