A financial advisor who’s been involved in a variety of efforts to support community groups and causes has been selected as the Kiwanian of the Year by the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club.
Price works as a financial advisor for Insight Financial Solutions in Grand Junction, focusing on retirement plan consulting and wealth management.
Price said he was surprised by his selection. “I was sure there were other people more deserving than I. I was a little shocked.”
“Kevin was selected for a number of reasons,” said Rita Crumpton, president of the Grand Junction Club. “His heart for Kiwanis and its mission is an integral part of Kevin’s personality. He was always ready to jump in and take on any task asked of him during my year as president.”
A graduate of what is now Colorado Mesa University, Price supports athletics as a member of the Maverick Club Board. The Maverick Club raises funds for athletic scholarships and promotes CMU athletics in the community.
“I have always been a sports nut,” Price said “I wanted to give back to the school, so I joined the Maverick Club Board.”
Price joined Kiwanis through another sports connection and his involvement in the Junior College Baseball World Series Committee.
Price also has been involved in a committee that brings in the Harlem Ambassadors basketball team for annual fund-raisers.
Price supported a new Y2K Club designed to recruit young adults into Kiwanis Club. “Giving younger folks an opportunity to experience the Kiwanis family can certainly broaden their world view, and Kevin has wholeheartedly supported that effort,” Crumpton said.
Price has supported as well the Circle K Kiwanis Club at CMU, attending some meetings and even making blankets for Project Linus, which donates blankets to children at local hospitals.
In addition, Price has helped recruit corporate sponsors for the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day fund-raiser set for June 13 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction.
Price is married to Jennette, who teaches at a local athletic club and volunteers for the Junior Service League. The couple has two daughters: 13-year -old Madie and 10-year-old Lilly.
Price plays golf and handball when he can. He said the balance of work, service and play offers a good example. “Leading by example is the best way.’