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  • 2016 Impact Winner: Kirk Klein

    Kirk Klein

    Kirk Klein, the managing partner at Koss Olinger, has actively worked to bring money into the Gainesville community via grants and foundation support. He helped secure over $30,000 in grants for Alachua County Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs and played a role in bringing $200,000 from the community foundation in Tampa to our local community foundation in order to benefit Junior Achievement of Alachua County. Koss Olinger also hosted a toy drive in conjunction with their Christmas event and was able to donate over 150 toys to the Gainesville community via Toys for Tots and the United Way.

    “My work with Junior Achievement and other organizations is an investment in our community’s future through educating children in financial literacy and entrepreneurship and providing them the encouragement to be a productive member of society,” Klein explained.

    Klein is a board member for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Talent and Education Committee. He has been the chair of the board for JA twice and is still an active member, serving the Junior Achievement Tampa Board which oversees a 12 county region. Klein has been a Gainesville Rotary Club Member for 21 years.

     

    Get to Know Kirk:

    What is your go-to coffee order?

    I don’t drink coffee. If I did, it would be a Grande Mocha Frappuccino without whip cream.

    Who had the biggest impact on your life?

    Michelle, my wife. She is my high school sweetheart and has been my rock for the past 29 years.