Hildegarde E. Mahoney
Hildegarde (Hillie) Mahoney is co-founder and co-chair of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute, a trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and serves on the board of the Dana Foundation. She is a former director of the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences at the University of Pennsylvania and The Neurosciences Institute. Mahoney is a life trustee of the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of America and serves on the Honorary Board of the Boys’ Club of New York, where she was president from 1976-1980. In 1982, Mahoney was awarded the Bronze Keystone Award from the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of America and received the Woman of Distinction Award from Birmingham Southern College that same year. She was honored by the American Ireland Fund in 2005 for her many contributions to the community, and in May 2015, she was a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mahoney was executive producer of a documentary titled Journey Interrupted and published a memoir under the same title about her family’s experiences during World War II.