Helena and Fred Valentine have been donors of House of Ruth since 2007, and important influencers in Washington, D.C. for many decades before that. She and he are active in the Mu Lambda fraternity, and the Alpha Wives, who are big volunteers at Madison. Additionally, they wrote a letter of support to the Clark Foundation (who awarded House of Ruth $850,000 this year) — Mr. Valentine was Vice President at Clark Corporation for many years. Mr. Valentine was also a team member of the Washington Senators baseball team.
Mrs. Valentine will be a valuable asset to the House of Ruth board, with a long history of serving youth and families — she worked for Catholic Charities for more than 20 years — as well as tremendous contacts with city officials. She also serves on a couple of community boards that empower women.