Kempf’s Family Dazzles Customers and the Community
The Kempf family has taken pride in giving back to the local community by supporting various philanthropic organizations for many years. With a special emphasis on children related organizations, the Scott Center at Florida Tech is just one of many nonprofits that have benefited from the family’s generosity.
The Scott Center is especially critical because the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics estimate that 1 in 68 children will have an autism spectrum disorder. The Scott Center has helped families learn to overcome many of the behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD.) The clinic is dedicated to applying research and high quality treatment and training to improve the function and quality of life of children with ASD and related disabilities in Central Florida.
“The Scott Center is wonderful,” said Gale Kempf, owner. Gale served on the Scott Center’s board of directors and her son Jason now serves on the Center’s Evening of Hope committee.
Kempf’s Jewelers had been donating an original piece of jewelry to the Evening of Hope fundraiser when Gale and Jason decided to change it up and raffle off a Rolex watch. In the five years that the watch has been raffled, it is estimated to have raised $130,000 alone. This year, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-MASTER II, will be raffled. The tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online or at Kempf’s Jewelers in Indialantic. The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.
The Scott Center’s Evening of Hope event will be April 11 at the Panther Aquatic Center at FIT. The “South Beach chic” theme is a new addition to the event. The location on Florida Tech’s campus will be able to accommodate the growing number of supporters. Jason Kempf is on the planning committee and expects over 300 people to attend.
“Each year we’re growing and people want to be a part of it,” said Jason. “The event grows each year as the community has become more aware.”
David and Gale Kempf established Kempf’s Jewelers in Brevard County in June, 1971. Many of their original designs feature the finest quality diamonds and rare colored gems from around the world. Gale attended the Gemological Institute of Technology and graduated with degrees in gemology and design. She’s also a certified gemologist appraiser. Jason graduated from UCF and spent two years finishing up his gemological studies at the GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad. In addition to his B.A., Jason holds degrees in gemology, and jewelry manufacturing arts.
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An Evening of Hope VII: Night of Wishes
April 11, 7-10 p.m.
Aquatic Center at FIT