RAYS THE MARK FOUNDATIONHonoring extraordinary, selfless individuals in their own moment of need


We are dedicated to embracing people who have had a positive impact on society, who through their kindness, passion, and purposefulness, continue to raise the mark and make the world a better place.


Dear Friends and Supporters,
In 2023, we had the privilege of honoring Lauren Cochran Scoville, a transit professional who exemplified dedication and passion for her work. Her journey was marked by her unwavering commitment to public transit, and the Rays the Mark Foundation was honored to stand by her during her time of need.

As we set our sights on 2024, we invite you to be a part of our mission. We are seeking your input and suggestions for the next honoree, someone within the public transit industry who, regrettably, is facing their own challenges and needs our support.

If you know of a transit professional who has dedicated themselves to the service of others but is now in need themselves, we would be deeply grateful for your nomination. Please visit our nominating section and share their story with us. Together, we can make a difference in their life, just as we did for Lauren and Sonny Gordon, our 2022 honoree.

Your input is invaluable, and it brings us one step closer to providing essential assistance to those who have given so much to their communities. Thank you for being a part of the Rays the Mark Foundation family.

With gratitude,
The Rays the Mark Foundation Team


If you’re like others who share our passion for honoring individuals who make the world a better place through kindness, compassion, and action, we invite you to learn more about the various ways to donate or get involved with The Rays the Mark Foundation.


The story behind The Rays the Mark Foundation is one that continues to inspire individuals and professional organizations from every walk of life. Learn more about our origins, the people who make the foundation what it is today, and why so many continue to share our passion for supporting those who dedicate their life to enhancing the greater good.