We are faithful to being active in our community and pursuing significant and enduring relationships with our neighbors through involvement in schools and charitable organizations. It’s more than just writing a check or offering suggestions—our employees give their time and energy.
Following the passing of Samuel Braen, Jr. in 1999, we have endeavored to find a suitable way to honor the company’s founder while allowing his legacy to live on. We determined that creating a scholarship in his name would accomplish this goal, as well as to promote the importance of higher education. In 2000, Braen Stone began sponsoring “The Samuel Braen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship” at Manchester High School in Haledon and Eastern Christian High School in North Haledon. These scholarships have assisted many local students with the burden of paying for college.
We also promote the importance of giving back to our employees. Through our matching gifts program, all employees are able to have the company donate a monetary gift annually to a non-profit organization of their choice. Since 2003, we have donated to many organizations on behalf of our employees.
Some of the local organizations we proudly support are: Hope 4 All (Jericho Road Homeless Shelter), Touch the World Youth Ministries, the Wanaque Convalescent Center, Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children and Eva’s Village. For the past few years, Braen Stone has sponsored an on-site blood drive through Community Blood Services. In addition, there are countless other contributions we make to fundraisers, tricky trays and building projects.
Braen Stone was honored to be presented with the 2007 Construction/Real Estate Good Scout Award by the Northern New Jersey Council Boy Scouts of America. Receiving this award was especially important because of the Braen Family’s existing relationship with the Boy Scouts that began about 50 years ago.
In early 2013, Braen Stone CEO and Chairwoman, Janet Braen, was featured in an article on corporate philanthropy efforts in Chief Executive magazine. Read what she had to say below.