Celebrating over 20 years of service in the East Valley, Arizona!

Assistance League of East Valley

Assistance League of East Valley is a nonprofit, charitable organization committed to volunteer service in the community. Assistance League of East Valley works with community agencies and schools to provide help to children in need and adults. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with no paid employees. In 2015-2016, members and community volunteers contributed more than 31,506 service hours enabling us to touch the lives of more than 12,269 men, women and children.

Our chapter assesses the unmet needs of the community and addresses these needs through its programs, which are evaluated annually and adjusted when necessary. The funds to support these philanthropic programs are raised through major fundraising events as well as individual, corporate and foundation support.

The funds raised are returned to Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Ahwatukee communities of the East Valley through philanthropic programs including: Operation School Bell®, Assault Survivor Kits®, Adult Day Care Socials, Scholarships, and Share Our Spare.

Assistance League of East Valley speakers will be delighted to bring an informative presentation to your business or to your civic or social group.

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Assistance League of East Valley is a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs.

VISION

Our chapter aspires to be the leading volunteer organization providing quality services to positively impact East Valley children and adults in need.

COMMITMENT

We believe that providing compassionate and caring service 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, diversity, ethics, sensitivity and quality of response to community needs.

ETHICS

We believe that integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the core qualities of our members and our 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, implementation of quality programs, 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, equitable and courteous treatment for our diverse members, service recipients and donors.

Financials

Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of East Valley members of our Speakers Bureau would be delighted to bring an informative presentation to your business or to your civic or social group. Members are available to conduct tours of our facilities for you or your organization and explain how our various programs create a better community.  Members can also provide fashion shows, modeling top-label clothing for sale in our thrift shop.  Call (480) 792-1606.

Assistance League of East Valley 2016-17 Board of Directors

President

Kathy Stevens

President-Elect

Alexis Kapela

Vice President Membership

Anna Ayala

Vice President Philanthropies

Janifer Gorney

Vice President Resource Development

Jean Kroll

Marketing Communications Chairman

Marsha Speicher

Treasurer

Lois Eitel

Secretary

Sheila Stimmel

Education Chairman

Christine Benefield

Strategic Planning Chairman

Judith Robins

Parliamentarian

Kathy Zeches

Bylaws Chairman

Nancy Martin

Assistance League of East Valley 2016-2017 Advisory Council

John Coyle, Senior V.P. & West Region Manager
The Segal Company

Debra Duvall, Executive Director
Arizona School Administrators

Dale Speight, Assistant Vice President
East Valley FirstBank

Christine Busch, Superintendent
Tempe Elementary School District

William Morgan, Retired Attorney,
Member Exec. Committee Greater Phoenix SCORE

Billie Rawlings, Member-at-Large
Assistant League of East Valley

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community