With this donation, Kemper Freeman, Jr. continues his family legacy of community service with his decades of support for the arts, human service and education in Bellevue and the Eastside. As chairman and CEO of Kemper Development Company, he has supported the creation of a performing arts center on the Eastside for the past 26 years. In 2002, he announced his intentions to donate land valued at over $8 million for Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) and has been a strong supporter of Tateuchi Center, undertaking many leadership roles – currently, he is co-chair of the capital campaign.
Additional philanthropic endeavors include co-chairing the $25 million capital campaign to build the Bellevue Arts Museum and millions of dollars in cash donations and in-kind support to such valued organizations as Bellevue LifeSpring (formerly Overlake Service League) that is located in Bellevue Square, Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Overlake Hospital and Medical Center, Youth Eastside Services, Seniors Making Art, Eastside Heritage Center, and most recently through Fashion Week raised thousands of dollars for The Moyer Foundation.
A dedicated community leader, Kemper Freeman has shown his commitment to the vitality and livability of the Eastside community.