TRANSFORMING LIVES ● STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY

SINCE 1941

L to R: Carolyn Seeley, Parliamentarian; Sandra Kosin, Marketing Communications; Robin Lyall, Director; Leslie Sorrells, Strategic Planning; Julie Bynon, Orange Blossoms Liaison; Darlene DeCenzo, Resource Development; Ginny Abell, Assisteens Liaison; Lisa Swenerton, President; Alice Prothero, Membership; Linda Kiser, Director; Daena Hullinger, Programs; Nancy Clark, Secretary. Not pictured: Cheryl Scudday, Bree Sandberg, and Clarie Kocek, Treasurer.

Our Story

Who We Are

Assistance League of Orange is a volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action for the Orange community. Member volunteers are dedicated to making a long-term impact in the community through direct involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

Community Commitment

Since its charter in 1941, Assistance League of Orange member volunteers have consistently provided quality service to the Orange area. During the 2022-2023 year, over 350 members contributed over 30,000 hours to serve nearly 23,000 children and adults in our community.

Funding and Financials

The Thrift Shop is our main source of funding. The shop is staffed and managed entirely by our member volunteers. Donations are always welcome and are tax-deductible.

Volunteers in Action

Mission

Assistance League of Orange 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– Be loyal, responsible, reliable, and dedicated

Compassion – Show kindness, understanding, warmth, caring and patience with others

Respect – Be appreciative and considerate of others, while fostering an environment of inclusion, diversity and equity

Service – Contribute to the welfare of others by helping through caring, sharing and giving

Integrity – Keep your word and commitments, modeling strong ethics and morals

National Impact

Leadership

2024-2025

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Lisa Swenerton

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Alice Prothero

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Daena Hullinger

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Darlene DeCenzo

TREASURER

Claire Kocek

SECRETARY

Nancy Clark

CHAPTER LIAISON TO ASSISTEENS

Ginny Abell

CHAPTER LIAISON TO ORANGE BLOSSOMS

Julie Bynon

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 

Sandra Kosin

STRATEGIC PLANNING 

Leslie Sorrells

DIRECTORS

Robin Lyall, Bree Sandberg, Cheryl Scudday

Advisory Council

John Abell
Builder/Developer

Zelda Benson
Managing Director- Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

Tom Daley
President, Volt,  Retired

Mike Escobedo
Publisher, Plaza Review

Laurel Peniche Gartman
Lawyer, Law Offices of Laurel Peniche Gartman

Gary Remland
Owner & President, Remland Insurance Services Inc.

Mayor Dan Slater

Brock Wagner
Deputy Superintendent, Retired, Tustin Unified School District

The Honorable Tita Smith
Emerita Member, Orange