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 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 2020-2021 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

  Rita Pickering

PRESIDENT-ELECT

 Barbara Condra

1st  VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

  Suzanne Wiggins

2nd VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC

  Janet Johnson

3rd VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

  Chris Urie

RECORDING SECRETARY

  Faye Smith

TREASURER

  Claudia Gosoroski

ASSISTEENS COORDINATOR

  Barbara Reynaud

AUXILIARY REP TO CHAPTER

  JoAnn Higgins

FINANCE CHAIR

  Debbie Sobba

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

  Becky Rasdall

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL CHAIR

  Penny Merrill

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIR

  Marylee Wickham

THE ReSALE SHOP CHAIR

  Janet Geary

Assistance League of Kansas City 2020-2021 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

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

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.