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 2015-2016 fiscal year Assistance League of Irvine:

  • Provided new clothes and shoes to nearly 800 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 2016-17 Board of Directors


Michelle Tuchman



Vice President Membership

Annelle Arthur

Vice President Philanthropy

Jill Housky

Vice President Resource Development

Cheryl Moeller

Recording Secretary

Libby Carlson

Corresponding Secretary

Kathie Farley


Marta Mahoney

Assistant Treasurer

Nancy Rickerd

Assisteens® Liaison

Victoria Mc Caster

Education Chair

Carol McVeigh

Finance Director

Suzanne Nicklaus

Public Relations

Mary Earl Spencer

Strategic Planning

Janet Lisle

Thrift Shop Manager

Rozie Strauss


Gloria Urone

Assistance League of Irvine 2016-17 Advisory Council

Community Advisory

Jerome Carrasco – Attorney at Law

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

Kathleen Freed – Principal Cornerstone Communications