Wednesday, December 01, 2021

New Endowment Carries On Mary Jo Bayer Legacy

Mary Jo Bayer

The family and friends of the late Mary Jo Bayer of Forest Lake have established a new memorial endowment in her memory at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The Mary Jo Bayer Memorial Embrace Inclusion Endowment is intended to help support organizations in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties that work to make jobs and careers accessible for people with disabilities. This continues Mary Jo’s tradition of caring that she exhibited throughout her life. She always strove to achieve social justice and peace in her community and as a special education teacher she worked to draw out the greatest potential in all her students. She was a youth minister in her church and led youth groups and confirmation classes. She was also very proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. In addition, she was also involved in various community food programs in northeastern Pennsylvania. This new endowment will carry on Mary Jo’s legacy of commitment to her community and to serve those individuals who need a little extra support. Contributions in her memory are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at

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