The students served by Assistance League of Charlotte attend 47 of Charlotte’s high-poverty elementary schools selected in collaboration with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Assistance League of Charlotte’s programs are designed to address the issue of upward mobility by providing children an opportunity to succeed. If a child is prepared to learn with proper food and clothing he/she will stay in school, get a job and become self-sufficient.  Read Full Metric Report

Funds raised are returned to the community through five philanthropic programs:  2022-23 Program Report

Support for Assistance League of Charlotte philanthropic programs is made possible through private and corporate donations, grants, and proceeds from Assistance League of Charlotte Thrift Shop. Our complete list of Grantors and Donors

Mission Statement

Assistance League of Charlotte is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through community-based philanthropic programs – we feed, we clothe, we mentor, we educate.

Vision Statement

To provide every child an opportunity to succeed.

Chapter Identity Statement

We Feed * We Clothe * We Mentor * We Educate

Core Values

Assistance League has a rich history of supporting the vision and talents of our volunteers, all engaged in service that puts caring and commitment into action in their communities. Five core values inform and craft leaders’ and members’ priorities and actions.

Commitment– We believe that providing compassionate and caring services to individuals in communities across the nation is the standard and the primary measure of our organization. We believe we exist for the sole purpose of providing philanthropic services to meet the challenges posed by a diverse array of compelling individual and community needs.

Leadership– We believe that the full measure of our leaders and members is the sum of the products of their vision, professionalism, ethics, sensitivity and the quality of responsiveness to individual needs.

Ethics– We believe that integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the most basic, intrinsic values held by member volunteers of this organization.

Accountability– We believe that full accountability is the responsibility of our leaders and members, and is an appropriate expectation of this organization by those who support Assistance League’s work and those who receive its services. We believe that this responsibility demands and drives prudent fiscal and physical management, transparent internal and external relationships, viable program assessment and reasoned evaluation of personnel and organizational performance.

Respect– We believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and of those with whom we serve. We believe that we can best demonstrate our respect for this value by providing fair and equitable treatment for our member and community volunteers, the recipients of our services and our donors and funders.

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Financials/Annual Report

Audit 2022-23

Tax Return Form 990 2023

Impact Report 2022-2023

Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027

Assistance League of Charlotte
2024-2025 Board of Directors

Natalie Norman

Linda Nash

VP Member & Volunteer Services
Edna Coggins

VP Philanthropic Programs
Karen Sitton 

VP Marketing Communications
Cynthia O’Neill 

VP Fund Development
Jack Ternes

VP Strategic Planning
Herb Peck 

VP Operations & Technology Management
Ann Villier

VP Education
Dianne Nunnally

Jeri Casey 

Diane Gibbs

Susan Smylie

Assistance League of Charlotte
2024-2025 Advisory Council

Jeffrey D. Schroeder
Advisory Council Chairman
Assistant VP
US Bank Wealth Management
Term: 2021-2023

Denis Tontodonato
Retired VP CFO
Colfax Corporation
Fluid Handling Division
Term: 2020-2023

Randy Russell
Sports Med Properties
Term: 2020-2023

Steve Santee
Lowry & Associates, Inc.
Term: 2020-2023

Ramona Halloway
Community Relations Manager
Radio One Charlotte
Term: 2022-2024

Sharon Davis, PHR
Chief Human Resources Officer
Shared Services
Ascend Nonprofit Solutions
Term: 2021-2023

Elsa Gillis
News Reporter WSOC-TV
Term: 2022-2023

Bob Simmons
Consultant, Racial Equity Cabarrus
Past Executive Director Council
for Children’s Rights, 2015-2019
Term: 2022-2024

     Floyd R. Davis, Jr.
Retired Non-profit Executive
President & CEO, Community Link 2002-2022
Term: 2023-2025

     Dr. Nicole Campbell
Chief Impact Officer
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Term: 2023-2025

Kim Brattain
CEO, Media production company
Kim Brattain Media
Term: 2023-2025