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The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center honors the legacy of Governor Robert D. and Mrs. Billie Ray, who inspired generations of Bulldogs through their legacy of humanitarianism, character, and leadership.

The Ray Center works to transform lives and strengthen communities by providing character and leadership development strategies throughout the world.  The Ray Center is the global home to CHARACTER COUNTS! and serves over 8 million youth worldwide. Your gift to The Ray Center will help produce and deliver character and leadership development strategies for people of all ages.

Matching Gift Opportunity

Marta Codina and Jim Bruno have contributed $2,500 in matching funds for all gifts made to The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center during All In! Make a gift today and your contribution will help The Ray Center at Drake University fulfill its mission to improve civility through character development and ethical leadership.  


Where Bulldogs are Goin All In
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 11
2 IL 1
3 AA 0
$65,000
Meet The Moment Challenge
1,250 donors helped Drake University Meet The Moment and unlocked $65,000 for the University from Doug Zinser, AS’96, John August, JO’92, and Cindy, LA’70 and Dennis Lesher! Thank you!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
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Who is Meeting The Moment?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In and meeting the moment!
What is your affiliation to Drake?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 762
2 Faculty/Staff 189
3 Student 180
4 Parent 140
5 Friend 84
6 Other 52
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Meeting The Moment by Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 - 2020 191
2 1990 - 1999 165
3 2000 - 2009 162
4 Current Student 151
5 1980 - 1989 128
6 1970 - 1979 96
7 1960 - 1969 44
8 1959 and before 8
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The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center Challenge
Thank you for going All In for the Ray Center and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Marta Codina and Jim Bruno!
$1,925 MATCHED
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Parents Challenge
Thank you for going All In for Drake students and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Jill, JO’91 and John, AS’92 Farmer!
$2,500 MATCHED
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Caldbeck Challenge
Students, thank you for going All In for each other and helping unlock the $3,000 match from 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!
$3,000 MATCHED
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First Time Gift Challenge
Thank you for making your first gift to Drake and helping unlock the $5,000 match from Drake Drake President Marty Martin! Welcome to the Bulldog Pack!
$5,000 MATCHED
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