The Community House Adds Two Board Members

Mallory Kallabat
Mallory Kallabat // Photo courtesy of The Community House

The Community House, a nonprofit in Birmingham, has appointed two Birmingham residents to its boards of directors.

Joe Valentine and Mallory Kallabat will each serve a three-year term with the opportunity to serve a second term of the same length. They will support the mission of The Community House, provide leadership, and aid fundraising efforts.

“We proudly welcome these new members to our board of directors,” says William D. Seklar, officer, president, and CEO of The Community House and The Community House Foundation. “Their passion for The Community House and its mission was evident during our selection process. We are fortunate and grateful to have them join our incredibly talented and dedicated board of directors.”

Founded in 1923, The Community House has been a home to thousands of residents, dozens of charities, hundreds of classes, and thousands of events. The nonprofit looks to be a destination for personal, professional, and recreational pursuits in southeast Michigan.

Valentine, former Birmingham City Manager has been a resident since 2003 and is a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club.

He said he looks forward to the opportunity to support the community in this role.

“I strongly support the mission of The Community House and the opportunity to bring a value set that is supportive, inclusive, and dedicated to the success of the board through ethical and professional involvement,” says Valentine.

Kallabat is a senior attorney with Clark Hill in Birmingham, providing personal legal services to individual and corporate clients in estate planning, tax and succession planning, and probate and trust administration. She serves on the Spring Soiree committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan and the planned giving committee for Karmanos Cancer Institute.

She will serve on the board for The Community House Foundation, which was established in 2017 to locate supplemental funding and support for The Community House. The foundation aims to ensure the nonprofit’s preservation and a continued high quality of programming over time.

“The Community House is a gem of the Birmingham community and beyond,” says Kallabat. “I believe my background and commitment can help to grow the foundation so The Community House can continue to serve the next generation.”

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