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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 more than 100 years, the Assistance League® of Los Angeles has provided individuals 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 —
Adrienne Seltzer
Sue Thalken
Vice President
Floran Fowkes
Greer Saunders
— Board Members —
Yvonne Cazier
Amelia Chick
Peggy Davis
Melanie Edward
Kiel FitzGerald
Sharon Griffin
Mara Kalcheim
Hillary Kanigher
Sheryl Lautenschlager
J'Net Nguyen
Virginia Tanawong
Cheryl Van Tassel
Lisa Wierwille
— Executives —
Melanie Merians
Chief Executive Officer
Rafe Pery
Chief Financial Officer
Yvonne Bradshaw
Senior Director of Human Resources
Kai Tramiel
Senior Director of Membership & Community Outreach
Allie Fernandez
Senior Director of Development and Corporate Engagement
Denise Simon
Senior Director of Facilities and Office Management
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