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KBE's 50 Ways
to Make a Difference

Giving back to the communities where we work and live

Since 2009, KBE has donated more than $3.1 million and 13,000 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 1,700 Thanksgiving boxes, full of the fixings for a classic holiday feast.

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.

Michael Kolakowski, KBE President/CEO/Principal

The SoNo Collection Honored with Connecticut Building Congress Award of Merit7/7/2020 – The SoNo Collection, a newly constructed retail mall located in South Norwalk, CT, was recently recognized by Connecticut…https://www.kbebuilding.com/the-sono-collection-honored-with-connecticut-building-congress-award-of-merit/
KBE Building Corporation Awards $13,000 in Scholarships to 13 Connecticut Technical High School Graduates6/26/2020 – For a fifth year, KBE Building Corporation has awarded scholarships to 13 graduating students from the Connecticut Technical High…https://www.kbebuilding.com/4955-2/
KBE Principal Tony Mancini Selected as Board Member for Waterbury Chamber of Commerce6/9/2020 – KBE Building Corporation Principal and Vice President of Field Operations, Northeast Region, Antonio (Tony) Mancini, was recently nominated and…https://www.kbebuilding.com/kbe-principal-tony-mancini-selected-as-board-member-for-waterbury-chamber-of-commerce/
Bradley International Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility Project Selected for Safety Training Partnership from OSHA5/4/2020 – While construction is known for being a dangerous business, one major Connecticut project is getting an extra dose…https://www.kbebuilding.com/bradley-international-airport-consolidated-rental-car-facility-project-selected-for-safety-training-partnership-from-osha/
KBE Philanthropic Program Donates More Than 130 Lunches, 440 “Thank You” Bags to Healthcare Workers Battling COVID4/29/2020 – As our nation strives to contain and prevent further spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, communities and companies nationwide…https://www.kbebuilding.com/kbe-philanthropic-program-donates-more-than-130-lunches-440-thank-you-bags-to-healthcare-workers-battling-covid/