Last year, we shared an article regarding KBH Board member Katharine (Kathy) Sylvester, and her years of service in the west suburbs. Her support and dedication, also as a prior board member at The Community House in Hinsdale, is recognized through a service award that is made in her name. Kathy has been an active and dedicated KBH Board member for over 30 years. Earlier this year, Kathy stepped away from her board role and she is greatly missed by the KBH community in this position. But, two things have made the change a little easier: First, she and her husband, EQ, stayed connected by moving to our Godair Park independent living community this year; and second, she kept her membership on the KBH Interior Design Committee, an involvement she holds dear to her heart.
“I’ve always felt that what we’ve done decoratively makes us really stand out and is a marketing tool for us,” Kathy said. “I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in keeping our historic charm and beauty.”
Kathy served as chairperson of the Decorating, and Buildings and Grounds Committees and helped to oversee construction and renovation projects at KBH. She also served on the Development Committee.
Kathy’s decorating skills came in handy at Godair where she brought in her furnishings and added new bookshelves and a storage area. She enjoys her sunroom overlooking a scenic pond that attracts wildlife including ducks, geese and herons. She walks her dog along a picturesque walking path.
“Godair is a wonderful community,” she said. “The location is terrific and it’s very private. We all have our own houses with little gardens.”
Over the years, Kathy has been involved with The Community House of Hinsdale, the Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Commission, and served on the Wintrust Financial Board when it was developed to oversee community banks such as Hinsdale Bank and Trust. She is also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Kathy appreciates her new lifestyle with welcoming neighbors and a continuing connection with KBH.
The article highlighting Kathy’s work with The Community House and the service award in her name can be found here: