Regional Executive Director, Northeast
College: Boston College
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Current Home: Reading, MA
Favorite Athletes: Roger Clemens
Ryan Irwin joined Team IMPACT in April of 2020 as the Regional Executive Director for the Northeast. In this role he is responsible for the program and development operation for the Northeast Region (New England and New York).
Prior to joining Team IMPACT, Irwin was at Merrimack College for 9 years, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Individual & Planned Giving. In this role he served as a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team and was responsible for leading revenue and pipeline development for leadership, major, and planned giving while personally responsible for raising $1M – $2M annually. Additionally, he oversaw all research and prospect development strategies to expand engagement and philanthropic opportunities.
Irwin brings with him over 13 years of higher education and health care development experience while working for robust departments at both Dana Farber Cancer Institute and his alma mater – Boston College. Irwin grew up in Lexington, MA and now lives in Reading, MA with his wife and two daughters. When not building forts or playing outside with his girls, Irwin loves working on his yard and golfing.
When asked the question, “Why Team IMPACT?” Ryan said:
I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to work for an organization like Team IMPACT to make a true difference in a child’s life through the power of team. The stories I hear every single day about the resilient children, their incredible families, and our student leaders are inspirational. As a fundraiser, my goal is to provide a meaningful opportunity for each investor to feel proud of their philanthropy and engage their family in the process and Team IMPACT’s mission provides the framework for everyone involved to feel grateful for the chance to help these kids, change their trajectory in life, and have fun while doing it.