Ruby’s Rainbow: Making Dreams come TRUE


By donating to Ruby’s Rainbow, you are helping students with Down syndrome go for their dreams of higher education and independence!

When Melinda Lindner released her recording of “Over the Rainbow” in April 2021, she knew she wanted to do something to support an extra special community – so she decided to raise funds for Ruby’s Rainbow, a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to students with Down syndrome to help them achieve their dreams of higher education and independence!

When you donate to Ruby’s Rainbow, purchase your download of “Over the Rainbow” or add the song to your playlist on your music streaming service of choice, you’re giving the gift of a dream.

Click the image to listen to, purchase and download the song, or add it to your playlist on your music streaming service of choice (Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, etc.)!

Along with your donation through this site, all proceeds from the song will go to Ruby’s Rainbow to further their mission of granting post-secondary scholarships to students with Down syndrome and spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness!

A brand-new crew of Rockin’ Recipients will be announced in Summer 2021 – click here to check out current and past Rockin’ Recipients to learn more about the students your gift will be supporting!

And be sure to check out this video to learn more about the impact Ruby’s Rainbow has had on one Rockin’ Recipient named Jeremy!

More About Ruby’s Rainbow

Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was born with an unexpected extra 21st chromosome. Finding out she had Down syndrome did not change her family’s expectations for her future, and they vowed to give her every opportunity they could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community. Through these expectations came the desire to help others “rockin’ that extra chromosome” on their journey toward higher education and independence.

The goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness!

Learn more about Ruby’s Rainbow at!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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