La Catalina Educational Foundation is a Mexican non-profit organization aiming to raise the educational and economic level of the local people in La Manzanilla, Jalisco.




Check out this video of our computer lab project!


Auction Brings a Boast to Educational Projects

It was another great “Night under the Stars” auction and party, held on February 23rd.  Thanks to the tremendous support of local businesses and individuals who donated items and services and our dedicated staff and volunteers, we raised a record breaking 91,527 pesos between the auction online and the silent auction and party in the plaza!!!


How will these funds be used??? Fifty percent went into finishing the second classroom at La Catalina Foundation (behind the kinder) see photos below.  This included, laying a floor, putting in windows and a door, wiring the classroom, painting the walls, installing lights and fans, and building steps.  This classroom is ready to use and we look forward to opening it up for use after Semana Santa vacation. Twenty-five percent will be presented to the three schools for educational projects, including purchasing didactic material for the classrooms and making facility improvements and the remaining 25% will go towards free educational programs offered through the foundation.

For more info on the event, please click on the following links:

Event photos (kindly taken by Jeanne Harvey) 

List of donors and volunteers

Auction financial report

Photos of auction funds in action!  


Online Auction Now Underway!  

Place your bid now on one of this year’s great online auction items!  Win a stay at the Grand Bay or Blue Bay Resort, a relaxing facial at Spacifico, or a gorgeous original piece of art by one of our talented local artists.  100% of proceeds go towards educational programs in La Manzanilla and the continued construction of the Educational Center.

Click here to check out the many great items in the online auction.  And remember to keep visiting our online auction webpages over the next two weeks as exciting new donation items will be posted as they come in.  Bidding runs from  February 1st -  15th, 2013.


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Find Amazing deals on hotels in the Costa Alegre!

Bid on spectacular works of art!


Fall Newsletter


Check out our fall newsletter for a recap of the summer and to find out what is currently going on with the foundation!  Here's what you'll find in the newsletter:


  • Scholarship Update
  • Summer Camp
  • LCEF Staff
  • New Literacy Project
  • Board Member Wins Prestigious Award     
  • Fall School Supply Drive
  • Computer Lab
  • Thanks to Scholarship Sponsors

  Click here for the full version!



8 Scholarship Candidates Still Await a Sponsor!

Aldo, one of the 8 La Manzanilla student scholarship candidates who still needs a sponsor!It's not too late to sponsor one of these eight great kids from La Manzanilla who are hoping to be awarded a Wings scholarship for the 2012-13 school year.  Help them join the other 24 students in La Manzanilla whose lives are improving through education.  To learn more about our Wings scholarship program, or to find out how you can become a sponsor to one of these very special students, click here.

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