A student-driven, multi-disciplinary team, with the supervision of the Director of the Center for Venture Research, manages the Rines Angel Fund program.Mel’s wife, Mary Jo Marcy Rines, graduated from Skidmore College in 1953. A professional artist, she exhibited her work nationally. Mary Jo was a director and past president of the New England Watercolor Society, a member of the Board of Overseers at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Community Advisory Board of the WGBH public television station in Boston. Mel and Mary Jo received the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy in 2007. Mary Jo passed away in 2011.