Patsi Hendricks

Thank you to those who have donated to RBSF in memory of Patsi Hendricks. She is sadly missed by all who knew her.

Patsi Hendricks passed away this past weekend. 

She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her on Isla Mujeres.

Funeral information at

In spite of the sadness and tears, we all can recall the fun and laughter that made her such a special friend...

Remembering her 32-year career as an educator, a scholarship has been set up in Patsi’s name with the Ron Brown Memorial Fund, providing financial assistance to promising, dedicated Isla Mujeres students in order to further their education and enable them to improve their lifestyle.

Donations may be sent to the following link. (In the “additional information” please leave your name and a note that it is in memory of Patsi Hendricks.)

We do not have everyone’s email, so please feel free to forward this to others.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
Beverly Willard

Steve Broin  

Make a Difference 2019

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

Olivias Restaurant

Rosa Sirena Restaurant and Bar

Gladys Galdamez

Muelle 7 Restaurant

Asia Caribe Restaurant

Madera Food and Art

The Joint Reggae Bar and Grill

Aztlan Galeria

Melodie Deschamps


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.

Make a Difference Fundraiser

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.