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CBS Proudly Sponsors and Participates in LCWR 2023 National Assembly

Romeoville, Illinois - August 3, 2023 - Christian Brothers Services (CBS) is pleased to announce its Gold-Level sponsorship and active participation as an exhibitor at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) 2023 Assembly, themed "Drawn by Sacred Mystery: A Journey Into Hope." The event is scheduled to take place from August 8-11 in Dallas, Texas.

CBS is especially honored to sponsor the highly anticipated LCWR presidential address, to be delivered by LCWR President Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, on August 9. This address promises to be a significant highlight of the assembly, offering insightful perspectives and inspiring messages.

LCWR is a prestigious association comprising leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States, collectively representing almost 80% of the country's approximately 49,000 religious women. Dedicated to advancing the Gospel's mission in the contemporary world, the LCWR Assembly plays a vital role in fostering collaboration among its members in their crucial leadership roles.

BMT, a division of Christian Brothers Services, will join CBS as an exhibitor at the event. The CBS/BMT delegation is composed of individuals who will contribute their expertise to the conference's proceedings. The delegation includes Brother Thomas Hetland, FSC, Religious Institutes Relationship Manager; Sister Geraldine Hoyler, CSC, Religious Institute Consultant; Matt Dent, Senior Relationship Manager; Karen Francisco, BMT Director, and Lisa Anderson, BMT Benefit Eligibility Consultant.

We invite all attendees to visit the CBS gold sponsor booth, #514, and the BMT booth, #515, to reconnect and discover more about the comprehensive services we offer for religious and lay employees. At CBS, we are dedicated to guiding member organizations by providing them with customized solutions to ease their administrative hassles, allowing them to best focus on their mission. Our diverse programs in retirement planning, health, property and casualty, financial, technology, and Catholic school management aim to meet the specific needs of our valued partners.

We are eager to engage with the attendees at the LCWR 2023 Assembly and express our sincere appreciation for the remarkable work they do. Together, we can explore how CBS can continue to support and enhance the impactful initiatives of Catholic women religious across the nation.



About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, and technology as well as financial, administrative and Catholic school consulting to church congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally.

About Catholic School Management
Founded in 1973, NCEA Financial Consulting Services focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators. In 1979 demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management (CSM). In 2014, Christian Brothers Services acquired CSM's growing operations, making CBS the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic schools. CSM's team of experts represents more than 500 years of experience in the education field with a focus on strategy, planning and leadership.

About BMT
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, Brenner, McDonagh & Tortolani, Inc., BMT Management and Financial Consultants was acquired by Christian Brothers Services in 2017. Providing premier consulting services to 280 religious institutes and many sponsored ministries in need of assistance, BMT offers the management of daily operations, including accounting and financial management, benefits eligibility management, human resources, investment consulting and real estate planning and sustainability studies.

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