Giving Back

Of CBI Telecommunications Consultants six Core Values, Philanthropy gets the most dedication/excitement from us. We are always looking for ways to tie philanthropy into everything we do. This is done through charity events CBI hosts, incorporating a way to give back through clients events and taking time out of our work days to help our community
Our giving back is not driven by accolades or glory. We simply want to help others and we don’t expect anything in return.

2020 CBI Charity Events


August 7: Lisa Emelander Memorial Fun Run

November 12: Holiday Shopping Event

DATE TBD: CBI Company Wide Beach Clean-Up

Charities we Represent

Women's Resource Center of Grand Rapids

Our programs and services educate and empower women to workplace success. We partner with caring individuals and organizations throughout West Michigan to purposefully transform the employment outcomes for all women.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kent County

We are a non-profit organization that looks out for the best interests of abused and neglected children as they make their way through the family court system.

Flowers from Charlie the Merchant

Our mission is to bring joy and smiles with gifts of flowers to lift the spirits of people in our community one bouquet at a time. We are dedicated to recycling gently used flowers & bringing joy to everyone whose lives we touch.

Lightning Strike Foundation

We focus on ways to raise money for natural disaster relief through items created from our storm chasing photos throughout the calendar year.


Lightning Strike Foundation

Each month, CBI gives anyone the chance to promote a charity that is near and dear to your heart.

This month's featured charity is the Lightning Strike Foundation. It was founded by Justin Emelander as a way to turn his storm chasing hobby into a way to help those affected by devastating natural disasters. Each Autumn, Lightning Strike sells calendars made from storm chasing pictures and 100% of the proceeds are donated. In total, the Lightning Strike Foundation has raised over $1,000 for relief from the 2017 Montana Wildfires, 2018 Houghton County Floods and Hurricane Dorian.

If you'd like to nominate a charity, please do so by filling out the form below.

Charity of the Month