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Don Grimsley’s kids inspired him to help other kids. This month, the Kiwanis Club honored him for that service
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Don Grimsley, the 2019 recipient of the John W. Jacobs Jr. Youth Service Award, has dedicated more than a decade toward helping kids grow up to become their best selves. - photo by Scott Rogers
Don Grimsley realized more than a decade ago that traveling regularly away from his wife and kids was not the life he wanted. “You can make all the money in the world, but if you can’t enjoy it and your family, why are you working so hard?” Grimsley said. He left his investment banking job and relocated to Gainesville in 2003.His kids and the Hall County community’s heart for philanthropy turned his gaze toward a new passion — serving youth. Grimsley was honored for this service March 19 when he received the 2019 John W.