Our Impact

The Ray Foundation helped Southeastern Guide Dogs build the most comprehensive facilities of any service dog organization in the world, enabling us to provide extraordinary dogs and services to people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities and children with significant challenges. Our dogs provide freedom, confidence and hope to those who cannot see and those who have seen too much. We are grateful to James Ray and the Ray Foundation...

James C. Ray and the Ray Foundation are "UND Aerospace Giants", especially during the rapid expansion of UND Aerospace’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences over the past twenty years. James’ laser focus on getting to know our students and establishing many generous scholarship initiatives is truly an inspirational success story for UND Aerospace and the University of North Dakota. The Ray Foundation’s monumental gifts toward the construction of the James...

James Ray had a complete dedication to aviation and a passion for it. He thoroughly believed that aviation taught and developed the life skills, discipline, character and confidence needed to be a successful person. We are honored that James saw EAA’s programs as a way to encourage young people to pursue aviation, and the Ray Foundation continues that important work in his honor today....

The legacy of James C. Ray serves as an inspiration for all of us, and without his generosity and foresight, AOPA’s You Can Fly program would not be as successful as it is. James’ founding support was crucial to AOPA’s ability to launch You Can Fly and to accomplish our shared goals of building aviation STEM curriculum for high schools, establishing a nationwide network of flying clubs, and improving the...