Mita Brain Center in Honor of Robyn

$761 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 1 month
Sherri Tyler
on behalf of Ellen Weber
 ROCHESTER, NY
Exciting Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship will be offered yearly to keep alive Robyn's work at Mita Brain Center! Robyn looked at hopeless problems with brain-based possibilities-- especially for those often left behind.

Dr. Robyn McMaster
left us on July 7, and we miss her presence in our lives every day. Those who knew Robyn remember her dearly as fun, funny, caring, kind, and loving. If you crossed Robyn's path, you walked away smiling -- energized, inspired, and knowing you had a true encourager cheering you on to success as you found and fulfilled your purposes on this Earth. Robyn believed that love helps people find and follow their call, and all those who knew her -- whether for minutes or for a lifetime -- felt genuinely gifted with love, kindness, and support.

Twenty years ago, Robyn started supporting and working with Dr. Ellen Weber and the Mita International Brain Center. Robyn was passionate about the ways brain research was making a real difference in educational resources and changing lives as teachers and students learn to use brain-based approaches in novel ways that engage students' individual interests and abilities. Robyn's passion to help all children learn and fall in love with the process of learning fueled her spirited work with the Mita International Brain Center.

Robyn and Ellen worked together for more than two decades. Their extraordinary friendship and dynamic work have had a local and international influence on brain research and brain-based educational practices that will affect teaching and learning for decades.  

Robyn loved and supported teachers as architects of our future, appreciating their hard work and devotion to our children. In recent years, she merged her work with the Mita International Brain Center with her support for Teacher-Authors who create resources to help students around the world with their original educational resources, designed for teachers by teachers to help all students learn and reach their fullest potential. Teacher-Authors who knew and loved Robyn cannot imagine a more beautiful way to honor her life and her life's work -- and make sure her work goes on -- than raising funds in honor of Robyn for the Mita International Brain Center.

100% of funds collected will go to Dr. Ellen Weber and the Mita International Brain Center to carry forward Robyn's beloved work and passion. Your donation will help Ellen and the Mita International Brain Center continue to train progressive teacher-leaders and provide brain-based resources, approaches, activities, lessons, assessments, and curriculum units to students and teachers across the globe. Every dollar makes a difference!

Thank you for helping us honor Robyn and continue her life-changing work and her legacy! 
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Thank you to all who have donated, we're well on our way to creating a Mita Brain Center scholarship fund in Robyn's honor.

Ellen says: While this fund came as a complete surprise to me, and is the result of treasured and generous visionaries deeply valued by Robyn, I've grown daily more excited about the scholarship possibilities that will be given now to help those Robyn often helped. There are no words to shout THANKS well enough to those who made these scholarship a reality. Can't you hear Robyn shouting her own thanks back from heaven? I will be keeping you updated on who specifically received scholarships to be supported by brain based approaches and materials yearly. Send me suggestions! Not all the details are worked out yet for the first scholarship awards, but I can say it likely includes a highly valued teenage group that has met with difficult situations in their short lives. At one time, Robyn and I dreamed of opening a brain based school for these kids - and it looks like her precious legacy will reach groups of disadvantaged kids she deeply cared about. Also, thanks to another gracious leader who just donated $100 Canadian funds which does not show here, but is already set aside to be added to this scholarship pool as $76.82 US funds. We'll all have the honor of watching opportunities extend to teens who too often get left behind, inspired by the life of a leader who loved, cared and gave -- as each one here has done in every kind offering given! Humbled beyond words that I too can still be a small part of Robyn's life-changing legacy.
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Ellen Weber
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While this fund came as a complete surprise to me, and is the result of treasured and generous visionaries deeply valued by Robyn, I've grown daily more excited about the scholarship possibilities that will be given now to help those Robyn often helped. There are no words to shout THANKS well enough to those who made these scholarship a reality. Can't you hear Robyn shouting her own thanks back from heaven? I will be keeping you updated on who specifically received scholarships to be supported by brain based approaches and materials yearly. Send me suggestions! Not all the details are worked out yet for the first scholarship awards, but I can say it likely includes a highly valued teenage group that has met with difficult situations in their short lives. At one time, Robyn and I dreamed of opening a brain based school for these kids - and it looks like her precious legacy will reach groups of disadvantaged kids she deeply cared about. Also, thanks to another gracious leader who just donated $100 Canadian funds which does not show here, but is already set aside to be added to this scholarship pool as $76.82 US funds. We'll all have the honor of watching opportunities extend to teens who too often get left behind, inspired by the life of a leader who loved, cared and gave -- as each one here has done in every kind offering given! Humbled beyond words that I too can still be a small part of Robyn's life-changing legacy. Stay blessed! Ellen

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$761 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 1 month
Created January 25, 2017
Sherri Tyler  
on behalf of Ellen Weber
$15
Kimberly Patrick
18 days ago

Lovely tribute!

$100
Nancy Smyth
20 days ago

Robin was an inspiration to us all. I am so glad this is being done in her name.

KO
$25
Karry O'Connor
1 month ago

I think about Robyn often, she was a truly wonderful and kind person. Prayers to her family, friends, and Ellen :)

KO
$25
Karry O'Connor
1 month ago

I think about Robyn often, she was a truly wonderful and kind person. Prayers to her family, friends, and Ellen :)

DD
$100
Dan Dykens
1 month ago
$76
Anonymous
1 month ago(Offline Donation)
TJ
$25
Tricia Johnson
1 month ago

What a beautiful cause co-started by an incredible leader. This gift is in your honor Robyn.

KJ
$50
Karen Jones
1 month ago
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In honor of Robyn and her tireless work helping children.

DA
$50
Darlene Anne
1 month ago
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Although I never met Robyn, I believe in the importance of her work. I'm so happy to support Robyn's legacy. <3

$50
Anne Gardner
1 month ago
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In memory of an inspirational and truly unforgettable lady . . .

Ellen Weber
1 month ago

While this fund came as a complete surprise to me, and is the result of treasured and generous visionaries deeply valued by Robyn, I've grown daily more excited about the scholarship possibilities that will be given now to help those Robyn often helped. There are no words to shout THANKS well enough to those who made these scholarship a reality. Can't you hear Robyn shouting her own thanks back from heaven? I will be keeping you updated on who specifically received scholarships to be supported by brain based approaches and materials yearly. Send me suggestions! Not all the details are worked out yet for the first scholarship awards, but I can say it likely includes a highly valued teenage group that has met with difficult situations in their short lives. At one time, Robyn and I dreamed of opening a brain based school for these kids - and it looks like her precious legacy will reach groups of disadvantaged kids she deeply cared about. Also, thanks to another gracious leader who just donated $100 Canadian funds which does not show here, but is already set aside to be added to this scholarship pool as $76.82 US funds. We'll all have the honor of watching opportunities extend to teens who too often get left behind, inspired by the life of a leader who loved, cared and gave -- as each one here has done in every kind offering given! Humbled beyond words that I too can still be a small part of Robyn's life-changing legacy. Stay blessed! Ellen

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