We believe homebuilding is about creating communities, not just homes, which is why we are active members of the wider communities in which we live and work. As a homebuilder, we place particular emphasis on supporting organizations that embody the concept of “home,” especially those that benefit the environment and provide shelter and assistance for abused women and children in the regions in which we build.
In 2017, we led 130 formal KB Cares events and activities that helped raise more than $500,000 for important organizations and causes that improve the quality of life and foster greater connection in our communities.
To celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2017 and as part of our ongoing KB Cares initiative, we launched "60 Acts of Kindness," a series of national and local service activities that KB Home carried out across the country to support the communities where we live, work and build homes. For example, we teamed up with our long-time national paint supplier, Sherwin-Williams®, for their National Painting Week initiative. Across the country, KB Home employees worked shoulder to shoulder with local Sherwin-Williams team members to help revitalize community spaces, including community centers, schools, shelters and public recreational spaces.
We also support Ronald McDonald House Charities®, which provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities. Both our corporate offices and select division teams across the country donated time to help these families in need.
These efforts are supported by additional donations of time, money and resources to charitable organizations at the local division level and serve to strengthen community bonds. These activities not only provide valuable support for critical community resources, but also bring our team tremendous joy and satisfaction and foster expanded working relationships.
In 2017, we celebrated our 10th Annual KB Home Golf Classic, adding more than $100,000 to our future cardiac work. This extraordinary partnership with KB Home will continue to impact lives for years to come as we work together to do important work in the communities that we both serve.
Chairman of the Board
Riverside University Health System