Council on Foundations
Director, Legal Resources
Ben McDearmon is the Council's Director of Legal Resources. He is responsible for guiding the legal team's work and provides legal education, information, and analysis on a wide range of issues to community foundations, corporate grantmakers, private foundations, and other philanthropic organizations. He also serves as a legal reviewer for the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program and as a contributing editor to Mastering Foundation Law: The Council on Foundations Compendium of Legal Resources.
Ben is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was a member of the school's tax clinic during his third year. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond, with a minor in History. Ben was a member of the university's crew team, and also served as a volunteer rowing coach while in law school.
Ben and his family live in Richmond, VA.
You should contact Ben with legal questions and for information about the Council's legal resources and trainings.