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KBE Launches Charitable Foundation

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation announced the creation of The KBE Foundation, a nonprofit public charity under IRC sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).

“Making a difference in the communities where KBE works has long been a corporate mission,” explained Robert Dunn, Esq., president of The KBE Foundation. “This new charitable organization is the next big step in our ongoing commitment to community support and public giving, creating a formal framework for our many philanthropic activities.”

Recipients of KBE’s 2021 Technical High School Scholarships

“The idea for the KBE Foundation grew out of KBE’s ‘50 Ways to Make a Difference’ philanthropy program, which KBE launched in 2009 to celebrate its then-50 year anniversary,” Dunn explained. “At that time, KBE’s focus was primarily on charitable endeavors in Connecticut and Maryland, where KBE had regional offices. Since then, KBE has expanded its geographic footprint as a national construction firm, and KBE’s charitable outreach has naturally expanded as well.”

KBE now operates across the U.S. through its regional offices in Farmington and Norwalk, Conn.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Laurel, Md. Metropolitan New York City clients are served by KBE’s affiliate, KBE-NY, LLC, based in Manhattan.  Another affiliate, New Valley Construction, LLC, serves select clients across the country.

The 50 Ways program has served nearly 200 organizations over the years, which was made possible by the financial support of the KBE Building Corporation, its owners, and its employees. Also, an annual golf tournament, started in 2015, raises funds to support scholarships for construction industry students graduating from Connecticut Technical High Schools, as well as a number of other charities.

In 2022, the 50 Ways program evolved into the KBE Foundation, establishing an expanded and structured platform for KBE’s philanthropic mission. “The KBE Foundation will continue to support our five signature events, and create new programs as the foundation grows,” said Dunn. KBE Foundation’s signature events are the Connecticut Technical High School Scholarship Program, the Annual Golf Tournament, Gift of Gobble – Thanksgiving’s On Us, Veteran’s Center/Mission BBQ Lunch, and the Special Olympics Unified Fishing Derby.

Since 2009, KBE Building Corporation has donated more than $3.6 million in direct donations and pro-bono services, along with thousands of employee volunteer hours, to not-for-profits and municipalities throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, and New York, where the firm has its regional offices.