WHO: The mission of Christian Brothers Services is to serve the Catholic church community and other faith-based organizations by responding to their managerial needs.  CBS is a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to church organizations.  Founded in 1960 by Brother Joel Damian, FSC, Christian Brothers Services began as a mutual cooperative purchasing group for Chicago area high schools conducted by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.  Under Brother Damian’s leadership, the Brothers realized that pooling the financial resources and risk exposures of the schools would allow both the congregation and the individual institutions greater financial strength and leverage to purchase better coverage, with higher limits, at significantly reduced costs; benefits that commercial insurance carriers could not offer nonprofit organizations. Over time, the company has grown to administer and serve multiple Trusts, which provide a variety of programs to congregations, organizations and dioceses both in the United States and Canada. <https://www.cbservices.org/>

 

Christian Brothers Services: "CBS and Eclipse Telecom, Inc. began working together in 2010 when CBS hired Eclipse to lead them through a project to evaluate our current state of telecom services including voice, wired and wireless, and internet, to help determine the future state, and then to create an RFP and lead the process to bid out the services to obtain the best services at the best price possible. Eclipse worked diligently with us in lock step to inventory our then-current telecom assets and services and talk through possible future state scenarios. All throughout the process, we found the Eclipse Team to be highly knowledgeable, skilled experienced and motivated -- all the ingredients necessary to complete our project. In its future state of telecom, CBS received exactly what was needed to improve the entire set of telecom services necessary for its entire information technology ecosystem to continue to grow and thrive.  Specifically, Eclipse helped us to improve our overall information technology environment while creating a better experience with our telecom carriers. Eclipse has improved resiliency and availability, and still managed to reduce costs at the same time. CBS and Eclipse work extremely well together, and we recommend Eclipse without reservation." -Tom Drez, CIO