National Volunteer Month: Jackie Criswell

April is National Volunteer Month. We are so grateful to all the people who donate their time and help make our community a better place! Today we want to highlight […]

National Volunteer Month: Katie Tucker

April is National Volunteer Month. We are so grateful to all the people who donate their time and help make our community a better place! Today we want to highlight […]

Partnership Spotlight: Eversound

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Many of us take what we hear for granted, whether it be the sound of birds chirping in the morning, the church bells ringing on a Sunday, or our favorite […]

Respect Your Elders: Grandmaster Flash

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#RespectYourElders: Joseph Saddler, known by his stage name Grandmaster Flash, is an American DJ and record producer. He’s considered to be one of the founding fathers of hip hop and […]

Respect Your Elders: John Wooden

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#RespectYourElders: The late John Wooden is considered the greatest NCAA basketball coach of all time. He coached the University of California at Los Angeles’ Bruins for 27 years, brought the […]

Partnership Spotlight: Parasol Alliance

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Amidst a challenging year, CMSS’s partnerships with incredible organizations have been instrumental in keeping our communities safe, entertained and communicating. Parasol Alliance, our technology partner, has been foundational in helping […]

Respect Your Elders: King Harald V

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#RespectYourElders: Harald V, 83, is the King of Norway. He is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. Harald V was born in 1937; […]

Respect Your Elders: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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#RespectYourElders: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 73, is a retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Outside of being one of the best basketball […]

Respect Your Elders: Sir Captain Tom Moore

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#RespectYourElders, Sir Captain Tom Moore was a British Army officer in WWII who raised almost £33 million in aid of NHS Charities Together, a group of charities supporting first-responders and […]

Respect Your Elders: Mary Robinson

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#RespectYourElders: Mary Robinson, is an Irish politician who served as the seventh president of Ireland in the ‘90s — the first woman to hold the position. She later served as […]

Respect Your Elders: Diane von Furstenberg

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#RespectYourElders: Diane von Fürstenberg is a Belgian fashion designer and philanthropist. Her popular fashion company, Diane von Fürstenberg (DVF), is in over 70 countries and she is widely considered the […]

Respect Your Elders: Robert L. Johnson

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#RespectYourElders: Robert L. Johnson, 74, is an American entrepreneur, media tycoon, philanthropist and investor. He’s a co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and founder of RLJ Companies. Johnson was the […]

Respect Your Elders: Danny Trejo

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#RespectYourElders, Danny Trejo, 76, is a Mexican-American actor and entrepreneur. He’s acted in popular movies like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Machete,” as well as famous shows such as […]

Respect Your Elders: Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek was a Canadian-American TV personality and game show host. He’s known by most for being the face of “Jeopardy!,” which he hosted for 37 seasons and more than […]

Respect Your Elders: Jeff Koons

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#RespectYourElders: Jeff Koons, 65, is one of the most successful living American sculptors, illustrators and painters in the art world. He is recognized for his work addressing popular culture and […]

Respect Your Elders: Erwin Helfer

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Erwin Helfer, 84, a Chicago boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist and teacher. He’s well known across Chicago for his intimate performances, whip-smart sense of humor and loyal fans who love […]

Respect Your Elders: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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#RespectYourElders: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and trailblazer for the advancement of women’s rights and countless other important issues. She was the […]

Respect Your Elders: Michael Caine

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RespectYourElders: Sir Michael Caine CBE, 87, is an English actor, producer and author. One of the highest-grossing actors of all time, he’s been in over 130 films in an over […]

Respect Your Elders: Arianna Huffington

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#RespectYourElders: Arianna Huffington, 69, is the co-founder of The Huffington Post, founder of Thrive Global and author of 15 books with topics ranging from feminism to corporate America to politics. […]

Respect Your Elders: Oprah

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#RespectYourElders: Oprah, 66, is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, and philanthropist. She is one of the richest and most influential women in the United States. Oprah Gail […]

Respect Your Elders: John Lewis

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#RespectYourElders: John Lewis was an American politician and Civil Rights icon who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia from 1987 until his recent passing at 80. […]

Respect Your Elders: Vera Lynn

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#RespectYourElders: Dame Vera Lynn was an English singer, songwriter, and entertainer who recently passed away in June at 103 years old. Lynn is well known for her music and support […]