The casino in Enel's corporate building was very busy. Hundreds of employees were enjoying their lunch like on any normal day, without suspecting that a very special surprise was coming on one of the elevators. As the minutes went by, some began to raise their eyes with suspicion: they wondered what the stage set up in front of the tables was and, above all, why there was so much movement behind the screen.
But everything happened too fast for them to figure out what was about to happen. Mario Kreutzberger, Don Francisco, made his entrance into the casino. The faces of astonishment soon turned into applause.
"This is the 40th year of the Teletón. I am sure that this has been the most important solidarity act that has been carried out, not only in Chile, but in the world, and with great joy I want to announce that, as of this year, Enel’s energy will be in the Teletón."
Thus, Don Francisco made this commitment official, transforming the company into the 24th sponsor of this campaign, the only one in the energy sector. The employees of all the Enel companies in Chile received this historic milestone with emotion. This joy was represented in a group of 22 people, who, from now on, will be the "Ambassadors" of the campaign and will have the mission to motivate their colleagues to carry out and participate in different activities that seek to contribute a grain of sand to reach the goal.
Claudia Venegas is part of this team. She works in the Procurement area, and being an ambassador is of great importance to her. "When you have experienced the Teletón for so many years – since in my house all activities were suspended so we could sit down to watch the Teletón - to participate now, from our company, and with all of the energy of Enel, is a great honor. In my role as ambassador, I will do my best to encourage all my colleagues to participate in this beautiful crusade," she explained.
The news has even infected foreigners who are part of Enel, but who were not familiar with the scope of the Teletón in Chilean society. An example of this is the company’s CEO, Nicola Cotugno, who acknowledged that "for me, as an Italian, it has been very important to develop a deeper knowledge of what the Teletón means for Chile and Chileans, and for that reason, I am proud to be part of this Teletón in such an important year. We are happy to participate and we will surely work to make a good contribution."