Our Chapter's History

We are the 119th link in the chain of chapters belonging to Assistance League.

National
Assistance League is a national all-volunteer nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization, with 120 chapters nationwide, that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs. It is qualified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Assistance League was established in Los Angeles in the early 1900s. It was the first organization of its kind to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate achieve a better, more meaningful life.

Last year Assistance League chapters touched the lives of more than 1.5 million children, seniors, families and others in need. More than 23,000 members nationwide returned $38.8 million to local communities across the country and invested more than 3.2 million service hours.

Wilmington NC
In March of 2007 a small group of talented women met to learn about Assistance League. From this initial group, a steering committee was formed. Meetings were held each month, more women joined, bylaws were passed, a nominating committee was formed and our first officers were elected. Eighteen women became charter members and signed a resolution to organize Assistance League of Greater Wilmington. Nine additional women became voting members.

After more than three years of growing, expanding and serving the community, we became the 119th chapter of Assistance League on January 12, 2012. We’ve since grown to over 150 members serving three counties.

We have no paid employees.

Our chapter has donated over $500,000 to the local community.

The History of Assistance League makes us very proud

Mission and Vision

MISSION

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

VISION

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

Annual Report and Financials

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington
2017-18 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Kathy Bassett

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Betsy Suman

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPY

Becky Knight

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Fran Krause

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Joanne Cavan

TREASURER

Chris Light

SECRETARY

Elaine Cantalice

EDUCATION

Lorraine Crum

ASSISTANT TREASURER  **

Suzann Ankrom

PARLIAMENTARIAN  **

Judi Scott

** Non-Voting

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington 2017-18 Advisory Council

Julie Vorhees
Dang

John Jordan
Protocol

Kim Nelson
PPD

Angela Thornhill
GE Hitachi