About Us

Our Vision

At Sandy Spring Bank Foundation, we believe that every person should have the chance for a happy, healthy life. There are far too many in our communities who struggle for even basic needs and, as a result, lack hope.

We seek to partner with local organizations that are devoted to improving the lives of individuals and families in the communities served by Sandy Spring Bank. Our vision is that one day each of our neighbors will have a home, good health and ultimately hope for a brighter tomorrow.


The Trustees of the Sandy Spring Bank Foundation are Daniel Schrider, President and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank and Ron Kuykendall, Executive Vice President of Sandy Spring Bank, General Counsel and Secretary.

Dan Schrider
President, Trustee
Dan Schrider, President and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank

Mr. Schrider was named to the position of president and chief executive officer of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. on January 1, 2009 at which time he also joined the board of directors of Bancorp and its principal subsidiary Sandy Spring Bank. This action followed the board's selection of Mr. Schrider to lead the company in a planned succession making him the 11th president of Sandy Spring Bank since its founding in 1868.

Mr. Schrider has been part of Sandy Spring Bank for nearly 30 years having joined the company in 1989 as a commercial lender. He advanced his career to the executive level in 2003 and became the Bank's Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Schrider holds bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Mt. St. Mary's University. Mr. Schrider is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

A leader among community bankers, Mr. Schrider is currently a director of the American Bankers Association, a past chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association, a past chair of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking Advisory Board, and a sought-after guest speaker at local and national industry events.

Ron Kuykendall
Treasurer and Secretary, Trustee
Ron Kuykendall, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sandy Spring Bank

Mr. Kuykendall joined Sandy Spring Bancorp as General Counsel and Secretary in January 2000. He was named Executive Vice President in 2002. He provides executive leadership to Bancorp and its subsidiaries in all legal, governance, regulatory, vendor management and general insurance matters. Prior to joining Sandy Spring, he was Associate General Counsel for SunTrust Bank and Senior Corporate Counsel for First Union National Bank in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Kuykendall currently serves on the Legal Affairs Committee of the Virginia Bankers Association and on the Board of Governors of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Virginia State Bar as a past chairman of the section. He is a member and past chairman of the American Bankers Association's Regional Banks General Counsel Group. He has been a member of numerous industry panel discussions or spoken on legal issues in the financial services industry, compliance issues, corporate ethics and the role of corporate counsel. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Virginia having received his Juris Doctorate from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While there he was a member of the Law Review and selected for the Moot Court Board. He received a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. Mr. Kuykendall is a member of the Montgomery County and Maryland Bar Associations, the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association, the Maryland Bankers Association, the Virginia Bankers Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association chapter, and the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.