In 1994, JoAnn came to Farmington, Connecticut for the express purpose of founding what has become Fairview Capital Partners. Encouraged by members of the NAIC, JoAnn became the catalyst for significant change in the way institutional investors approached diversity through investment. Today the entire industry’s lexicon and initiatives around emerging managers and diversity in private equity investment can be traced to JoAnn’s pioneering efforts, and Fairview, with nearly $4 billion under management, has now been actively investing for over 20 years.
JoAnn is admired for her leadership and well-known for her energy, her enthusiasm, and her generosity. A catalog of her documented acts of generosity both here, in the Greater Hartford Area, and elsewhere is exhaustive and speaks for itself. JoAnn served as a director of the Vantagepoint Funds, and currently serves as Board Chair of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. She is a member of the Howard University School of Business Board of Visitors, board member of the Apollo Theater Foundation in New York City; board member
of Hartford Communities That Care, board member of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, and also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Wilson Gray YMCA. JoAnn has been an active member of the Union Baptist church in Hartford, and is currently serving as Chair of the Trustee Board. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards in the community, most recently as the 2017 honoree of New York’s nonprofit LIFT, as the 2015 recipient of the Greater Hartford Torch of Liberty award, presented by the Anti-Defamation League, and awarded as the Village’s Woman of the Year in 2014.
JoAnn leads by example and is not shy about encouraging her colleagues at Fairview to get involved in the community. At this point Fairview professionals, largely through her direct encouragement, are involved in Hartford community organizations including the Mark Twain House, the Greater Hartford YMCA, the Bushnell, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the CT Children’s Hospital, the Urban League of Greater Hartford, Camp Courant, the UConn Research and Development Foundation, the CT Science Center, the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.
Additionally, JoAnn continues to be generous with her time, her resources, and her prodigious talents in the office and out, helping individuals who come to her for skills counseling, career strategies, educational aid, personal crisis management, and general advice. Through all of this, JoAnn enjoys the quiet but strong support
of her husband of many years, James Price, now a retired Tax attorney.
JoAnn is a graduate of Howard University.