Ray Scholarship Matching Gift Challenge
Supporting Educational Dreams in Ralston and Rimrock
In 2002, Gerald Ray established the David L. and Francis G. Ray Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of his parents, generously contributing annual gifts to support scholarships for students at Lind-Ritzville, Washtucna and LaCrosse High Schools, as well as students who are members or descendants of members of the Ralston or Rimrock Granges. Long-standing community organizations open to all, the Ralston and Rimrock Granges have promoted the fund for years, helping students gain access to the scholarship opportunity.
"We believe the dream of a college degree should be accessible to every student in our community."
“We believe the dream of a college degree should be accessible to every student in our community regardless of their family’s finances,” says Randy Roth, a Ray Scholarship advisor and longtime friend of the Ray family. “It is why we are passionate about partnering with Innovia Foundation to grow the Ray Scholarship Endowment – to provide even more scholarship funds yearly that will positively impact the lives of students for future generations.”
With the community behind him, Gerald knew his vision for helping local students could expand into something bigger.
The Year 4 Challenge
In honor of the community impact of the Ralston and Rimrock Granges, and the legacy of the Ray Family, lnnovia Foundation launched a 5-year matching gift challenge in 2019 to grow the Ray Scholarship. In years one, two and three, we met our goal, growing the scholarship endowment to over $22,500 and granting out $1,000 each year to local students.
If our community contributes at least $1,000 by December 31, 2022, lnnovia Foundation will contribute an additional $5,000 to build the endowment – a 1:5 match!
Gifts from our community that exceed $1,000 will be made available immediately to maintain annual distributions from the Ray Scholarship Fund to local students. Once the fund is fully endowed it will support the scholarship for generations to come!
Thank you for your generosity to assist students in our community to achieve their higher education dreams, and honor the legacy of the Ralston and Rimrock Granges.
Will You Join Us?
Would you consider a gift to the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship Fund to unlock a generous matching challenge?
We invite you to discuss your giving options with the Innovia Foundation gift planning team at 509-624-2606 or email@example.com.
Gifts and pledges can also be made by mail:
attn: Ray Scholarship
818 W. Riverside Ave, Ste. 650
Spokane, WA 99201
Meet Ray Scholarship Recipients
Ray Scholarship recipients, Ellie and Spencer Gering, twins from Ritzville, were awarded the Ray scholarship in 2019. Both are now thriving as honor roll students at Washington State University.