KBE Building Corporation Is Dressing Down for a Good Cause

Construction team donates $400 book grant to local CT school

Children at the St. Mary-St. Michael School in Derby, CT received a book grant from KBE Building Corporation (KBE) as part of the construction firm’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference corporate philanthropic initiative.

Each Friday, KBE employees make a donation for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays. In addition to the employee donation, KBE’s senior management team matches the money raised each month, which is then donated to a charity.

For the month of April, KBE’s “Jeans Money” was donated to the St. Mary-St. Michael School to support the school’s “One School, One Book” program. The entire school community reads the same book or has it read to them, based on their grade level.

Thanks to KBE’s donation, the students will be able to enjoy the book, “In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog” by Gail Donovan. After reading the book, the middle grades will able to incorporate it into their phonics lessons, and older students to enhance their essay-writing skills.

Linda Copolla, Principal of the private K-8 school, explained that the school will pass on the books next fall to another school in the state so that other students can continue to benefit from KBE’s donation.

Jonelle Lawhorn, KBE Director of Marketing, presented the grant to the school and more than 140 enthusiastic students.

Photographs of the grant presentation are available below.

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Photo credit: Ralph Nicefaro

Caption: Jonelle Lawhorn, KBE Director of Marketing, formally presents the donation to St. Mary-St. Michael School students in Derby, CT.

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Caption: Jonelle Lawhorn, KBE Director of Marketing, formally presents the donation to St. Mary-St. Michael School students in Derby, CT.

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Caption: St. Mary-St. Michael School creates a poster to thank KBE Building Corporation.

All Because of 50 Ways

KBE donation to the St. Mary-St. Michael School is possible because 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 $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Both KBE’s CT and MD offices are looking forward to the firm’s signature philanthropic event, Gift of Gobble, which will take place in November. Through Gift of Gobble, KBE prepares and delivers Thanksgiving meal kits to needy families in CT and MD.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as 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 $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.

KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy 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 $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

Source: KBE Building Corporation


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