Volunteering time and effort, and/or participating in an association, can open doors and create opportunities. CCI believes in actively participating in and volunteering for both the industries we serve and the communities in which we reside.

Below is a list of those organizations for which we have a regular commitment. However, we also donate time and funds to a variety of other organizations throughout the year.

 

 

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American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Organized in 1904, ACI is a non-profit technical/educational society as well as one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete technology. CCI president Kimberly Kayler is a member of the Board of Direction and currently serves as the Chair of the Marketing Committee. She has also served on a variety of Task Groups and sits on the Publications Committee.

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Business First 40 under 40

Kimberly Kayler was recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 leaders in 2005.

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Champions for P.L.A.Y.

P.L.A.Y., Private Leisure Assistance for Youth, is a grant program providing children from financially challenged families in the central Ohio area the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities offered through the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The Champions for P.L.A.Y. annual golf event is the primary fund raiser for the program. CCI is a long-time sponsor of this event and Amy Numbers sits on the steering committee.

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Construction Specifications Institute

As the premier integrator for all disciplines involved in nonresidential construction, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is an association providing technical information and products, common organizational systems for construction information, continuing education, and product shows to continuously advance the process of delivering construction projects. Team member Kristin Dispenza is actively involved in several CSI committees.

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The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau(DC&VB) is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of identifying and pursuing opportunities to attract, service, and retain overnight visitors to the city of Dublin. Kimberly Kayler sits on the Board of Directors for the DC&VB.

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The Dublin Foundation

The Dublin Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that receives, and with the assistance of The Columbus Foundation, invests, charitable gifts from individuals, families, businesses and other groups. These monies are then distributed to applicants for grants and projects that help meet the continually evolving needs of our area and the Dublin community. Kimberly Kayler served on the board for eight years, and CCI donates in-kind marketing services.

Fallen 15

Fallen 15 is an Ohio 501(c)(3) that was started to honor, celebrate and be inspired by the lives of the nation’s fallen service members to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as our local Veteran communities. CCI donates time and in-kind marketing services to support this organization. To learn more about the Foundation, click here.

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Leadership Dublin

Launched in 1995, Leadership Dublin promotes leadership development and citizen empowerment. Kimberly Kayler is a graduate and former board member.

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Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest community of public relations and communications professionals. PRSA provides training, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for the global public relations profession. CCI team member Ashley Kizzire is actively involved in PRSA.

 

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SMPS

Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the premier source for education, information, and resources in marketing professional services for the built and natural environment. Kimberly Kayler and team member Lindsay Chelf are both members. Kayler earned her Certified Professional Services Marketer designation from SMPS in 1999.

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Strides for Sobriety

Established in 2014, the Strides for Sobriety Foundation was created in response to the fact that more young people are becoming victims of addiction, but are not offered recovery alternatives due to the expense of treatment. The mission of the foundation is to provide funds for teens seeking addiction treatment. CCI is a corporate sponsor of Strides for Sobriety as well as support is provided through CCI team members’ time and talent.

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Wendy O’Bryan Ward Foundation

CCI is honored to support the Wendy O’Bryan Ward Foundation Memorial Scholarship established in the memory of Wendy Ward, a wife, mother of two, and CCI vice president who tragically passed away at the age of 32 after a two-year battle with breast cancer on May 18, 2012. To learn more about Wendy, her family and the WOW Foundation, click here.