As Director of Stewardship & Philanthropic Advisor to Glick Philanthropies, Ryan helps advance the CICF mission in the areas of philanthropic advising services, community leadership, technology, strategic planning, impact measurement, and community partnerships. He also leads philanthropic advising services for The Glick Fund. “I’m passionate about helping small groups of people change the world,” Ryan says. “As Margaret Mead said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’”
In addition to his work with donors and not-for-profit organizations, Ryan is an active member of the Indianapolis community. Volunteer experiences include serving on the boards for Finish Line Youth Foundation, Riley Area Development Corporation, TechPoint Foundation for Youth and the Salvation Army Social Service Center, volunteering as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and working on international service projects with the Butler YMCA. Ryan was a member of Class XXXV of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. He is also co-founder of Giving Sum, a local not-for-profit organization that’s creating the next generation of philanthropic leaders working together to improve Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
Prior to joining CICF staff, Ryan worked in the private, government, and not-for-profit sections. For six years, Ryan served with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis where he helped create youth enrichment programs that focused on preparing urban youth for college. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of the YMCA at the Athenaeum. Previous professional experiences include volunteering as an AmeriCorps member and working as a business consultant with Crowe Horwath LLP.