Business/School Partnership

Chair: Joe Powers, The Woods Academy, 301-365-3080

The Business/School Partnership (BSP) committee spearheads CBN-MC's continuing effort to forge a strong relationship between the business and schools communities. Seeks nominees for individual parish Business-School Partners to be recognized for their contribution to Catholic education. Works closely with schools in encouraging full participation in the annual GALA, a once-a-year opportunity for business and school people to meet, to get to know each other and better to understand the needs of the other.

Essay Scholarship Program

Chair: Billy Cannon, Offit Kurman, P.A.,

The committee administers the Scholarship Essay Competition with the support of Catholic schools, arranges for Catholic high school teachers to participate in judging the approximately 450 essays submitted, and arranges for the winners and their families to attend and be recognized at the Gala. The CBN-MC treasurer sends grant checks to the selected high schools in August before the fall opening of schools. Honorable mention winners receive a CBN-MC letter highlighting their highly competitive essays for use in building an individual portfolio of activities necessary to college admission.

Need-Based Scholarship Program

Chair: John Treseler, John C. Grimberg Co., Inc., 301-881-5120

The committee administers the Need-Based Scholarship Program with the support of Catholic schools. The Need-Based Scholarship was initiated by CBN-MC in 2007 through seed money provided by John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. in Rockville. The Scholarships are awarded to Montgomery County Catholic elementary school students / families with financial, physical or learning challenges. To protect the dignity of the student and family, principals apply for the scholarship on behalf of the student anonymously. CBN-MC has been blessed with tremendous support for this scholarship program enabling CBN-MC to award a scholarship to each applicant since 2007. This program is rapidly becoming a central focus of the CBN-MC.

Youth Coaches Hall of Fame Induction Sports Luncheon

Co Chair: Alex Echeandia, Primex Mortgage Corporation, 301-468-5600
Co Chair: Robert P. Scanlon, Esq., Anderson & Quinn, LLC, 301-762-3303
Co Chair: Hugh Carroll Insurance Associates, Inc., 301-838-9095

The committee organizes, promotes and administers a dynamic annual sports luncheon to recognize CYO and other youth coaches in Montgomery County for the tremendous service they provide Catholic youth (pre-high school), Catholic schools and Catholic families. The recognition takes the form of induction into the CBN-MC Youth Coaches Hall of Fame. Thirty four coaches have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the inauguration of this visible and exciting event in 2000. The key to the expanding attendance at each luncheon is the featuring of area sports figures as guests at sponsored tables. It provides especially valuable networking within the Montgomery County youth sports community.

Scholarship Program Golf Tournament

Chair: Hugh Carroll Insurance Associates, Inc., 301-838-9095



Foursome sponsors, green sponsors, and sponsors of various aspects of the tournament help raise money to fund the CBN-MC Scholarship program. This is another opportunity for relationship bonding vital to effective networking with fellow Catholic business people. Each year, it is our goal for the tournament to raise more than $5,000 for scholarships. 

Monthly Breakfasts

Julie Beavers, CBN-MC Administrator 

The warmth and friendship visible to all at the 7:30 a.m. breakfasts held on the 2nd Friday of each month at Timpano's on Rockville Pike (plenty of free parking) is the mainstay of the CBN-MC organization. Networking. Celebrity speakers. Needs and Leads opens the floor to all members and guests. New members and guests recognized. Short business meeting to update members about CBN-MC's ongoing work and much more in business building activities. Pre-registered Members - $20.00. Guests and non pre-registered Members - $30.00. Advanced signup requested. 

Quarterly Evening Receptions

Chair: Kathleen Kelly Ogilvie, The Payroll Network, 301-770-4200

Julie Beavers, CBN-MC Administrator 

For those who are unable to make the early morning breakfast meetings, CBN-MC also provides the opportuntity to network at our quarterly evening receptions. The locations are moved to different venues throughout Montgomery County.  New members and guests recognized. Short business meeting to update members about CBN-MC's ongoing work and much more in business building activities. Pre-registered Members and guests - $25.00. At the door - $30.00. Advanced signup requested. 

Membership Committee

Gerard M. McLoughlin, Jr., United Bank 240-477-1460

The committee works to create a seamless membership experience to help give potential new members an orientation of how CBN functions and the benefits of membership. Tasked with contacting each new member and finding ways to help them connect with other members and increase CBN awareness among parishes, schools and businesses.

Communications Committee

Newsletter Editor: Julie Beavers, CBN-MC Administrator 

The committee works to help create awareness of CBN through website administration, publication of e-News, development of press releases, and contact with local media. 

Scholarship Luncheon Committee

Chair Mike McCartinJoseph W. McCartin Ins., Inc. 301-937-0400 x11

The Scholarship Luncheon Committee meets 2-3X as needed in preparation for a luncheon where the scholarship essay winners are recognized along with their parents, pastors, principals and business leaders. In addition to the award of "Essay" Scholarships, in 2007 CBN-MC initiated the award of "Need Based" Scholarships through seed money provided by John C. Grimberg Co., Inc. CBN-MC has awarded Tens of Thousands in Essay and Need Based scholarships at our annual scholarship luncheon. Volunteers help arrange seating, design the program, coordinate pictures and facilitate check in for this outstanding event. 

Gala Committee

Chair: Robert P. Scanlon, Esq., Anderson & Quinn, LLC, 301-762-3303
Co-Chair Barbara Kromer, CPA, Snyder Cohen, 301-652-6700
Co-Chair Anita Segreti, Anita Segreti Insurance, Inc., 301-770-9245

The Gala committee works in cooperation with the full CBN Board to create our signature event for the year where schools are awarded annual grants and the Business, Volunteer and CBN Business Person of the year are awarded. This committee meets once a month, then several times a month as the event draws closer. Volunteers are needed for every aspect of the event, registration, creative writing, advertising, gathering auction items, program development. This committee has a long history of experienced volunteers who are eager and willing to share ideas and experience. New members are always welcome.


About CBN-MC

The Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County, CBN-MC, is an independent, non-profit organization of businesses and individual professionals working together to support Catholic education in Montgomery County Maryland.

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CBN-MC, Inc.
P.O. Box 34549
Bethesda, MD 20827 · email