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Top 10 Tips for Catholic Organizations Revealed in New White Paper

Romeoville, Ill., September 8, 2014 – Christian Brothers Services (CBS), a nonprofit organization providing health, retirement and property/casualty services to Catholic and other faith-based organizations, along with Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a registered investment advisor founded in 1981 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, have released a new white paper entitled, Top 10 Business Tips for Catholic Organizations in 2015, by Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D. and Brother Michael W. O'Hern, FSC.

Business leaders must wade through massive amounts of pressing and changing managerial issues to focus on matters that most impact their organizations. To help Catholic organizations zero in on topics that significantly impact business strategy, CBS and CBIS compiled their top 10 business tips for 2015.

Quirk and O'Hern discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), "reaching for yield", prudent investing strategies for property/casualty coverage providers, vigilant investing in regards to human trafficking and more.

The paper is available for free at www.cbservices.org/top10wp.

About the Authors
Michael Quirk

Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D. is the President and CEO of Christian Brothers Services, a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, consulting and technology for church organizations. He is President of Extollo Educational Foundation, a member of the Church Alliance, and a board member of the Church Benefits Association.

Michael W. O'Hern
CBIS is a unique provider of superior, socially responsible investment programs to the Catholic institutional market. As president and CEO, O'Hern is responsible for the firm's mission, services and organizational development. His experiences in leadership roles at Catholic organizations since 1974 have provided him with an understanding of their investment needs. O'Hern received a bachelor's degree from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, in 1969. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a master's degree in administration from Northwestern University and a master's degree in history from Michigan State University. His FINRA registrations include series 7, 24, 63 and 65.

About Christian Brothers Services (cbservices.org)
Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to Catholic congregations, organizations and dioceses both in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 Catholic organizations and employers participate in these cost-effective, cooperative programs. Visit cbservices.org for more information.



About Christian Brothers Investment Services
Founded in 1981, Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc. (CBIS) is a global investment management firm that is the leader in Catholic socially responsible investing for Catholic institutions. With more than $5.0 billion in assets under management, CBIS uniquely combines premier asset managers, diverse investment offerings, faith-based stock screening and shareholder advocacy to help Catholic institutions align their investments with their values and do more good in the world. CBIS is a Registered Investment Advisory Firm owned by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in the U.S. and the Generalate of the Brothers in Rome. CBIS is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Rome.