What it Means to Love and Serve Clients, Associates & Community

Each year, the Live Love Serve Foundation and CBI Workplace Solutions recognize several special individuals who go above and beyond to love, serve and inspire their local communities. These individuals embody our mission of living a God centered life focused on love, while serving through support of religious, educational and other charitable organizations that positively impact people in their communities. 

To qualify for this award, the individual must be a CBI Associate who has been loving and serving their community for at least a year. Award recipients are nominated by their peers, selected by a committee and recognized at the end of the year at CBI’s annual holiday event. 

The Live Love Serve Foundation Award is very special to us and we look forward to honoring our Associates who go above and beyond for others on a regular basis. As we head into the second half of 2020, we wanted to highlight our award recipients from last year. These four are extremely deserving individuals who have a long-history of community support and engagement. Learn more about them below and check back in a few months for 2020’s award winners. 

David Dooley

Affliated Organizations: Police Foundation – HopeWay – Charlotte Center City Partners – YMCA of Greater Charlotte – We Will – UNC Chapel Hill – The Shuford Program 

David has a deep love for Charlotte and North Carolina and embraces the qualities of Live, Love and Serve. His life focus is to make a difference in the lives of people and help them achieve their full potential. David is a force of good in many ways as he generously supports his community endeavors by giving his time, talent and personal treasures to others. 

Connie Engelbrecht

Affliated Organizations: Literacy – Charlotte Concerts – YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast – Blue Angels Foundation – Veterans Initiative – Boy Scouts of America Annual Fundraising Dinner – The Charlotte Tool Bank – Classroom Central – American Heart Association – American Red Cross

Connie is described as a passionate, servant leader whose service to the community reflects her deep desire to help those in need achieve a better life. Connie devotes her time to organizations that fill gaps in our society and promote opportunities for community growth and economic strength. Connie is a true leader who uses her talents to positively impact her community every day. 

Susan Russell

Affliated Organizations: Second Harvest Food Bank – Women’s Build for Habitat

Susan is always looking for ways to help support local community service efforts. She is a regular volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank, and has also been known to switch gears from business woman to carpenter when participating in a Habitat Build. Susan makes it a personal policy to love and serve all those around her. 

Madelen Slater

Affliated Organizations: Bring Your Brokenness – Dreams Come True – Board of American Red Cross – American Heart Association – IIDA VP of Professional Development – Designs Connect Community Service – Rethreaded – Hugs Across the Country – Giving Thanksgiving Back – CARE School Supplies Drive – The Girls Group of Twenty Mile – Chamber of Commerce

Madelen is viewed by her community and those that know her as a true servant leader. Her love and passion to serve others radiates from her presence each day. In addition to the numerous charitable organizations Madelen is involved in, she also devotes much of her time to the IIDA mentoring students, professionals and clients in the commercial interior design industry.