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Becas Vallarta - America-Mexico Foundation
Changing Lives Through EducationVer la información en español AQUÍ


To learn more about Becas Vallarta and the America-Mexico Foundation, visit BecasVallarta.com. If you would like to volunteer or make a tax deductible donation, please call Polly Vicars at 011-52-322-223-1371 or Buri Gray at (322) 221-5285, or send an email to becasvallarta(at)gmail.com.

Para ver la información en Español, haz click AQUÍ.
Even though most everyone agrees that education is the key to living a productive and satisfying life and that it should be available to every child, that is not always the case for Puerto Vallarta kids.

Many come from single parent homes, homes with five, six or more children or homes where the breadwinner makes only enough to provide the very basics of life. Those circumstances make it impossible for the children, no matter how bright and eager to learn, to continue their education past the mandated junior high.

That is where Becas Vallarta, A.C. and the America-Mexico Foundation, Inc. come in. Together they have sponsored thousands of young Vallartenses through junior high, high school, university and even medical school.

Becas Vallarta, A.C. is a non-profit, tax-deductible Mexican foundation charged with fund raising and administering the scholarships program for students in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The America-Mexico Foundation, Inc., founded in 1961, is a non-profit USA tax deductible foundation (under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code) that donates all funds raised to finance those scholarships.

These two non-profit organizations have as their only purpose raising funds to provide scholarships for as many Puerto Vallarta students as possible. Working with no office, no telephone, no computers or copiers, these organizations manage to meet the budget of over $100,000 USD each year. All of this is done by volunteers - Mexican, Canadian and American - working in harmony to make Puerto Vallarta, and yes the world, a better place by having an educated populace.

To learn more, volunteer or make a tax deductible donation, visit AmericaMexicoFoundation.com or BecasVallarta.com, call Polly Vicars at 011-52-322-223-1371 or Buri Gray at (322) 221-5285, or send an email to becasvallarta(at)gmail.com.

Para ver la información en Español, haz click AQUÍ.

DIF Recognizes the Praiseworthy Work of Becas Vallarta
María Francesca

As part of the city's anniversary celebrations, every year on May 31st, 'Premio Vallarta' awards are given to citizens who have acted for the benefit of the community. This year, an award will be presented to a NGO for the first time, and the winner is... Becas Vallarta!

You, Too, Can Help PV Students With Their Education!
Suzanne Erikson

Don't miss Becas Vallarta's 2015-2016 season finale fundraiser - Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen on April 13th at 10:00 am. Coco, always a magnificent hostess, is planning a great menu, and there will be an array of great prizes for the raffle and exciting silent auction items. Join us!

You Can Help Change Kids' Lives While 'Having a Ball'
Suzanne Erikson

Becas Vallarta is Changing Lives Through Education, and you can help the children of Vallarta go to school while 'having a ball,' at this year's Becas Ball. The evening will be held on March 4 at the Westin Regina and will begin at 6 pm with cocktails provided by the Four Seasons Hotel Punta Mita.

2016 Becas Ball to be Held March 4th at Club Regina
Suzanne Erikson

On March 4, Puerto Vallarta's Who's Who will gather at Club Regina in Marina Vallarta for the 2016 Becas Ball to help raise funds for students with great potential and almost no financial assets. This year's theme is 'Viva Oaxaca' and will feature traditional Oaxacan food and entertainment.

You Can Help Becas Change Lives Through Education
S. Erikson & T. Prill

Over 300 Puerto Vallarta students are becados in the Becas Vallarta program. Most of these students would not be able to attend school without this financial aid. You can help us continue our mission of keeping our children in school by attending these upcoming fun-filled events.

Fun Ways to Support Becas Vallarta Scholarship Program
BanderasNews.com

The first Becas Vallarta Breakfast of the season, at Vitea, was a sold out success. Our next event is the December 16th breakfast at Restaurant La Palapa on beautiful Los Muertos Beach. Festivities will begin at 9:30 am with breakfast, a raffle and a large silent auction.

Season's First Becas Breakfast at Vitea November 18th
S. Erikson & T. Prill

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta students of limited resources. The first event of the 2015-2016 season will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at the beautiful oceanfront bistro, Vitea.

BECAS Vallarta Announces 2015-2016 Breakfast Dates
BecasVallarta.com

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. Becas Vallarta has just released dates and venues for their 2015-2016 fundraising breakfasts, starting with Vitea on November 18.

Last Breakfast of Becas' 2014-2015 Fund Raising Season
Polly G. Vicars

Don't miss Becas Vallarta's 2014-2015 season finale fundraiser - Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen on April 15th at 9:30 am. Coco, always a magnificent hostess, is planning a great menu, and there will be an array of great prizes for the raffle and exciting silent auction items. Join us!

Becas Ball to be Followed by Breakfast at River Café
Polly G. Vicars

The 2015 Becas Ball was a huge success! Next for Becas Vallarta is the March Becas Breakfast at The River Café on Wednesday, March 18, at 9:30 am. This will be a delicious breakfast as only The River Café can provide and time for relaxing with friends, old and new - all for a good cause!

Get Out Your Dancing Shoes and Your Check Book!
Polly G. Vicars

This year's Becas Ball is less than a week away and Becas Vallarta members are hard at work to make this the best one ever. A limited number of tickets are still available for the February 28, 2015 event, but they are going fast, so get yours TODAY!

