The Little Saint Nick Foundation (LSNF) was founded in 2004 by Raymond Mohler Jr. (Ray) at age six. Ray had a scary hospital experience as a child but was able to leave the hospital after one day. Feeling fortunate that he did not have a life-threatening nor permanent disease, but rather one that is treatable and fully recoverable, Ray decided he needed to give back to the kids whom he left behind at the hospital who were not as fortunate as he was. Ray’s mission – even at his young age – was to help relieve the fear, anxiety and isolation experienced by children related to a child’s hospital visit. Ray’s birthday is Christmas Eve, which has been the driving force of empowering the giving spirit every day of the year.
Over the past 19 years, Raymond Mohler Jr. (Ray) has become a well-respected youth philanthropist. Ray grew up in Lynbrook, NY where the Little Saint Nick Foundation (LSNF) was founded when Ray was just six years old. Ray and LSNF have developed many anxiety-relief programs in conjunction with pediatric hospitals and has successfully changed how kids experience their hospital visits, serving over two million kids and counting. Ray has had the honor while growing up of being named a Prudential Spirit of Community National Honoree, Featured on Nickelodeon’s the H.A.L.O Effect, and ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Ray graduated from the University of Tampa in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, while also being named the Dr. Alan Weimer Entrepreneurship Student of the Year. In 2023, Ray was honored at the University of Tampa’s Alumni Awards and was named the Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Ray’s goal is to scale the LSNF mission to all 50 states and internationally while maintaining that local feel of kids helping kids.