The range of activities within CBN-MC has grown significantly, with events of every kind sponsored throughout the year.
The Annual Gala, which provides schools, parishes and the business community the opportunity to join together for a celebratory evening, has become a catalyst for many additional activities and programs. Through the Gala ticket, table and raffle ticket sales, silent plus live auction, and program advertising sales, more than $1,000,000 has been donated to schools. That includes tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships for 8th grade graduates attending Catholic high schools. The Gala also provides the opportunity to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the Catholic community. The CBN recognizes the Catholic Business Person of the Year and the Catholic Community Service Person of the Year awards along with awards to Parrish volunteers and business partners.
CBN-MC Breakfast Meetings bring together an average of 50 to 80 members and guests to hear speakers, network, socialize and focus on the CBN-MC tasks on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 A.M. at Timpano Italian Chophouse on Rockville Pike. Fifteen minutes of power networking at every table ensures each attendee the opportunity to tell at least seven other people about their business, and to describe who their best prospects are in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.
Quarterly Evening Receptions
CBN-MC Evening Receptions bring together an average of 50 to 80 members and guests to network and socialize. The receptions are held at different venues throughout Montgomery County. Please check the events schedule for the next reception.
Leadership Sponsor representatives personally present the scholarships bearing the names of their organizations at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon, providing a richly gratifying experience for sponsors, students and families to meet in person.
A Scholarship Endowment Fund was created in 2006 to provide continuous funding for the scholarship program, with the goal of increasing the number of scholarships and the amount of each to help offset the escalating costs of Catholic education. With the ongoing support of the business community, CBN-MC will continue offering scholarships for decades to come.
Youth Coaches Hall of Fame Luncheon
The CBN-MC Youth Coaches Hall of Fame Luncheon is a first class and memorable occasion, honoring dedicated individuals who have coached for at least five years in CYO and other sports programs. More than twenty individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Scholarship Program Golf Tournament
A continually growing and successful event is the CBN-MC Scholarship Program Golf Tournament. In the Fall, over eighty golfers participate in the Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The tournament raises over $5,000 for scholarships to be awarded to the winners of the CBN-MC annual scholarship essay contest..
A spiritually enriching holiday event is the CBN-MC Christmas Mass. This service is celebrated in the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Rockville. The Chapel is decorated for the Christmas season and is opened to us for this special Mass with our Spiritual Advisor and pastor of St. Elizabeths, Monsignor John Macfarlane.