2015 Becas Ball to be Held February 28 at Club Regina
Polly G. Vicars

The date for this year's Becas Ball is earlier than usual, February 28, a night that promises to be a beautiful moonlit evening by the sea at the Club Regina in the Marina, Puerto Vallarta. The fun begins at 6:00 pm in the garden with the theme 'Casablanca, Morocco.'

Becas Vallarta to Deliver $786,000 in Scholarships
BecasVallarta.com

Becas Vallarta is kicking off the new year with the first delivery of scholarships, which will distribute $786,000 pesos amongst 252 and high school and college students for the first cycle of the 2015 school year. The event will be held on February 7th at Los Mangos Library.

Becas Vallarta December & January Event Schedule
Polly G. Vicars

The first Becas Vallarta Breakfast of the season, at Vitea, was a sold out success. Our next event is the December 17th breakfast at Restaurant La Palapa on beautiful Los Muertos Beach. Festivities will begin at 9:30 am with breakfast, a raffle and a large silent auction.

Season's First BECAS Breakfast at Vitea November 19th
Polly G. Vicars

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. This season's first event will be held on Wednesday, November 19th at the beautiful oceanfront bistro, Vitea. Make plans now to join us!

Becas Vallarta Changing Lives Through Education
Nelly Castellanos López

Becas Vallarta volunteers recently handed out $900,000 pesos in scholarships to middle school, high school and college students at Los Mangos Library. According to the President of the non-profit association, Mariel Fregoso, 409 young people from various institutions were benefited.

Becas Classic Golf Tournament - Don Eastcott Memorial
Polly G. Vicars

The 2014 Becas Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday April 6th. Join us for a game of golf on a great course and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes while helping to secure scholarships for deserving young people in Puerto Vallarta.

Season Ending Becas Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen
Polly G. Vicars

Now that the ball is over, we are planning a fun season finale Becas Breakfast at Coco's Kitchen on April 9, at 9:30 am. Coco, always a magnificent hostess, is planning a great menu, and there will be an array of great prizes for the raffle and exciting silent auction items. Join us!

2014 Becas Ball was THE Social Event of the Season!
Polly G. Vicars

Glamorous ball goers agreed that the 2014 Becas Ball more than lived up to it billing as the 'social event of the season.' Mil Gracias to those who supported the Ball & for helping Becas Vallarta continue to fund the educations of the almost 400 students we're supporting this year.

2014 Becas Ball: Too Much of a Good Thing is Fabulous!
Polly G. Vicars

If you look in my dictionary under 'Fabulous' you will find 'Becas Ball.' Our presidents Mariel and Carlos Fregoso have been working or months to make the March 8 Becas Ball live up to my dictionary entry. There are so many reasons for this, but let me give you just a few...

Becas Vallarta Announces February and March Events
Polly G. Vicars

There are many wonderful events coming up to support Becas Vallarta, including a Becas Breakfast at River Café on February 19th and the Becas Ball at Club Regina on March 8. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss your chance to have a ball, while helping our scholarship students.

Becas First Breakfast of 2014 to be at Daiquiri Dick's
Polly G. Vicars

Becas Vallarta's first breakfast of the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:30 am at Daiquiri Dick's Restuarant on Playa Los Muertos. Tickets are only $150 pesos and must be purchased or reserved in advance with any member of Becas Vallarta.

Los Mangos Hosts Becas Brunch for Vallarta Students
Polly G. Vicars

It is the Christmas Season so, on December 18th Becas Vallarta will give both locals and visitors an opportunity to give and receive at Mangos Beach Club. You'll enjoy a fabulous brunch and some unique entertainment, while helping one of Becas' almost 400 scholarship students.

Season's First BECAS Breakfast at Vitea November 13th
Polly G. Vicars

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. This season's first event will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at the beautiful oceanfront bistro, Vitea. Make plans now to join us!

This Season's Final Becas Breakfast Will be Special!
Polly G. Vicars

The final Becas Breakfast for this season will be at Coco's Kitchen on April 17th. There will be excellent food, great ambiance, a raffle with impressive prizes, and music provided by Los Bambinos - all while helping to fund the educations of PV's under-priveleged young people.

Changing Lives While Having a Ball... Becas Style!
Polly G. Vicars

On March 8th, Puerto Vallarta’s Who’s Who will gather at Club Regina in Marina Vallarta for the 2013 Becas Ball to help raise funds for local students with great potential and almost no financial assets. This year's Ball begins at 7 pm and will have an 'Exotic India' theme.

The River Café to Host February's Becas Breakfast
Polly G. Vicars

On Feb. 13th, The River Cafè, renowned restaurant nestled on the Rio Cuale in the Romantic Zone, will host Becas Vallarta’s 4th breakfast of the season. Friends and supporters look forward to this venue, and Eva and her staff are preparing a mouth-watering menu for the event.

'Exotic India' the Theme for 2013's Becas Ball
Polly G. Vicars

Get set to be dazzled by Becas Vallarta’s fabulous Becas Ball on March 8th, at Club Regina, Patio Los Arcos. Plans are coming to fruition and tickets are moving fast. 'Exotic India' is the theme this year, and the brilliant colors of the sub-continent will be the motif.

Becas 1st Breakfast of 2013 to be at Daiquiri Dick's
Polly G. Vicars

Becas Vallarta's first breakfast of the new year will be this Wednesday, January 16th, at 9:30 am at Daiquiri Dick's. As usual, there will be a fantastic array of prizes you can win in our raffle and some fabulous treasures to be bid on at our silent auction!



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