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 long 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 met in our community and families flourish.

CORE VALUES

  Commitment – Members provide compassionate, caring service.

  Leadership – Members act professionally, ethically and are sensitive to individual needs.

  Ethics – Members practice integrity and authenticity in communication and action.

  Accountability – Members practice prudent fiscal and physical management, transparency, program assessment and evaluation of organizational performance.

  Respect – Members believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and of those with whom we serve.

  Progress – Members embrace a culture of continuous improvement.

Annual Report and Financials

Assistance League of Kansas City in Action

Testimonial of J. Pham (Operation School Bell recipient)

Rita Pickering - Chapter President Video

Assistance League of Kansas City 2021-2022 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

  Barbara Condra

PRESIDENT-ELECT

 Linda Craigie

1st  VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

  Suzanne Wiggins

2nd VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC

  Nancy Dumoff

3rd VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

  Terry Besser

SECRETARY

  Suzanne Locke

TREASURER

  Debi Renfro

ASSISTEENS® COORDINATOR

  Jan Keirsey

AUXILIARY REP TO CHAPTER

  JoAnn Higgins

FINANCE CHAIR

  Debbie Sobba

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

  Becky Rasdall

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL® CHAIR

  Sanya Brown

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIR

  Kathleen O’Connor

THE ReSALE SHOP CHAIR

  Janet Geary

Assistance League of Kansas City 2021-2022 Advisory Council

Gary Barnes
Husch Blackwell LLP, Partner

Dr. Tyjaun A. Lee
Metropolitan Community College Kansas City (MCCKC), President

Ryan Powell
Vision Source, Owner

Jeanette Cowherd
Park Hill School District, Superintendent

Tammy Sue Henderson
Executive Director of Community Relations/Governmental Affairs NKC Schools

Emily Holwick
KMBC 9 News, News Anchor

Sharon Ivy
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Stinson LLP

Sam R. Carnes, Carnes CPA LLC,
Owner and Manager Tax and Accounting

Rick Simon
President and CEO, IDH Solutions

Kevin Trimble
Realtor

The Advisory Council of Assistance League of Kansas City comprises ten 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.