Assistance League of Diablo Valley is a chapter of National Assistance League.

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Contra Costa County.  Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

Since its charter in 1967, Assistance League of Diablo Valley member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to those in need or at risk in the community.  Last  year, 450 dedicated member volunteers contributed over 74,000 hours of service, and touched the lives of nearly 16,000 children and adults in Contra Costa County.

Assistance League Thrift Shop at the Way Side Inn in Lafayette is the main source of funding.  The shop is staffed and managed entirely by member volunteers.  Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.

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Mission and Vision

MISSION

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs.

VISION

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is recognized to be the most effective philanthropic volunteer organization in Contra Costa County.

Community Support

The chapter is deeply grateful to the individuals, foundations, and companies who have so generously donated to Assistance League of Diablo Valley last year. That financial support, contributions of goods and services, and volunteerism help to create a better life for those we serve.

Assistance League Supporters

Annual Report and Financials

A Proud Member of National Assistance League
Putting Caring and Commitment in Action

2018-19 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Susan Angle

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Liz Rusk

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Sabra Johnston

VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION

Jo Patrick

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Susan Geldin

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

Veronica Gant

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PLANNING

Susan Gallinger

RECORDING SECRETARY

Ginny Bankerd

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

Meredith Kingsley-Brochier

TREASURER

Melissa Bach

ASSISTEENS® LIAISON

Sally Ryan

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Joan Siltanen

2018-19 Chapter Advisors

Carolina Alas-Hemphill
Wells Fargo

Carol L. Breslin
Ombudsman/Mediator

Kathy Bryski
Shartsis Friese LLP

Dan Buckshi
City Manager,  Walnut Creek

Carolyne Challice
City Architect,  Walnut Creek

Steve Falk
City Manager, Lafayette

Lynne Leach
Former Assemblywoman

Karen Sakata
County Superintendent of Schools