New York Jeweler Receives Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Don Lemp Jr., president of M. Lemp Jewelers, was named outstanding volunteer fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

For the past eight years, Lemp has run a golf tournament, “The 100 Holes 4 Kids,” that has raised nearly $600,000 for the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center. Only 24 golfers participate and each golfer is tasked with raising a minimum of $1,500 in sponsorship. The golfers usually end up raising an average of $2,700, a testament to Lemp’s persistent encouragement.

M. Lemp Jewelers is a 121-year-old, fourth-generation jewelry company located in downtown Syracuse, N.Y.