evin Donovan loves to help people. Whether helping his customers take care of what is important to them, or working with others to improve life in Waterloo Region, Kevin sees the value of investing his time and energy in people.
When a longtime friend first introduced Kevin to Lutherwood, he saw a fit between its children’s mental health services and his personal values. “I focus on children and youth because they don’t have the experience to cope with life’s challenges that the rest of us do,” Kevin reflected. “They are our future and I think it is important that we support them to keep their hopes and dreams alive.”
As a board member of the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation, Kevin has helped the organization take advantage of grant opportunities, raised its profile in the community, made personal donations and generally leant his business acumen to the board. On top of this commitment, he is a long-time supporter of Camp McGovern, has served Scouts Canada for more than 25 years, has chaired numerous high profile events in the community and has received awards and high praise for his community-centred support.
"I think it is so important to keep kids positive and optimistic for the future." — Kevin
As President of Donovan Insurance, Kevin looks for community-oriented values in those he hires. As such, his 30 staff at Donovan Insurance are also engaged in their community. They support new Canadians, people living in poverty, cancer research and patients, community sports teams, hockey and golf tournaments, and each year they enter a team at Lutherwood’s annual Steps for Kids event to help raise funds and awareness of children’s mental health.
There is a connection between community-building and the insurance business. “Our goal is to do the best we can for people,” Kevin noted adding that they are guided by their motto: Big enough to know, small enough to know you. “We pride ourselves on understanding each customer’s insurance needs, explaining their insurance options and ensuring they have proper protection in place at the best possible rate. And, if something does go wrong, they can count on us to handle their claims quickly and advocate for them.” As Donovan Insurance approaches 50 years of service, Kevin credits its longevity and growth to its focus on the individual and excellent customer service.
Lutherwood’s Child and Family Foundation annually raises more than $1 million each year thanks to the generous support of community partners like Kevin Donovan and Donovan Insurance Brokers.