POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! The Community Spelling Bee will now be held on Thursday, November 29th, at 6:30 pm at the Mohawk Auditorium. Stay safe and please BEE there on the 29th!

Learn more here.

IMG_1727This is THE major fundraiser for our mini-grant program! We are looking for both sponsors and team members; as well as additional raffle and silent auction items. Please call the office at 413-625-2555 or email us at marylyonfoundation@gmail.com if you’d like to help!

Sponsorship form here. Raffle and silent auction form here.

The Mary Lyon Foundation is inspired by and takes its name from western Massachusetts native, Mary Lyon—a 19th century pioneer in women’s education and advocate for opportunity and quality education for all.

It is with great pride that the organization recently celebrated its 28th year of providing educational programs, events, and services to the hilltown communities. We will continue to identify the needs of our schools, and actively find ways to create and fund programs to assist in those needs.

The Mary Lyon Foundation Inc. was established in 1990 and incorporated on March 8, 1991. It is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting all aspects of quality education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

Please consider including the Mary Lyon Foundation in your estate plans. Contact us here.