Still Making a Difference: KBE Building Corp. Donates $134K, Nearly 2,000 Volunteer Hours in 2014

Students, needy families among beneficiaries of firm’s philanthropy

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 18, 2014 – Residents of various parts of Connecticut  received meals, gifts, scholarships, and more, thanks to donations and volunteer time contributed by KBE Building Corp.’s Northeast regional office in 2014 – the sixth year of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.5 million and 6,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

2014 Contributions, Northeast Regional Office


  • Jewish Senior Services Fall Gala
  • Local homeless shelters
  • Racing 4 Vets
  • Tons of Toys (Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce)
  • Tower One / Tower East Wellness Program


  • Endowed scholarships at Eastern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University (benefiting 11 students)
  • Scholarships for Connecticut technical high school students pursuing post-high school educational programs in a building industry-related field (benefiting 17 students)

Volunteer Work

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny for military families at the Connecticut State Armory
  • Gift of Gobble Thanksgiving meals for 200 families
  • Cardinal Shehan Center back-to-school backpack drive

Sponsor & Volunteer

  • 17th Annual Run for the Cove Center for Grieving Children
  • Association of Builders and Contractors – CT – Construction Rodeo
  • Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Walk
  • Dream Ride Special Olympics
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Challenge Ride
  • Francis Hospital’s Swing Golf Tournament
  • WFSB Channel 3 Kids Camp

Staff members at KBE’s Mid-Atlantic regional office in Maryland also participated in 50 Ways for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity, Santa’s Helpers Anonymous, the Bea Gaddy Foundation, Christian Charities/Sarah’s House, and the Capital Area Food Bank.

A high-resolution photograph of the 2014 “Gift of Gobble” event in Connecticut is available below.

Photo Credit: Christopher Lawhorn

Caption: Volunteers from KBE Building Corp.’s Northeast regional office in Connecticut assemble classic Thanksgiving meal kits for needy families across the state.

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

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