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Mary Lyon Foundation Updates

Together Let’s Achieve A Brighter Future

Our Campaign for Student Success invites us to invest in the most pressing needs facing our students, families, and educators. By working together, we can ensure that all students in western Franklin County have the resources to learn, succeed, and thrive! Through generous donations, we are confronting the issues of hunger, emotional and physical health, and pervasive poverty that negatively affect the students and families of our community.  

Our Campaign for Student Success has raised $2,827,668 of our $5 million goal! Our community’s overwhelming support and generosity give the Mary Lyon Foundation the necessary resources to continue serving our community’s families, students, and educators.  Our students and families can access before and after-school care, health and wellness services, food assistance, and more.  

We would also like to express immense gratitude to our partner, the United Way for Franklin, and Hampshire Counties, for their continued dedication to supporting our mission.  

Special thanks to our volunteers, who are the lifeline of our programming at the Mary Lyon Foundation.  We are grateful for all you do to support our programs.   

As we enter a new year, we ask again for your continued generosity. Please make your gift online by visiting our website at, where we accept MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal. If you’re interested in making a multi-year pledge, don’t hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Kristen Tillona-Baker, at [email protected] or (413) 625-2555.  

If you’d like to support us via check, please send your check made payable to the Mary Lyon Foundation and mail to: 

Mary Lyon Foundation 

PO Box 184 

Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 


Save The Date 

Campaign Launch Party at Crazy Horse Bar at Berkshire East on May 5, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come celebrate our Campaign for Student Success, listen to live music, and enjoy delicious food and drink. 

Use the QR Code below to register for our event, or visit our website at