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Ryan & Company Establishes Program Excellence Fund

Press Release Dec 22, 2003

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, a national provider of state and local tax consulting services, has established the Ryan & Company Endowed Excellence Fund at Texas A&M University. The $150,000 fund will be used to support Mays Business School's professional program as well as undergraduate accounting and finance programs.

More than 30 Ryan & Company employees are contributing to the fund that will be used for scholarships, program and leadership development, and other activities designed to increase the quality of the student learning experience.

"This is a particularly exciting gift because it is targeted at the heart of our mission - the student learning experience," said James Benjamin, head of the Department of Accounting. "And, it is gratifying that a gift of this magnitude was organized by a relatively young former student. This gift clearly exemplifies both the incredible spirit of our former students and the economic power of a group effort."

Mays Business School is nationally ranked among public business schools for the quality of its undergraduate program, MBA program, and faculty scholarship.

"Ryan & Company recruits a significant number of students from A&M every year," said Mark Bennett, a principal with the company. "We are pleased to be able to give back to our alma mater." Bennett graduated in 1994 from Texas A&M with a BBA in accounting.

The Ryan & Company gift counts in the One Spirit One Vision Campaign, the university's multi-year fundraising effort. The campaign goal is to help Texas A&M attain national top 10 status among public universities while sustaining the distinctive Texas A&M spirit. The volunteer-led campaign, coordinated by the Texas A&M Foundation, encompasses all private gifts benefiting Texas A&M. 

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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