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Newly endowed fund supports head tennis coach position

Friday, June 1, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—An award-winning commercial construction firm has established an endowment fund that will partially support a head tennis coach position at Hood College.

KBE Building Corporation, located in Columbia, Md., and Farmington, Conn., will donate $25,000 over five years to the KBE Tennis Coach Endowment Fund.

The firm has had a long history with the College, and recently completed the second phase of Hood's $20 million campus-wide upgrade to its facilities. This summer KBE will begin the construction of six new tennis courts and renovations to the College's Huntsinger Aquatic Center. The project is scheduled for completion in late August.

"We have a long-standing corporate policy of giving back to the communities in which we work," said Mike Kolakowski, KBE's president and CEO. "In the past, we've supported the Frederick Food Bank in recognition of our relationship with Hood, and now our team is very excited to be involved in this endowment—it's an enduring legacy of which everyone is proud."

"We are grateful for KBE's commitment to this campus and community," said Hood President Ronald J. Volpe. "This endowment will support us in our efforts to continually support our recreational, intramural and student athletic programs."

KBE provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to East Coast clients in the education, retail, senior living and health care, corporate and hospitality markets. The firm is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine's top 400 construction companies nationally.