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MTRS Senior Capstone Project

The Mary Lyon Foundation is proud to assist students by providing financial support to complete educational projects. The MTRS Senior Capstone is a long-term independent project that all seniors are required to complete before graduation. Students choose from an array of disciplines to design their projects, perform in-depth research, and set realistic goals to make…

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Mary Lyon Foundation News

Mary Lyon Spearheads the Development of a College and Career Readiness Center at Mohawk Trail Regional Schools   The Foundation is delighted to confirm that we recently received $30,000 in grant funding from the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation, which will be used to establish a Career and College Counseling Center in the high school library.  The…

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Mary Lyon Foundation & MTRDS Partner on Literacy Program

When Kristen Tillona-Baker took the reins at Mary Lyon Foundation one year ago, she knew that collaborating with the Mohawk Trail Regional School District (MTRSD) would be essential for success. After all, educators are integrally connected to the day-to-day wellbeing of students in our region. After contacting the school district, Kirsten found a kindred spirit…

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Board Spotlight: Laurie Benoit

Laurie Benoit has been involved with higher education philanthropy for the entirety of her career. She was drawn to fundraising because of her strong desire to make a difference in the lives of students, families, and educators. More specifically, Laurie always had a desire to give back and contribute in a meaningful way in the…

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Board Spotlight: Meet Karen Fairbrother!

Karen has been an integral part of the Mary Lyon Foundation for over a decade. In addition to serving as a general Board member, she has guided the Foundation as both board treasurer and assistant treasurer. A woman of many talents and of great intelligence, Karen held various roles throughout her career, both before and…

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Affiliate interview: Alia Woofenden

Friends of the Foundation: Alia Woofenden | Alia Woofenden is a versatile leader who is deeply invested in the growth and prosperity of local students. As the Liaison for Community Engagement and Enrichment Programs for the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, she organizes and executes programs for students such as vacation camp during the February and April school breaks, a district enrichment program for students in grades three to six, the Summer Explorers Program and Camp…

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MTRS Senior Capstone Projects

MTRS Senior Capstone Projects

assists students MTRS Senior Capstone Projects The Mary Lyon Foundation assists those students who have needs for educational projects. If you are a student who would like assistance with your capstone project, please fill out a form. Application Form Complete Applications are Due: Friday, September 23,2022. At MTRS, the theme of senior year is PRAXIS: the…

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Literacy Program

Literacy Program

families in need Literacy Program Summary: Our Literacy Fund provides books to all pre-K children in the area whose families indicate they could use assistance. We also sponsor literacy activities for all grades and provide honoraria for guest authors. Our goal for the Literacy Program is to motivate home reading and help facilitate better academic…

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Student Resources

Student Resources

Harper & Paulyne Gerry Student Assistance Over the past 30 years, the Foundation’s reach and scope of services have grown steadily in response to the community’s ever-increasing needs. Our efforts supported by our schools and throughout our community are based on the understanding that children cannot learn if they are cold or hungry or cannot…

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