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Fun Ways to Support Becas Vallarta Scholarships

December 10, 2015

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta students of limited resources. The first breakfast of the season, held at Vitea, was a sold out success.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Vitea's Head Waiter, Marco, and his friendly staff were at their best for the first Becas Breakfast of the season, which was a sell out. There was much fun, visiting and renewing friendships.

Local author Gil Gevins kept the guests amused with his wonderful sense of humor during the raffle drawing. Orlando Santamaria, a former Becado, told his heartfelt story of what being supported by Becas did for his life and how it made him realize this opportunity was life changing.

La Palapa Restaurant is the location for the December Becas Breakfast. Your menu choices will be the following: Crepes filled with spinach, mushrooms, eggs with a cheddar cheese sauce; French toast with a topping of almonds and cinnamon with fresh fruit with coconut cream; tea or coffee, and fresh orange juice. Our hope is that you are there to share in the fun and support this very worthy cause.

Please consider joining us for the following upcoming Becas events:

• Breakfast at La Palapa - Wednesday, December 16, $200 pesos per ticket
• Annual Golf Tournament - Saturday, January 16 at Vista Vallarta
• Breakfast at Daiquiri Dick's - Wednesday, January 20, $200 pesos per ticket
• Breakfast at The River Café - Wednesday, February 17, $200 pesos per ticket
• Annual Becas Ball at the Westin Regina - Friday, March 4; information to come
• Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen - Wednesday, April 13, $200 pesos per ticket

Over 300 students are becados in the Becas Vallarta program. Most of these students would not be able to attend school without this financial aid. Many of our former Becados have gone on to become Doctors, lawyers, Engineers, among other careers.

You can help! Your attendance at the Becas Breakfasts helps provide scholarships to Puerto Vallarta students having grades of 9.0 or better. For further information and tickets, you can contact Suzanne Erikson at (322) 221-5599 or Terry Prill at 221-5465, or Mariel or Carlos Fregosa at 221-0789.

This past Saturday, Dec. 5th, the board members of Becas Vallarta hosted the annual Posada for their scholarship recipients. The Christmas Party celebrates the high academic achievements of the Becados. The students enjoyed a hot meal, with plenty of treats from the piñatas, and a performance of Folkloric dancing.

Becas Vallarta A.C. is a nonprofit, tax deductible Mexican foundation charged with fund raising and administering the scholarship program for students in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The America-Mexico Foundation, Inc., founded in 1961, is a nonprofit USA tax deductible foundation—under section 501 (C) (3) of the IRS code—that donates all funds raised to finance these scholarships. To learn more about Becas Vallarta, click HERE or visit If you would like to volunteer or make a tax deductible donation, please send an email to becasvallarta(at)