Versature at the 2018 Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon

On January 28th, team Versature had the privilege to head to Penticton, BC to support the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for this year’s telethon for the 5th year running. The Sandra Schmirler Foundation holds a Telethon during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts every year that enables them to continue to support Hospital Foundations across Canada to purchase equipment essential to the care of premature and critically ill babies.

This year was a huge milestone for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation because they were able to raise their foundation total to over 3 Million dollars with the $315,000 raised this year alone.

Through your generous donations, 48 hospitals in every province, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have received grants from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for the purchase of life-saving equipment for their Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

As part of Versature’s Pledge 1% commitment, we are proud to support the annual Sandra Schmirler Foundation telethon for the 5th year in a row by providing onsite setup, support, phones and phone service to receive donations during the telethon and the TSN broadcast.

Here are some amazing 2018 stats from the telethon:

  • Reached the $3 Million total funds raised milestone this year
  • Raised over $315,000 in 2018 alone
  • 2578 calls into the telethon
  • Average answer speed was under 26 seconds
  • Average call handle time was 3 minutes
  • 35 Polycom phones supplied by Versature
  • Versature’s 5th year supporting the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon

We look forward to supporting the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and the great work they do for Canadian hospitals and NIC units across the country.

About Anastasia Valentine

Anastasia Valentine is the Chief Marketing Officer at Versature leading the marketing and sales organizations. She is an award-winning product strategist and brings a wealth of experience to the Versature team. Anastasia has a solid track record of over 20 years of experience bringing products to market from idea through to commercialization globally. Anastasia has held leadership, technical and marketing roles organizations such as Sandbox, Cognos, IBM, Jetform/Adobe and with technology startup companies. She leads the multi-disciplined marketing and sales development teams at Versature using a customer-centric and data-driven approach to provide long-term strategic vision and day to day tactical direction. Anastasia is a strong advocate for women in STEM and regular keynote speaker at industry conferences.