Assistance League of Sacramento
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Organization Details

Organization Leaders

Organization Leader Mary McPherson
Title President

Management Structure

The organization is operated by a 10-member working Board of Directors elected by the membership. The president functions as the chief executive officer. The Board has overall responsibility for the operations and financial stability of the corporation. The Board is comprised of officers that function as standing committee chairs. The committees are: Bylaws, Facilities, Education, Finance, Membership, Philanthropic Programs, Planned Giving, Resale Shop, Social, Speaker's Bureau and Strategic Planning. The committees are responsible for membership recruitment and development, oversight of philanthropic program operation, fund development, marketing, budget, financial oversight/reporting, as well as management of our retail business. Functions like janitorial, routine facility maintenance, bookkeeping and CPA services are contracted to independent professionals. There are no outside Board members and the Board is not compensated. The membership is composed of 299 working volunteers who pay annual dues of $75. They reside in all parts of the Greater Sacramento area. Members range in age from 45-85. While membership is open to all sexes, the majority of our members are female. We also have a small cadre of community volunteers performing physical and mechanical tasks, most of them male. We have an outside Advisory Council of nine members that provide professional expertise and guidance in the areas of law, accounting, banking, investments, real estate and business operation.

Senior Staff

Name Title
Mrs. Mary McPherson Prresident


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Best of Sacramento: Best Place to Volunteer Sacramento Magazine 2020
Most Valued Partner San Juan Unified School District 2019
Hero of Human Service Award Sacramento County 2018
Proclamation for Service Rancho Cordova City Council 2018
Recognition of Service Elk Grove City Council 2018
Community Partner of the Year Folsom Cordova United School District 2013
You Make A Difference Award Washington Unified School District 2013
Partners in Educational Excellence Association of California School Administrators - Region 3 2010
Best Thrift Shop - 'Best Proof Second Times a Charm' Sacramento Magazine 2009
Volunteer Spirit Award - for individual members of the chapter Volunteer Center of Sacramento & Directors of Volunteers in Agencies 2009