Founded in 1983 and chartered in 1986, Assistance League of Kansas City, a chapter of National Assistance League, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a 33 year history of philanthropic service to the greater Kansas City community. The organization raises its own funds and has no paid staff; all programs and resource development activities are staffed and operated by over 300 member volunteers with two auxiliaries: Heartland Auxiliary and Assisteens®.

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

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

VISION

Essential needs are meet in our community and families flourish

CORE VALUES

  Commitment – Providing compassionate and caring services in the measure  of our organization.

  Leadership – Our members are professional, ethical and sensitive to individual needs.

  Ethics – Our members practice integrity and authenticity in communications and action

  Accountability – Full accountability drives prudent fiscal and physical management, transparent relationships, viable program assessment and reasoned evaluation of organizational performance

  Respect – Our members believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and of those whom we serve.

Annual Report and Financials

Assistance League of Kansas City in Action

Testimonial of J. Pham (Operation School Bell recipient)

Assistance League of Kansas City 2019-2020 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

  Kay Weir

PRESIDENT-ELECT

  Rita Pickering

1st  VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

  Pam Tomes

2nd VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC

  Karen Mollohan

3rd VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

  Libby Blair

RECORDING SECRETARY

  Faye Smith

TREASURER

  Debi Renfro

ASSISTEENS COORDINATOR

  Sanya Brown

AUXILIARY REP TO CHAPTER

  JoAnn Higgins

EDUCATION CHAIR

  Cela Sullivan

FINANCE CHAIR

  Margie Thomas

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

  Debbie Sobba

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL CHAIR

  Penny Merrill

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CHAIR

  Linda Craige

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIR

  Barbara Condra

THE ReSALE SHOP CHAIR

  Jeannette Bourusheski

Assistance League of Kansas City 2019-2020 Advisory Council

Gary Barnes
Husch Blackwell LLP, Partner

Dr. Tyjaun A. Lee
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley and MCC – Maple Woods, President

Jean Moore
Qualitative Research Management and Gladstone City Council member

Jeanette Cowherd
Park Hill School District, Superintendent

Kenneth Hollander
Security Bank of Kansas City, Regional President

Emily Holwick
KMBC 9 News, News Anchor

Sharon Ivy
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Stinson LLP

Barb Schulte
Vice President of Education and Outreach, Starlight Theatre

Rick Simon
President and CEO, IDH Solutions

The Advisory Council of Assistance League of Kansas City comprises nine community leaders who serve our organization in an advisory capacity.  Members are elected by the Board of Directors and serve a rotating three-year term.