Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

 

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1993 and serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), hands-on, all-volunteer organization.

Our mission: Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Funding sources supporting our Philanthropic Programs include the all-volunteer staffed Assistance League ReSale Connection shop, fundraisers, grantors and contributors. With no paid staff, funds raised remain in Michigan, helping thousands of people in need year round.

For more than 20 years, Assistance League has adapted and enhanced its community programs to meet the growing needs in local communities.

Our dedicated 300 members and hundreds of community volunteers provide over 52,000 volunteer hours a year. The Southeastern Michigan chapter is one of 120 chapters (more than 22,000 members nationwide) of National Assistance League®, founded in the 1890s in California.

For more information, please visit our ReSale Connection shop, 204 S. Main St., Rochester, Michigan 48307. Or call (248) 656-0414. Tax ID#: EIN 38-3181336

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 – 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.

Annual Report and Financials

Grants Awarded for 2020-2021

Date RESTRICTED

06/01/20  David Elliott Foundation $30,000

12/29/20 Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Women’s Club $2,500 ASK

12/18/20 Young Women’s Home Association $7,000 OSB

UNRESTRICTED

9/22/20 Consumers Energy Foundation $650

12/14/20 Community Response COVID $2,500

1/6/21 Oakland County Cares Act $20,000

Total to Date $32,650

Grants Received FY 2019-20

David Elliott Foundation $30,000

Young Women’s Home Association   $8,000

Southeastern Michigan Bridge Association  $2000

Women’s Fund of Rochester  $2500

Consumers Energy $850

The Village Club Foundation  $5000

 

Total $78,350

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan 2020-2021 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Luanne Offer

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Cindy Weber

VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Sani Dwyer

VICE PRESIDENT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Tiffani Wolf

VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Karen Boyk

VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Laurie Alkidas

VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PLANNING

Sandy Avery

VICE PRESIDENT FUND DEVELOPMENT

Karen Graham

RECORDING SECRETARY

Mary Oehler

TREASURER

Sydney Zaremba

APPOINTED BOARD POSITIONS:
PARLIAMENTARIAN

Annette Solverson

BYLAWS CHAIRMAN

Cindy Cirar

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan 2019-2020 Advisory Council

Ann Drake, Chairman
Past President – Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

Johanna Allen                                            Community Foundation of Greater Rochester

Chris Atallah
Rochester Law Center. PLLC

Natalie Brent
Bloomfield Hills Financial

Melinda Conway Callahan
Philanthropic Consultant

Tami Salisbury                                                    TLS Consulting & Fundraising

Sue Upton
Dillman & Upton

Kathy White
MIH Management

 

Ada Edwards Laughlin Award

2009 Kit Sroka
2010 Birdie Kutcher
2011 Sandi Andree
2012 Lois Shaffer
2013 Pat Lesich
2014 Amy Headbloom
2015 Merle Turner
2016 Susan O’Neill
2017 Jana Yezak
2018 Karen Koltvedt
2019 Linda Chayka

2021                   Carolyn Schenden

Cindy Cirar Founder’s Award

  • 2012 Karen Rutherford
  • 2013 Betty Zych
  • 2014 Lorna Salmon
  • 2015 Kathy Koler
  • 2016 Diane Ebinger
  • 2017 Pat Quitter
  • 2018 Arlene Stec
  • 2019 Valerie Westley
  • 2020 Vincetta Nicosia
  • 2021 Judy McWhirter

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan