John Collins served as a volunteer English teacher at the middle schools in La Manznailla and in the nearby village of Rebalsito. He was passionate about working with the students and giving them the opportunity to learn English. His students were very fond of him.
John was known for his passion to serve others, his dedication to the pursuit of education, and his love for the outdoors. Before volunteering in La Manzanilla and Rebalsito, John and his wife Katharine were active volunteers in Comala, Mexico.
John was originally from Seattle, Washington. He finished his B.A. at Stanford University in 1964, served in the U.S. Peace Corps, then returned to school, completing his Ph.D. in 1974 at Johns Hopkins University.
John passed away on August 6th, 2014 in Seattle, following a brief illness. He will truly be missed by the many, many, people whose lives he touched!
We have a lot of new worthy scholarship candidates for the upcoming school year! Please check out the link lacatalinafoundation.com/candidates-wings-scholarships to see if you would like to support one of these students!
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‘A Night Under the Stars’ auction & party will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 and is guaranteed to be a great night! It will include not only a silent auction but also a delicious Mexican buffet and a show featuring local talent, folkloric dancers, live music and our LCF kids performing. For photos of last year's event please see our facebook page.
The revenue generated from the online auction and the live event are distributed back to the community in three ways:
We are reliant on donations and volunteers to make this fundraiser a success. If you’re interested in donating or volunteering contact us!
Thank you to all of our supports who attended or volunteered at Fashion by the Bay event, which was held Friday, January 10th at Chantli Mare Restaurant in Boca de Iguana. This event was a smashing success! 21, 961 pesos were raised for our new computer classroom. With these funds, we will be able to install internet and pay our lab teacher to give additional classes to kids, youth and adults to give them an advantage for their future.
Below is a breakdown of the amount raised:
Raffle Proceeds: 7400 pesos
Event Proceeds: 14561 pesos
Total Raised (Raffle & Event): 21,961Pesos
Thank you to the following individuals and businesses who helped to make this event such a success:
AniMac; Brenda & Ron; Café Calypo; Carolina & Cate; Chef Greg; Chantli Mare Restaurant; Consuelo; David &Debbie; Emily; Gabriela & Pablo; Gardenia; Helping Hands Bookstore; Ibett & Roberto; Isaura; Jacqueline; Jeanne; Jocelyn Estefania; Joy; Julie & Victor; June; Kay; La Manzanilla Art Gallery; Leia; Linda & Claude; Lora Loka; Lorena; Misifus Boutique; Nancy; Nena; Octavio; Olga; Pedro; Sarahi & family;Valentin & Ester; Wings Scholarship Students; Yadira and to all the others who supported this event!!!