You made this possible!

You made this possible! MEF

MEF donors came through and answered our midyear 2020 Bridging the Digital Divide Campaign appeal. With the donations we received in response to the specific appeal, we were able to purchase altogether 30 laptops thus far, i.e., 17 in Guatemala for 17 university students at our partner FEPMaya and 13 laptops for 13 university students … Read more

Happy Holidays from the Maya Educational Foundation

Happy Holidays MEF

This year, in the midst uncertainty, many of you showed your support and commitment to MEF and some of you decided to step their contributions up even more. We and the program beneficiaries are encouraged and moved by this more than we can express. Perhaps you can see it in the eyes of Lorenzo in Guatemala. … Read more

Vincent Phillips – A friend of MEF


We recently received a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Vincent Phillips from Tacoma, Washington. It will help us to endow a medical scholarship for a Maya student for five years.Thank you, Vincent! Your legacy and care and compassion for the indigenous people in and from Central America live on.We were lucky to have … Read more

Yes, We Care!

Family maya

With the beautiful autumn colors fading away here in New England as we write this, we wish the same were true for the Coronavirus already. 2020 has delivered some hard blows to many of us, personally and professionally. At the Maya Educational Foundation (MEF), we have lost three very close and dear friends this year: … Read more

Supporting Education for Maya Students since 1992

Dear Friends:During these difficult times around the world, we wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and your families. We also wanted to share an update about how our scholarship students are doing, including their participation in COVID-19 prevention efforts, while maintaining their educational pursuits. Most of our students in Guatemala, … Read more

Remembering Robert Laughlin

Robert Laughlin

Honorary board member and long-time MEF friend and supporter Robert Laughlin passed away May 28th, due to complications from the Coronavirus. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Mimi and their children and grandchildren.Bob, a renowned author and anthropologist, was a champion of the Maya people, their languages, and their culture. He was a cofounder … Read more

The Shelton H. Davis Memorial Fund Commemorating a Very Good Man

Ten years ago, we mourned the loss of Shelton Davis, Sandy to his friends and family. His wife Mary and children Rebecca and Peter, during their time of grief, asked us if we could help them establish a fund in his honor. Since Sandy had done anthropological fieldwork in the western highland region of Guatemala, … Read more