Ryan Klarberg is an influential professional with many various philanthropical interests.
Aside from Ryan Klarberg’s professional obligations, he has been involved in various philanthropy projects throughout his lifetime. From a young age, Ryan was instilled with the importance of giving back to the community. At only 14 years of age, Ryan spent six weeks of his summer living in a remote native Alaskan village in Mentasta, Alaska, located 300 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska. There, Ryan Klarberg spent the summer building homes for the Alaskan residents and learning about the native Alaskan culture. Ryan graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 and went directly to the University of Miami School of Law to obtain his law degree. While studying law in Coral Gables, Ryan made it a point to get involved in the community. During his three years at Miami Law, Ryan Klarberg participated in the development of charity events for the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade that raised thousands of dollars for the organization.
The Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit organization devoted to youth development. They run after-school programs, sports leagues, young professional training sessions, and various other programs devoted to children and teens. Ryan had a blast working with The Boys and Girls Club and building a funnel so their programs were able to obtain the funding they needed.
In 2013, Ryan Klarberg was commissioned the honorary title Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, in recognition of his noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the greater community.
Ryan Klarberg & The National Meningitis Association
Ryan Klarberg is also heavily involved with the National Meningitis Association (NMA). NMA is a non-profit organization devoted to educating medical professionals, families, and others about meningococcal disease and measures of prevention. The organization also has a strong network base of devotees devoted to providing emotional support for individuals and families of individuals who have contracted the disease. Ryan became involved in with the cause after a good friend of his, who also happened to be his hockey goalie growing up, contracted the debilitating disease at 14 years old.
Each year, NMA throws their annual “Give Kids a Shot!” gala at the Pierre Hotel in NYC. The event typically occurs during the end of April. This year, Kevin Carroll, the Hanger Clinic Vice President of Prosthetics, was awarded NMA’s prestigious Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award for his long-lasting dedication to the treatment of surviving patients with meningitis. Ryan makes this a priority each year among his other responsibilities within the organization.
This blog will be devoted to the education of meningococcal disease along with other philanthropic projects that Ryan Klarberg takes part in.