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About the Donor

The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation envisions a world where all people enjoy equal opportunities to achieve health, purpose and happiness. We make sizable, enabling grants to those adventurous organizations we believe have the ability to propel the world closer to achieving that vision, concentrating on the following two populations:

  • For the people of today: We work to alleviate suffering and to provide educational access and support for all, with special emphasis on those who are most disadvantaged.

  • For the people of tomorrow: Wishing to leave the world better than we found it, or at least no worse, we aim to eliminate the unsustainable use of fossil fuels by fostering the research and development of alternative energy sources, supporting environmental issue comprehension efforts and supporting energy use behavioral modification program.

Ray Noorda is best known as the "Father of Network Computing" and as the late CEO of Novell Technology.

Ray and his wife Tye were both extremely generous individuals who left much of their legacy to the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, now run by several of their children and grandchildren. Ray attended Weber State, focusing on electronics. His children have said that he always had a soft spot for the school where he “got his start.”

The College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology at Weber State University is proud to honor Ray Noorda and his wife Tye by building and naming the Noorda Engineering, Applied Science & Technology Building. 

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VCBO Architecture

Construction

 Big-D Construction