Associate AD for Major Gifts
Ryan McGuire is in his eighth year at Iowa State as the Associate Athletics Director (AD) for Major Gifts. In this role, McGuire is responsible for leading the athletics department’s major gifts fundraising program. This includes fundraising for Athletics capital projects, scholarships and program endowments, and estate gifts to support Athletics. As an ISU Foundation employee, McGuire represents both the ISU Foundation and ISU Athletics missions to advance Iowa State University through philanthropic support. Prior to his current position, McGuire spent five years as the Director of Special Events and Letterwinners Club with Iowa State Athletics. McGuire worked as the Director of Athletics at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) from 2001 to 2006. Before taking over at NIACC, McGuire was a sport administrator with the Iowa Games from 2000 to 2001, and an administrative assistant and volunteer coach with the Iowa State baseball team from 1998 to 2000.