IINE recently learned of the death of a longtime supporter, Ms. Emily Hood. She served as a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Boston in the 1980s and early 1990s.
A resident of the Boston area, Ms. Hood had a long career as a professional office administrator. By all accounts, she was devoted to her community and was determined to use her skills and influence to help others. In addition to IINE, Ms. Hood served as a supporter and champion for several mission-driven organizations including: her alma mater, Wheaton College; the Trinity Education for Excellence Program (a program of Trinity Church in Boston); and the Boston Museum of Science.
IIB Board member Rosamond Allen remembered Ms. Hood as an active and invested member of the IIB community, commenting on “her dedication to education, and a life of service including her unwavering support to IINE.”
We remember Ms. Hood with gratitude for her generosity. She is shown in the photo above (top right) admiring the musical instruments used by IIB students at a cultural event in 1988.
To read more about her life and legacy, click here.