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Farewell to IINE’s Friend and Leadership Council Member Wayne Chen

  March 6, 2024

We were saddened to learn that Wayne Chen passed away on March 5, 2024. His family surrounded him in love and comfort during his final days at home.   

After attending an IINE Suitcase Stories event in Weston, MA, Wayne Chen became a dedicated volunteer and cherished member of the IINE team.  Never missing live Suitcase Stories showcases, the annual Golden Door Award Gala, and International Women’s Day events, Wayne was knit into the fabric of all we do at IINE. He was passionate about our work, and we were the grateful recipients of his many talents and selfless dedication. 

Wayne was an active member of the Leadership Council at IINE, a dedicated English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor, a voluntary photographer at events, and often offered support to the Advancement team, preparing important documents for much-needed grants. Wayne and his partner Randi generously donated to IINE’s Refugee Resettlement and ESOL program.  He worked closely with our Lowell office, and most recently volunteered as a guest speaker in our workshops for refugee youth. 

We will miss Wayne and his warm, caring spirit and will continue to celebrate his contributions to IINE for years to come. 


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