Huge thanks again to our very special Calgary donor for his generous donation
Hosted again by Curtis and Ashley Blogin in the beautiful setting of Villa la Bella, Make a Difference 2019 was a huge success with over $10,000CND added to the funds coffers. Curtis and Ashley provided the 1st drink for free to each of the patrons. Willy Chacon on guitar, Milton Vidal on sax and piano and Aimee Maldon on vocals donated their time and talent to providing some exceptional entertainment. Further entertainment was provide by MC Kevin Graham as he kept the party light and fun. Richard Lock gave a brief overview of Ron Brown and how RBSF is administered. Richard and Karen Lock provided and served pizza to everyone. Students Sofia Requena Canche. Leysi Medrano, Mirna Montavo, Shaunny Figueroa and Samantha Ortega were on hand to meet the donors answer any questions. Alison Sawyer Current was available to sign copies of her new book, The Dog Lady of Mexico. The evening was enjoyed by all.
Special thanks to all the local businesses who donated:
Mr. Opal Jewelry
Capitan Dulche Beach Club and Restaurant
Rosa Sirena Restaurant and Bar
Muelle 7 Restaurant
Asia Caribe Restaurant
Madera Food and Art
The Joint Reggae Bar and Grill
Thank you, Harriet Lowe, for the fund raiser idea and for all your help in planning and working the event. Thank you to volunteers; Sue Lo. Richard Lowe, Day Gray, Jackie and Michael Feldman, Kevin Graham and Kim Hart.
Thank you to Kyla Nickurak of Lock Search Group for her behind the scenes administration of the web site, social media and planning. An invaluable member of the RBSF team.
Heartfelt thank you to all who attended in support of RBSF and the students of Isla Mujeres. If you missed the opportunity to attend this amazing event but would still like to donate, please do so using the donate button on this website.
A new beneficiary of the Ron Brown Scholarship Fund, is Samantha Ortega Mendoza. She is studying to be a teacher. Welcome Samantha.
Save the date for our second year to support Make a Difference. The fundraiser is happening March 14, 2019, at Villa La Bella on Isla Mujeres. Stay tuned for more information.
RBSF is pleased to welcome, Sara Orozco Dzib, to our roster of students. She is the 19th recipient to join the program. Recommended by student councillor, Cristina Salas, Sara is studying nursing and you can learn more about her and her family in her essay posted under the recipients section.
Our very loyal Calgary anonymous supporter has again donated a very generous sum. Thank you for your continuing belief in the students and in RBSF!
Thank you to an anonymous donor from Calgary once again for the extremely generous donation.
RBSF is proud to introduce the newest student Mirna Guadalupe Montalvo Dzib.
Learn More about Mirna on our recpients page!
Thanks to all who attended, the Make a Difference fund raiser for the Ron Brown Scholarship Fund held on Isla Mujeres, March 13, was a huge success. With gratitude to Curtis and Ashley Blogin, owners of Villa la Bella, more than 100 guests gathered on a beautiful evening making it the perfect venue for the event. Seven of RBSF students were able to attend and meet the guests. They included Rosely Gonzalez Gomez, a graduate now working as a Veterinarian; Margarita Matu Cupul, also a graduate who has her own business in graphic design; Maranatha Barbudo, graduate in Psychology; Goretti Gammal Vega, graduate in Dentistry; Nadia Escalante, graduated and a teacher, Leysi Madrano Nejera, studying Linguistics: Rene Romano Silva, also studying Linguistics: Jose Barbudo Noh, studying Nutrition. It was heartwarming for guests to have an opportunity to meet these young people and celebrate their success. Everyone enjoyed the talented Jeff Current and his music. Richard Lock did a great job as MC. Thank you to the many volunteers that made the evening such a success including Kyla Nickurak for all social media and graphics work and Harriet Lowe for all her input, help and editing.
Over $10,000.00 was raised. Stay tuned for news of Make A Difference 2019.
Thank you, Sue Lo, for your donation. We know how much the island kids mean to you and we are grateful for your continuing support.
Sharon Raycroft and Geoff Wilcox. Your generous donations are very appreciated. Thank you for all your support and help.
Thank you Lorna Johnson, Ron’s sister, for your donation in memory of Ron.
The Ron Brown Scholarship Fund is pleased to welcome a new student Leysi Paola Madrano Nejera
For more info and photos please visit "Recipients".
Jorge Elohin Mex Menses graduates in July with a degree in Civil Engineering. We are very proud of this brilliant young man and will follow him with updates on the wonderful career that awaits him.
The semester results from our students are trickling in. We have received results from Jorge and Shaunny. Both are in the top of the class!
Also, Maria Jose Cruz Tun as been awarded a scholarship to study in Mexico at UNAM for a semester, a huge privilege and well earned.
Many thanks to Neil and Abby Fox for your donation. Your continued support is very appreciated.
Our anonymous donor in Calgary has sent a very generous donation. The RBSF team and the students are very grateful. Thank you.