Leadership in Denver
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Meet Morris Price, Jr.
Vice President and Executive Director for City Year Denver
Morris Price, Jr. serves as the executive director of City Year Denver. In this role, Morris maintains strategic relationships with Denver Public Schools, City Year Denver’s Board, corporate and philanthropic partners and the wider Denver community.
Prior to assuming the position, Morris was the district director for Colorado’s 1st congressional district and served as the national program officer for the Gill Foundation, developing relationships and providing technical assistance and financial support to national nonprofits involved in LGBT advocacy and civil rights. Prior to the Gill Foundation, Morris was one of the founding employees of the Daniels Fund and the Danials Scholarship Program. Morris spent 15 years in higher education administration working for institutions including DePauw University, Montclair State College and Wabash College, and served as the director of undergraduate admission at the University of Denver.
Morris received his Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University and was the recipient of the 2000 Colorado Trust Fellowship for a master’s in nonprofit management from Regis University.
Morris’s community leadership includes serving as past board chair of many local commissions and organizations, and he currently serves as a member of Rose Community Foundation’s Committee Board of Trustees and a board member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association.
Morris is a Denver native and proud graduate of Denver Public Schools. Morris has received the Professional Man of the Year Award from the Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the 2013 Whitney M. Young Award for civic engagement from the Urban League of Metro Denver and the Colorado State University Charles A. Lory Public Service Alumni of the Year Award.
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