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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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Phil Bryant

Phil Bryant, BS, MBA, Adjunct Professor of Business Administration. Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana. Fall 2001-Present Military Experience and Decorations: Captain, US Army, Infantry, 1966-1975. Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with three stars, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf, Silver Star.

Professional Experience: Account Executive, Merrill Lynch and Reinholdt & Gardner, 1970-1978. Entrepreneur/Small Business founder of 26 different businesses, 1978-2008.

Wide variety of industries experience: Brokerage: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Commodities, Insurance, and Collectables. Data Processing and Computer Service. Finance and Venture Capital. Professional Sports Franchise. Network Marketing. Life and Health Insurance Companies. Real Estate Brokerage. Restaurants. Wholesale/Retail Sporting Goods. Not for profit Education Academies. Charitable Foundations. Embroidery and Silk Screening Service.

Rugby Experience: Player, Coach, Referee, Administrator.

Indiana University RFC, 1963-1966. American Eagles RFC, Aurora, Colorado, 1968. Eastern Rockies Rugby Referee Society, 1968. Colorado Springs RFC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1969. Indy Reds RFC, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1970-1974. VP Finance, Mid-West RFU, 1973-1975. Tri-State Rugby Referees Society, 1972-1975. Indy Naps RFC, Indianapolis south side club, 1974-1977. West Indy RFC, Indianapolis west side club, 1975-1979. Administrator/Promoter, West Point RFC v. Notre Dame RFC, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Athletic Committee event, 1974. “Indianapolis Key Clubs Rugby Tournament,” first High School Rugby competition in Indiana, Fall 1978. Indiana High School Rugby Association, 1990-1995. Lawrence Central High School RFC, 1990-1994. Bloomington South High School RFC and Bloomington North High School RFC, 1996-1999.

Rugby Awards and Honors:

Eastern Rockies RFU, Select Side v. Western Rockies RFU, 1968. Captain, Colorado Springs RFC, second place team at First Aspen Ruggerfest, 1969. “Official Observer, Founding Ceremony USARFU, June 7, 1975, Chicago, Illinois. Commissioned: MWRFU Director of Youth Development, Summer 1989. Member, USARFU High School and Youth Committee, 1990-1995. USRFF Grant to expand the Indianapolis High School Rugby program to eight schools. Host/Promoter, USARFU National High School Tournament, Indianapolis, 1993. Indianapolis Rugby Club “1993 President’s Award,” for outstanding service to rugby. Life Member, Indianapolis Rugby Club, 1993. “Silver Eagle, Life Member,” USA Rugby, 1993. IURFC Ireland Tour, 1996. USA Owls RFC, Vancouver Golden Oldies Tournament, 1997. Chicago Lions World Cup Tour, France 2007.

Rugby Publications: “The Bryant Model.” “How To Start A High School Rugby Program That Will Survive Your Term Of Leadership.”

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