Volunteerism in the Irvine Community

Assistance League of Irvine, founded in 1990, contributed more than 200,000 service hours by volunteers to the community through our Philanthropic Programs.

In the 2016-2017 fiscal year Assistance League of Irvine:

  • Provided new clothes and shoes to nearly 750 children in need attending the Irvine Unified School District, as well as a book bag, grooming kit, and books through Operation School Bell®.
  • Sponsored and hosted 3,000 students and parents at the Young Masters™ Art Show in collaboration with the City of Irvine and the Irvine Unified School District. The Young Masters Art Show recognizes the importance of art and creativity in a young child’s life. Approximately 8,500 young artists from grades K-6 have been honored since 1991. Each year there are nearly 500 pieces of art displayed at Irvine City Hall for two weeks in May. The opening day of the show includes free hands-on art activities, live entertainment and refreshments for children from the community.
  • Provided $24,500 in scholarships to income-qualified high school students planning to attend Irvine Valley College.  In addition, we awarded $10,000 in scholarships to deserving students currently attending Irvine Valley College.
  • Worked collaboratively with Families Forward and Human Options with the City of Irvine to provide clothing and other items to families in crisis.
  • Supported a successful independent youth auxiliary, Assisteens®, which was formed in 1993 to instill the values of volunteerism in young women grades 7-12.

For upcoming membership opportunities visit our Become a Member page.

Tours and Presentations

Assistance League of Irvine members are available to conduct tours of our facilities for you or your organization and explain how our various programs create a better community.  Call (949) 798-5020 for information.

Volunteers Enriching Lives for a Better Community

Assistance League of Irvine 2017-18 Board of Directors

President

Jill Housky

VP Administration

Open

Vice President Membership

Susan Ferrari

Vice President Philanthropy

Mary Earl Spencer

Vice President Resource Development

Simone Dygert

Recording Secretary

Libby Carlson

Corresponding Secretary

Kathie Farley

Treasurer

Marta Mahoney

Assistant Treasurer

Nancy Rickerd

Finance Director

Michelle Tuchman

Assisteens® Liaison

Victoria Mc Caster

Public Relations

Cheryl Moeller

Education Chair

 Patty Freber

 Strategic Planning

Janet Lisle

Thrift Shop Manager

Norma Hardgrove

Parliamentarian

Gloria Urone

Assistance League of Irvine 2017-18 Advisory Council

Jerome Carrasco – Attorney at Law

Kathleen Freed – Principal Cornerstone Communications

Lee Holmes – Insurance Executive

Carolyn McInerney – Manager, Special Projects County of Orange

Greg Smith – Business Owner/Civic Leader

Fawn Tanriverdi – EOPS/Care Counselor

Margie Wakeham – Executive Director Families Forward