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Ryan Sapp

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I work as an investment analyst for J.P. Morgan. We provide investment solutions for high net-worth individuals in Indiana.

What neighborhood do you live in? My wife and I have live with our golden retriever, in the Lockerbie Square neighborhood.

 What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  I love strolling over to City Market on Wednesdays for the farmers market in the summer. So many creative and unique individuals come together to offer everything from sweet corn to dog treats. I enjoy meeting the vendors and hearing about their passions. The farmers market is a perfect example of the diverse community we have in Indianapolis.

 How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?  My first interaction with KIB was in 2011 when I completed an in-depth analysis of fundraising and areas to improve donor engagement. I joined the finance committee of KIB in February of 2014. The finance committee is made up of seven individuals whose principal responsibility is to perform oversight of the organization’s financial reporting and process on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Why do you support KIB?

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s mission doesn’t start and stop with the physical landscapes around Indianapolis, but impacts the lives of those in community. I believe that to have a sustainable change in a community it starts with people and those actions are ultimately reflected in the environment. The mission statement of Helping people and nature thrive is a perfect example of that mindset and that is why I support KIB.

Why would you encourage others to support KIB? 

KIB is the perfect springboard to meet people who are passionate about nature and Indianapolis. You have the opportunity to learn about incredibly diverse and unique neighborhoods in Indianapolis while volunteering.

If you were describing KIB to a friend, what three words would you use?

Imaginative, Enthusiastic, & Humble