Jerry Brock will be presented with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Tempe Award at the 17th Annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 28 at the Embassy Suites Tempe. The award recognizes lifetime achievements of service, dedication and contribution to the community and honors hard work and strong commitment to improving the quality of life in Tempe.
A Tempe native, Jerry Brock founded Brock Supply in 1960, guiding its growth from a one-man operation into a nationally known name in the automotive world.
He is deeply involved with the community and over the years has donated more than $1,000,000 to various charities, including the East Valley Boys and Girls Club, the American Cancer Society and The Center for Hope, a residential treatment program run by Community Bridges. He has also been a generous donor to the Tempe Community Foundation endowment, a fund that focuses on Tempe’s future and quality of life for the next generation.
“Jerry embodies just what this community is about: Do good, help others do good, and don’t worry about who takes credit. He measures success not simply in reaching his goals but in helping others reach theirs as well. His unheralded involvement in local charities and causes has made a powerful impact on Tempe, and we are proud to honor him,” said Mary Ann Miller, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.