Our Foundation

Discover why the foundation was created, what our mission is and what we do.


We’re committed to creating lasting peace →

Meet René Girard

A great way to understand our work at the Raven Foundation is to meet René Girard, the brilliant scholar who inspires all we do.  When Girard passed away on November 4, 2015, many of his friends, students, and colleagues took the opportunity to reflect on his legacy.

Read moving tributes to the life and legacy of René Girard →

Who We Are

The Raven Foundation was established in January 2007 by co-founders Keith Ross and Suzanne Ross. In addition to the Rosses, the Foundation is staffed by Adam Ericksen, Maura Junius and Lindsey Paris-Lopez.

Meet our talented staff and board of directors →


Skilled writers from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds contribute content insightful content to our website.

Learn about these thought-provoking authors →