Assistance League of Salem-Keizer is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable corporation whose member volunteers administer programs and perform specific services to meet community needs. Funds raised by the chapter go directly back into the Salem-Keizer community.

Mission, Vision, Core Values and Goals


Assistance League of Salem-Keizer is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action for the benefit of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs


To be highly recognized in our community as a philanthropic organization that meets the changing needs of the greater Salem-Keizer area.


  • Collaborate:  Work collectively to create maximum results and sustainability.
  • Respect:  Affirm the intrinsic value of those we serve, and of those with whom we serve.
  • Serve:  Provide compassionate, caring services to individuals in Salem-Keizer as the primary purpose of our existence.
  • Welcome:  Be an inclusive organization, representative of our community demographics.


  • Seek and maintain a diverse, informed and committed volunteer/member base.
  • Align our philanthropic programs with community needs.
  • Promote the brand of Assistance League; increase public relations and community awareness through coordinated marketing.
  • Maximize resources, effectiveness and sustainability.

Annual Report and Financials


National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

2016-2017 Board of Directors


Carol Marshall   


Jean O’Grady


Vernadene Anderson


Charlotte Rieder-Bolton

   Assistant Treasurer

Kathy Saviers

   Encore Furniture Store Chair

Carol Moody

   Encore Furniture Store Vice-Chair

Mary Ann Goff

   Finance Chair

Catherine Pederson

   Gift Shop Chair

Dorothy Leonard

   Gift Shop Vice-Chair

Sally Beilstein

   Membership Chair

Kathy Sansone

   New Member Orientation

Karen Anderson

   Operation Art Adventures

Sandy Wiscarson

   Operation Bookshelf

Laurel Langenwalter 

   Operation School Bell

Jeanette George,  Gayle Alexander

   Operation School Bell Vice-Chair

Toni Phipps

   Puppets with Purpose

Sydney Hatch   


Patty Walker

   Resource Development

Mary Helen Socolofsky

   Strategic Planning

Vickie Hilgemann

   Auxiliary Chair

Jeanne Dalton

Assistance League of Salem-Keizer 2016-17 Advisory Council

John Bauer, Attorney

Diana Enright, Policy Analyst

Joe Phillipay, Insurance Consultant

Steve Woodcock, Salem-Keizer Public Schools Support Services

Chris Veit, Architect Consultant

Melissa Wisner, Federal Programs

Benny Won, Banking/Investment Consultant