Join us for our 2023 Florida College IMPACT Gala.

Formerly the FC Leadership Dinner, this event showcases the impact Florida College and its students have in the community and around the world. Funds raised during the evening will support student scholarships at Florida College.

This year’s keynote speakers will be Ben & Erin Napier.

September 28th, 6:30pm Tampa Convention Center

Keynote Speakers

Ben Napier is a woodworker, author, and entrepreneur with a degree in history, founder of Scotsman Co. and co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. He is a past president of Laurel’s Main Street America chapter dedicated to promoting the rebirth of their historic downtown district.

Erin Napier is a designer, author, and entrepreneur with a fine arts degree who started her career in corporate graphic design before founding her own international stationery company, Lucky Luxe, and is a founding co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co.

Six days after meeting in college, Erin and Ben decided they would marry and have been inseparable ever since, working side by side in every venture pursued. Their passion for small-town revitalization and American craftsmanship is evident in their store, Laurel Mercantile Co., where they design and manufacture heirloom wares and durable goods made exclusively in the United States.

They live in Laurel, Mississippi with their daughters, Helen and Mae, where they restore homes on HGTV’s Home Town.

New This Year: IMPACT Day

Be a light in the Tampa Bay community

IMPACT Day is a community-focused initiative from Florida College to build up our neighbors, serve the Tampa Bay region and impact those around us for good through a coordinated volunteer effort.