The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center is dedicated to the legacy of Governor Robert D. and Mrs. Billie Ray, who have inspired generations of Bulldogs with their legacy of humanitarianism, character, and leadership. The Ray Center is committed to improving civility and developing ethical leadership worldwide. Its two programs, CHARACTER COUNTS! and Excellence with Integrity, are designed to create strong, vibrant communities that foster positive relationships and respectful behavior. Your gift to The Ray Center will aid in producing character and leadership development strategies for people of all ages.

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All In This Together Challenge
During All In, ALL gifts go further! For every 100 gifts, Alumni Doug Zinser, AS’96, Peggy Fisher, FA’70, and Larry Stelter, and Cindy, LA’70, and Dennis Lesher will donate $10,000, up to $70,000.
100 Gift Goal
Who is Going ALL IN?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In.
All In By Decade
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Above & Beyond Challenge
Go the extra mile for Drake! If 50 donors who have already made gifts to the University this fiscal year (7/1/19 – 6/30/2020) make an additional gift during All In, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked.
50 Gift Goal
First Time Gift Challenge
If 50 donors make their first ever gift to Drake during All In 2020, $5,000 contributed by a generous alum will be unlocked for the University.
50 Gift Goal
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center Challenge
Ray and Susan Cole have contributed a $2,500 matching gift for all gifts made to The Ray Center during All In! Make a gift today and your contribution will be matched to support the important work of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University which is dedicated to improving civility and developing ethical leaders throughout the world.
Caldbeck Challenge
All gifts made during All In campaign by current Drake students will be matched by The Caldbeck Challenge, up to $1,400! The Diane K. Caldbeck Student Philanthropy Challenge was funded through the generosity of Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05 in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72. The endowment serves as an annual incentive to students at Drake as they work to inspire their peers to develop a culture of philanthropy.
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