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KBE Creates and Funds $25,000 Endowment for CCSU Military Vets.

Farmington, CT – Active and honorably discharged military veterans enrolled in Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU’s), Construction Management program will now have a financial leg up thanks to KBE Building Corporation. The company has created a $25,000 endowment  that honors Kenneth J. Russo, KBE’s long-time Director of Preconstruction.

The endowment was announced Monday, November 11, 2013 as part of CCSU’s annual Veterans Day celebration on campus.

The endowment provides scholarships for individuals who are active in or honorably discharged from any branch of the United State Armed Forces, including the Connecticut National Guard. Recipients must be enrolled in the Construction Management program at CCSU and maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75.

The $25,000 endowment, established in 2013, is given through the construction firm’s “50 Ways to Make a Difference” philanthropic program. Each year, the program focuses on a key area of need in the community, including children and senior citizens. The 2013 focus has been on military personnel and their families, making this endowment a perfect fit.

All told, KBE has provided more than $1,000,000 in support over the last years, through corporate donations of money and services, employee donations of time and money, and the personal donations of KBE’s three owners, Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel.