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KBE's 50 Ways
to Make a Difference

KBE Building Corporation 50 Ways of Giving Gift of Gobble 2016

Giving back to the communities where we work and live

Since 2009, KBE has donated more than $2.5 million and 12,000 employee volunteer hours to charitable causes and programs that make a difference in our communities. The 50 Ways to Make A Difference program was launched in 2009 as a philanthropic endeavor to help celebrate our 50th year in business … and it is now part of the KBE culture. The award-winning charitable initiative is an annual, year-long community outreach program that supports communities where KBE builds and where our employees work.

We believe that corporate philanthropy is our responsibility – and our employees agree. Many of our staff tell us how proud they are of the “50 Ways” program, and that they are proud to be a part of a company that believes in giving back.

The program focuses on providing volunteer and financial donations to programs that support children, seniors, and military personnel and their families in communities throughout Connecticut and Maryland, where KBE has regional offices.

 

 

How We Help

Our signature event, The Gift of Gobble, is our Thanksgiving program that provides holiday meals to our neighbors in need in Connecticut and Maryland each November. Since 2009, we have provided 1600 Thanksgiving baskets, full of the fixings for the holiday feast.

Gift of Gobble 2015

Other ways KBE helps:

  • Provided grants and hands-on construction services to municipalities to improve playgrounds and senior centers
  • Sent care packages to our servicemen and women serving in the Middle East
  • Provided scholarships to CT Technical High School students pursuing architecture, engineering, or construction careers
  • Provided scholarships to veterans entering university construction management programs as well as to higher education students at universities and colleges
  • Collected business clothing for veterans returning to the workforce
  • Provided scholarshiops to technical high school students as they pursue their dreams of higher education
  • Supported not-for-profit hospitals in their community outreach missions
  • Filled backpacks to provide school supplies and meals for inner-city children
  • Supported reading programs at area schools
  • Provided donations to agencies and foundations that share our mission.

 

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As owners, we believe that we’re part of a group – our KBE “family” – that can make a difference. And we have made a difference, not only professionally in our projects, but in how we give back to our communities. It always amazes me how generous our people are. We are extremely proud of the 50 Ways to Make a Difference program.

Simon F. Etzel, Jr., KBE Senior Vice President, Principal

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