Mary Lyon Society

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When Mary Lyon wrote her last will and testament in 1846, she remembered her family, friends, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Over a century later, alumnae and friends of the College continue to invest in Mount Holyoke’s mission through their bequests and estate gifts.

The Mary Lyon Society—founded in 1974—honors those who have named the College as the beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, or have established a life income gift with the College. Like Mount Holyoke’s founder, Mary Lyon Society members believe that the world needs educated and inspiring women leaders.

Join the more than 1,500 Mary Lyon Society members who help Mount Holyoke prepare tomorrow's leaders to face the future with confidence.

Click here to see Mary Lyon's Will.

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