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About Us

Our mission is to improve the lives of impoverished children in our community through philanthropy, dedicated service, and compassionate programs.

For over 100 years, the Assistance League® of Los Angeles has provided women in the Greater Los Angeles area with opportunities to forge new connections and take leadership in their communities while making meaningful contributions to the lives of thousands.

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Over a Century of Service __________

Our Story

They were “society” women of the early 20th century. Dedicated, compassionate and amazing. They saw a need. They worked hard. And they also threw some great parties — to raise money. Now their daughters, their granddaughters, and even their great-granddaughters have become part of that tradition.

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Our Leadership

— Officers —
Kathy Balzer
Adrienne Seltzer
Vice President
Floran Fowkes
Greer Saunders
— Board Members —
Stephanie Ames
Yvonne Cazier
Amelia Chick
Melanie Edward
Audrey Fimpler
Kiel FitzGerald
Sharon Griffin
Mara Kalcheim
Hillary Kanigher
Sheryl Lautenschlager
Lisa Wierwille
— Executives —
Melanie Merians
Chief Executive Officer
Rafe Pery
Chief Financial Officer
Yvonne Bradshaw
Human Resources Director
Kai Tramiel
Director of Membership & Community Outreach
Allie Fernandez
Director of Development
Denise Simon
Director of Facilities and Office Management
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