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Communications and Administration
UI Foundation News
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Bob Ravenscroft joins UI Foundation
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bob Ravenscroft of Cedar Rapids has joined the University
of Iowa Foundation executive staff as director of development for the UI
College of Education and special projects, including the Office of Student
Financial Aid and the UI Parents Association.
Ravenscroft assumed his duties May 4. His most recent position was
as a project manager for RuffaloCODY/McLeodUSA in Cedar Rapids, where he
developed annual, capital and membership campaigns for university and other
nonprofit clients. He also has supervised customer financial services
for MCI Telecommunications in Cedar Rapids.
A UI graduate, Ravenscroft has previously served the university as assistant
director of the UI Alumni Association and prior to that as video production
director of the UI athletic department.
Michael New, the Foundation's vice president for development programs,
said Ravenscroft's "thorough understanding of the UI, experience in
fund raising and interest in education will enable him to work effectively
with our alumni contributors and other supporters of the College of Education
as well as special university programs that directly benefit students."
A native of Storm Lake, Ravenscroft earned his bachelor's degree in
communication studies from the University of Iowa in 1987. A student internship
in the UI athletic department led to his employment there immediately after
The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support
for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation
staff work with alumni, friends and businesses to provide scholarships,
resources and other support to the College of Education and other UI colleges