About Us

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) is a nonprofit with a mission of making kindness the norm.

The foundation achieves this by inspiring and facilitating kindness through free resources focusing on schools, workplaces and home/communities.

Why we do what we do:

  • To inspire acts of kindness. We believe kindness can have a positive impact on individuals and society as a whole.
  • To improve mental health and well-being. Research has shown that performing acts of kindness can have a positive impact on mental health. By performing acts of kindness, one can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
  • To foster community connections. The RAK Foundation believes that communities can grow when connections are created and strengthened through kindness. People have a stronger sense of belonging and social cohesion when they are connected through kindness.
  • To provide opportunities for service. We believe that serving others through random acts of kindness can be a powerful way to cultivate feelings of empathy and compassion. Offering resources that encourage people to serve others promotes a sense of selflessness and responsibility.
  • To create a ripple effect. We know that every small act of kindness can have a ripple effect, inspiring others to be kind.
  • To create a sense of belonging. The foundation believes that we can help people feel more connected to their community and promote a sense of belonging through our three areas of focus.
  • To inspire change. We believe every act of kindness has the potential to inspire positive change in the world.
The Kindness Paradigm

We follow a simple framework for everything we do: Inspire, Empower, Act, Reflect and Share.

Meet the Team

Gary Dixon
Gary Dixon

Gary has a master’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s in broadcasting from Texas Tech University. He serves on the National Board of Directors for the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University and on the Alumni Board of BYU. He lives in Denver with his wife Susan and their family.

Brooke Jones
Brooke Jones
Vice President

Brooke wants to live in a world where people choose kindness over violence, compassion over cruelty, and action over indifference. She studied in Paris and holds a degree in art history. She also holds certifications in Applied Positive Psychology and Brene Brown’s work, The Daring Way. She delivered a TEDx talk in 2017 where she shared her personal journey with mental illness. Outside of her time creating written content for the Foundation, she enjoys fiber crafting, creative writing and helping spread kindness in her local community with her teenage daughter. Brooke is in the process of writing a book for parents to help support them in creating and maintaining healthy and fulfilling relationships with their children.

Rachelle Stubby
Rachelle Stubby
Director of Digital Strategy

Rachelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in Psychology. An avid life long learner, she holds the following certificates: Dare to Lead, Love & Logic, and a Nanodegree in Digital Strategy. She is an active member of Friends of Red Rocks, a local non-profit that provides stewardship to the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Rachelle is a proud mom of a high spirited 6-year-old and a feisty but sweet 2-year-old, and has an amazing human being as a partner. When not working, they enjoy hiking, biking, and anything outdoors. In 2023, Rachelle will complete her Master Gardener Certification.

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