Ray Foundation, Inc. News

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....

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...