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Ryan Waggoner helps nonprofit organizations navigate tax laws and increase charitable impact. In this role, he works with private foundations, trade associations, medical research organizations, political organizations, health care organizations, colleges and universities, and other tax-exempt organizations.
 
Ryan counsels clients on unrelated business income (UBI), lobbying and political activities, joint ventures, program-related investments, international grant-making, and a host of other ongoing compliance issues. He devotes the majority of his practice to the Firm's Social Impact Team, where he advises both nonprofit and for-profit corporations on innovative ways to utilize market-based principals to bring about positive social change in the United States and throughout the world. He also works with innovative and forward-thinking businesses to implement best-in-class corporate social responsibility initiatives that benefit communities and increase bottom lines.

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Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart, Amber. They live in Franklin, Indiana and are blessed to be raising their children, Clark and Caroline, in their hometown. In November 2018, Ryan was elected to the Franklin Community School Board, becoming the youngest person to ever serve on the Board. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Central Nine Career Center, a vocational and technical high school in Johnson County.
 
Inside the Firm, Ryan serves on the Ice Miller Recruiting Committee, the Community Involvement Committee, and the Ice Miller Foundation. He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Butler University. He was Butler's student body president and received the Most Outstanding Male Student award. Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
 
Speaking Engagements
  • Basics on Estate Planning - Indiana State Police Retirement Conference
  • How to Not Lose Your Tax Exemption - Johnson County Foundation Nonprofit Symposium
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