Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


Kay Bernon '74

Kay Bernon (left), a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Babson, and her husband, Peter Bernon ’73, opened their Nantucket, Mass., home in August to nearly 200 guests for a benefit for Berkshire Hills Music Academy, of which Kay is a co-founder. The event, co-hosted by their daughter-in-law, Ashley Bernon ’00 (right), and sponsored by Chanel Fine Jewelry, showcased performances by students and raised funds for the capital campaign for the Bernon Music Center, due to open in 2017 on the school’s South Hadley campus. The postsecondary school serves students 18 and older with intellectual disabilities such as autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. The school uses music to nurture students’ talents while helping them gain skills for independence.