Today we remember Jean Entine, former UFE board member, longtime donor, and co-founder of the Boston Women’s Fund. Jean dedicated most of her life to working in the nonprofit sector and fighting for social justice causes. Her commitment to a fair economy and her generous financial support helped sustain our work over the years.
Jean’s family has asked us to share that there will be a memorial service held on Saturday, October 29 at 2pm ET in Cambridge, MA. The service will include time for sharing stories and memories about Jean’s life, and her legacy as a community leader, activist, advocate, ally, dear friend, mother and grandmother. There will also be a virtual option. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: https://jeanentinememorial.rsvpify.com
Our executive director, Jeannette Huezo, shares: “I am deeply saddened to lose a true white ally and friend from long before my time at UFE. I met Jean when I was working for a welfare rights organization. I remember her passion and commitment to opening spaces to emerging leaders, especially women of color, and I was so privileged to be one of those women. Later, she accepted an invitation to join the UFE board and her contribution was immense. It is definitely a big loss in the fight for gender, racial and economic justice. Jean Entine PRESENTE!”
Jean’s leadership, friendship, joy for life, and the sparkle in her eye will be missed by all of us. You can read more about Jean’s life and impact in her Boston Globe obituary here: