Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programsClick here to see our Strategic Plan.

VISION

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

CORE VALUES

Commitment – Dedicated to a course of action

Leadership – Willingness to lead and develop leaders

Ethics – Doing the right thing in a reliable way

Accountability – Willingness to accept responsibility

Respect – Treating all with courtesy

Assistance League of Las Vegas is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of children and adults through philanthropic programs in the Las Vegas community. Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs. Assistance League of Las Vegas is part of a national organization.

Attempting to meet previously underserved needs, Assistance League of Las Vegas supports many philanthropic programs that provide services to every age range in the community.

Since its founding in 1976, Assistance League of Las Vegas member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to the Las Vegas area. Our 400+ members contribute over 50,000 hours annually to serve at-risk children and families in our community. Click here to read more about our history.

Our Thrift Shop has been named Best of Las Vegas for five years in a row, from 2017 to 2021, and is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible.

Assistance League of Las Vegas has two auxiliaries: Desert Sage and Assisteens®. Desert Sage membership provides an evening volunteer opportunity for those who do not have the daytime hours to volunteer. Assisteens’ membership is made up of junior/senior high school students in grades seven through twelve.

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Assistance League of Las Vegas 2022-23 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Diana Anderson

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Gina Geldbach-Hall

VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION

Tina Shinn

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Sylvie Courtemarsh

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC

Deon Poort

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Ann Zappa

RECORDING SECRETARY

Rolande Werner

TREASURER

Tammy Vaaler

FINANCE

Lilian Xu

MARKETING

TBD

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Beth Doney

ASSISTEENS® COORDINATOR

Lynn Steffens

DESERT SAGE REPRESENTATIVE

Mary Jane Wirges

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Beth Doney

Assistance League of Las Vegas 2022-23 Community Advisors

Eric Aldrian

Cara Clarke

Kathy England

Jill Fertitta

Michael Keeler

Samantha Virdin-Smetana

Lisa Windom

2021 Gold Winner: Best Non-Profit

2021 Gold Winner: Best Thrift Shop

2021 Gold Winner: Best Place to Volunteer