"Brandon is the kindest, most genuine person I know...You know that when Brandon sets his mind to something that it will be accomplished, and you can always count on Brandon to support you in your own goals as well!"
"Intentional, loving, and passionate, Alyssa has a gift for meeting others where they are, loving others for who they are, and inspiring others to be the best version of themselves." Get to know a little bit more about Alyssa here!
Meet Cate Strahl. Sincere, cheerful, kind, and gritty--she is a true "Ray of Light." Cate is the type of person who, with her hearty laugh and listening ears, can immediately make you feel better about yourself and your situation.
Even though Kumail leads a busy life as a medical student, he strives to be there for each of his friends and family members as much as possible. Kumail has a heart of gold—anyone who knows him personally also knows this to be true. My buddy is goofy, ceaselessly hardworking, vulnerable, charismatic, and driven to serve others. Each day, he aims to improve himself and his world. For these reasons and more, he is a true “Ray of Light.”
Matt is a dedicated and loyal friend. He is a great listener who has a beautiful heart and earnest resolve to make a positive impact on the world. For these reasons, he is a Ray of Light!
Brittany is someone who quietly shares generosity with the world--and doesn't always get the credit she deserves. She walks humbly and is committed to a life of service inside and outside of work.
Meet Anna Tegge! Whether Anna is on the field, or on the [Capitol] Hill, or in transit, she is asset to her surroundings. By shining her light and lifting up others, Anna aims to, in no small way, “Be the change [she] wants to see in the world.”
Whether he is in the lab, on stage, or in the world, my friend Allen is accomplishing major things. More significantly, however, he is a class act human. Get to know him here!
Hometown(s): Wichita, KS/Sterling, IL Current Location: YMCA Camp Benson near Mt. Carroll, IL Current Role: Assistant Camp Director at YMCA Camp Benson Nominated By: Ben Bruster Reason for Nomination: Madison is an absolute rockstar! Plain and simple. She exudes incredible humility, compassion, determination, and resolve to “Be the change [she] wants to see in the … Continue reading Rays of Light: Madison Vandersee
Ravi Patel was born in a Sampad, a small agricultural village in Gujarat—India’s westernmost state. A few months after Ravi’s birth, his father immigrated to the United States, seeking a better life for he and his family. Meanwhile, Ravi and members of his family continued to live as they long had: in Sampad, no more … Continue reading Rays of Light: Ravi Patel