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Mary Lynn Sabourin

Director of Philanthropy


Mary and her family have lived in the hill towns for the past 26 years. As Director of Philanthropy for the Franklin Land Trust, Mary has been with the organization for the past fifteen years.

Prior to joining FLT Mary was a small business owner operating a computer-technology consulting and web design company. Previously she managed a woman’s clothing store for a national retailer. She was a buyer for a regional department store chain and ran a successful boutique in the valley before moving to our hills, which she so loves.

Active in her community and in the region,  Mary served 20 years in municipal service. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Mary serves on the Board of Women in Philanthropy, and as a Board Member for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association.

Mary has been recognized throughout the area for her efforts as a top fund-raising professional in the Valley Gives Campaign. She has been a guest presenter and has appeared on television and print media in her work at the FLT. Her skills in philanthropy, donor development, community events and branding of the FLT earn her top marks among her peers and community leaders.

Her co-development, branding and staging of the D2R2 cycling event bring international interest and attention to our region and conserved lands while uniquely telling the Franklin Land Trust story of a balanced, community-based approach to land and resource management. 


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