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
Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.
Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.
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
Rita Pickering - Chapter President Video
Assistance League of Kansas City 2021-2022 Board of Directors
1st VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP
2nd VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC
3rd VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
AUXILIARY REP TO CHAPTER
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
OPERATION SCHOOL BELL® CHAIR
STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIR
THE ReSALE SHOP CHAIR
Assistance League of Kansas City 2021-2022 Advisory Council
Husch Blackwell LLP, Partner
Dr. Tyjaun A. Lee
Metropolitan Community College Kansas City (MCCKC), President
Vision Source, Owner
Park Hill School District, Superintendent
Tammy Sue Henderson
Executive Director of Community Relations/Governmental Affairs NKC Schools
KMBC 9 News, News Anchor
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Stinson LLP
Sam R. Carnes, Carnes CPA LLC,
Owner and Manager Tax and Accounting
President and CEO, IDH Solutions
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.