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Business Owner Jeff Miloff Joins Valerie's House Board of Directors
"Jeff has been a long-time volunteer for Valerie's House and has his own personal story of loss that resonates with our Valerie's House families," said Valerie's House Founder and CEO Angela Melvin. "His passion for our mission combined with his decades of experience leading successful boards and our community will be an asset to Valerie's House."
Losing his father when he was eight years old, Miloff knows firsthand why the mission of Valerie's House is so important.
"My mother had five children to raise on her own after my Dad died," he said. "We could have really benefitted from a place like Valerie's House."
Miloff has been involved in the Valerie's House Val's Pals mentoring program for the past year. He spends time with 12-year-old Landon who also lost his father. The two use their shared experience to heal from their losses together. The two also bond through their love of sports.
Miloff has twice been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, is past president of Ronald McDonald House Charities SWFL and is a past recipient of the President's Award from Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Originally from Florida's east coast, Miloff served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He met his wife Jacque in New Jersey and the couple made the decision to return to Florida and make Southwest Florida their home.
He partnered with Gary Aubuchon of Aubuchon Homes in 1999 to initiate a real estate company, Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, which has become one of the top independent firms in Southwest Florida with nearly 90 real estate agents.
Giving back to his community is important to Miloff, who has organized dozens of fund-raising events for local charities, including fishing and poker tournaments, and serving on several local non-profit boards of directors. Miloff and Jacque also were instrumental in the fund-raising and building the Cape Coral Animal Shelter.
Valerie's House opened in 2016 in Fort Myers with 20 children and has grown to serve more than 3,000 children and parents in the past seven years, by providing a safe, comfortable place for children and their families to heal together following the death of someone they love. Valerie's House is a United Way partner agency and is fully supported by community donations. More information can be found at www.valerieshouse.org.
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.