C1555_R190_bg-content-welcomemat1Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the tax-exempt code, and headquartered in Summerland Key Florida.  The mission of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is to honor Jose’s legacy by making fishing dreams come true for those who face life-impacting challenges.

“The Spanish Fly Spirit lives in all of us.”


Post Irma Projects

Things have changed down here in the Florida Keys.  Some things for the better, and a lot for the worse.  Housing is expensive here in the Keys, and the tornados that followed the hurricane hammered some of the more affordable areas to live.  Many people have moved, many are without homes; some are still living […]

Krissy Reflects on Fish For Jose 2018

Hurricanes. Living in the Keys, I always knew this was a part of my reality. But, I had escaped a real pounding from this particular part of Mother Nature for my whole life. That ended September 10. My family and I made out better than most, and worse than some after Hurricane Irma. My husband Dave […]

#FishForJose 2018 is almost here, get your tickets now!

Fish For Jose (#FishForJose) 2018 takes place January 26 – 28. Click here to get your tickets before they’re gone! Fish For Jose originated as a social media movement calling on all those who loved and watched Spanish Fly over the years to celebrate the life of Jose Wejebe on his birthday, January 18th, and do […]

Thank you #FishForJose 2018 Sponsors!

What began in 2015 as a small celebration of the life of Jose Wejebe on his birthday, has become one of the Foundation’s most important annual events: Fish For Jose. Now a three-day celebration, #FishForJose brings family, friends, colleagues and the Spanish Fly community together for good company, music, food, drinks and most importantly, to […]

Inshore, offshore and a dose of Vitamin Sea

Like anyone coming to the Florida Keys, it’s a vacation that you will never forget. With every planning of our Foundation trips, we strive to make it something that will boost spirits and make memories that will last a lifetime. While it is incredibility exciting for the kids, it means a lot to the whole family. […]

Back to the Keys with a special first Wesley House trip

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since my father’s passing. In those five years, his Foundation has partnered with Make A Wish, the Outdoor Dream Foundation, and the VA Hospital of Miami. Like Jose, we are always looking for new relationships to broaden the diversity of individuals while still staying true to what […]