Ben McDearmon is the Council's Law Clerk & Legal Administrator. In this role, he supports the Legal Affairs department's efforts to provide timely legal information to members.
Ben holds a J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. As a member of the school's Tax Clinic during his third year, he helped low income taxpayers resolve their disputes with the IRS and the Virginia Department of Taxation. Before attending law school, Ben spent two years as the director of projects for an economic development agency in Richmond, VA, where he oversaw the daily operations of the agency's programs and managed its board relations. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond, with a minor in History. Ben was a four-year member of the university's crew team, and also served as a volunteer rowing coach while a law student.
A resident of Washington, DC since 2012, Ben enjoys exercise, music, and reading in his free time.
You should contact Ben with questions about the Council's legal services, including the subscription-based Mastering Foundation Law: The Council on Foundations Compendium of Legal Resources.