The students served by Assistance League of Charlotte attend 27 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, clothing, and legal counseling 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:  2021-22 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 volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community 

Vision Statement

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

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.

Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for your organization? Assistance League of Charlotte’s Speakers Bureau will provide an informative talk for your business or organization at no cost. Learn how.

Financials/Annual Report

Audit 2021-22

Tax Return Form 990 2021

Annual Report – 2021-22

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Summer Newsletter

Assistance League of Charlotte 2022-23 Board of Directors

Ann Davis 

Michele Hagan

  VP Member & Volunteer Services
Lisa Goss

  VP Philanthropic Programs
Susan Smylie

 VP Marketing Communications

 VP Fund Development
Karen Sitton

 VP Strategic Planning
Judith Sanford

Diane Higgins

Mary Lou Grgurich

Kathleen Reardon

Kelly Fifield

Assistance League of Charlotte 2021-22 Advisory Council

Jeffrey D. Schroeder
Advisory Council Chairman
Assistant VP
US Bank Wealth Management
Term: 2021-23

Denis Tontodonato
Retired VP CFO
Colfax Corporation
Fluid Handling Division
Term: 2020-22

Randy Russell
Sports Med Properties
Term:  2020-22

Steve Santee
Lowry & Associates, Inc.
Term:  2020-22

Ramona Halloway
Radio One Charlotte
The Matt and Ramona Show
Smith Family Center
Term 2022-24

Sharon Davis, PHR
Chief Human Resources Officer
Shared Services
Children and Family Services Center
Term 2021-23

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 2022-24

      Rosanna Saladin-Subero, PhD
FHI Partners, FHI360
Associate Director for Bus. Development
Term: 2021-2023