The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation

A Life with a Legacy - Ryan Paul Whitaker December 18, 1981-January 29, 2007

Started by Ryan's mother, Paula Whitaker, in 2008, The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation has helped approximately 1,375,000 people and over $2.5 million dollars has been donated to community charities and ministries.

The Ryan Paul Whitaker Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

It is Paula's hope that many more will be touched and that Ryan's legacy to help others lives on in the lives impacted by the ministries and programs funded by The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation.

The Foundation is based on the scripture of Matthew 25:35-40:

Then Jesus said….. “ I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothes me, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothed you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to take care of you?’  Then Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.” 

Ministries Funded by The Ryan Paul Whitaker Foundation

LSC Nursing Schloarships

Lone Star College Nursing Scholarships Endowment, including 43 scholarships, have been given to date. Six scholarships will be donated each year beginning in 2018.


Caring, Healing and Serving those needing health care can receive it through TOMAGWA's  programs and the support provided through Ryan’s life and legacy.

LSC Nursing Laboratories

The Nursing Laboratories at Lone Star College Tomball was dedicated in 2009 in recognition of Ryan's desire to help others and become a nurse.

The Cross of Tomball

At 125', The Cross of Tomball has already been the site for weddings, church services, baptisms, and prayer.

Local & Global Missions

Educational Scholarship Funds for Christian Schools, Salem Lutheran Global Missions in Kenya, Tomball Pregnancy Center.

Salem Lutheran Cross

The Salem Lutheran Church Cross is named in Memory of Ryan Paul Whitaker. It is a beacon of Light on West FM2920.

Continue the Legacy of Helping Others

Your support and contributions will help continue the legacy of helping others and building more Crosses to Honor God and Glorify Jesus Christ and The Cross. 

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Contact Us

If you'd like to contact Paula Whitaker about the Foundation, please use this form. Thank you.