Kemp Klein

The Importance of Community Involvement

Our firm recently held our 2nd annual Kemp Klein Foundation Charity Golf Outing.  As I attended the event, I reflected on our commitment to the community.  We believe it is imperative to support local charities and to be involved at every level in the community.  Our golf outing may be our biggest event of the year but our team spends many hours at local charities.  We also gather together internally to make blankets for our foundation partners as well as adopting families over the holidays. 

We started The Kemp Klein Foundation in 1994 and our firm commitment exceeds $2 million in services and dollars since the Foundation’s inception. This year we gave $24,500 to Say Detroit which is a favorite charity of radio personality, journalist and best-selling author Mitch Albom.  We appreciate all of the assistance Mitch Albom gave us this year which included recording promotional announcements on behalf of the outing and for having shareholder Bob Zawideh on the Mitch Albom show.

The golf outing was an outstanding event and several members of our firm did incredible work.  Shareholder Bob Zawideh led the golf outing, working with friend of the firm, Karen Katko, to organize the day.  Christina Kowalenko worked tirelessly on the silent auction.  Kerri Shutt, Geri Hames, Barb Mackin, Pam Mackley, Stavi Varlamos and Adam Diemond all contributed to the success of the golf outing in a variety of roles.  Our volunteer team included friends and family of firm members such as Bob Zawideh’s wife.  It is difficult to single out everyone from that day and I am grateful we came together as a firm to support our community. 

Brian H. Rolfe

Brian H. Rolfe


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