magnificent-seven-posterWelcome to the Mary Lyon Foundation’s three season NEA Big Read! Save the dates for our day-long kick-off on Saturday, October 15th at GCC, followed by Mariachi and a screening of the 1960 film, “The Magnificent Seven” on Friday, October 21st at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. One of our Big Read partners, Holyoke Community College, is offering five films on Latino culture/contemporary issues from September 28th to October 26th. See the FULL SCHEDULE of upcoming events here.

imageSAVE THE DATE for the amazing, fun, zany, ever-popular annual SPELLING BEE! November 10, 2016 at Mohawk Trail Regional High School. More details coming soon. If you’d like to be on a team or sponsor a team, call 413-625-2555 or email us at marylonfoundation@gmail.com.

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 celebrates it’s 25th 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.