Raymond J Dunn III

Raymond J Dunn III (1942-2018) was born in Hartford, CT in 1942. Following graduation from Kingswood School and Georgetown University, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army where he received the Army Commendation medal. He then attended Michigan State University and received an MBA.

Ray was a health care consultant and hospital administrator before founding Advantage Health Corporation. It became a publicly traded company specializing in physical rehabilitation with 7,000 employees and 150 sites. When it was sold in 1996, Ray shared profits with his employees and, with his wife, founded the Dunn Family Charitable Foundation. From its inception, they desired that their four children would participate in charitable giving; and each child shares in the grantmaking decisions, which has been extended to grandchildren as well.

In writing about the meaning of life when he was in his 50s, Ray described a deep inner voice saying, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He stated, “That one voice has probably been the inner voice in my soul more than any other voice in my whole life.” This perspective was the foundation of his kindness, his compassion, his deep respect for others, his desire to be of service, and his charitable giving. It also guides the mission of the DFCF.

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