Welcoming Nellie Lee
For the past twenty-five years All Stars Helping Kids has focused our efforts on giving low-income youth in the Bay Area an opportunity to succeed. Whether it’s been academic, social, sports, health or mentoring, All Stars has been there and will continue to help kids and their families in need. Breaking the cycle of poverty is tough, and for this reason we continue to add effective individuals and organizations to the All Stars team to join with us in this battle. With that in mind, I am delighted to announce that Nellie Lee has joined us as the new Executive Director.
Nellie brings with her over 20 years’ experience in organizational management, business development, and fundraising/grant writing. She has managed her own business-consulting agency where she focused on building client success through strategic relationship management, and has served as a Senior Development Officer for CityTeam International.
Nellie’s passion is connecting investors to philanthropic opportunities! Her collaborative leadership style is welcome at All Stars, as it aligns with our core values of teamwork, integrity, risk-taking, and reflection that guide our work both internally and within the community. As All Stars continues to seed fund Bay Area non-profit startups, we know Nellie will match our resources to help find the best outcome for all the organizations and kids we serve!
I hope you will join the Board of Directors and me in welcoming Nellie into the All Stars family, and that you will continue to support our work and mission as she moves forward as our All Stars’ leader.
Again, thank you for your continued partnership in our work of funding, connecting, and coaching new, small non-profits who are creating life-changing opportunities for low-income youth.
Founder and Chairman, All Stars Helping Kids
vision, mission & values
Our vision is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits in the Bay Area so that all youth are able to thrive, regardless of where they come from. We believe that with early-stage investment many more nonprofits could make the world a better place.
The mission of All Stars Helping Kids is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area.
The values that guide our work, both internally and in the community, are: Risk-taking, Teamwork, Integrity and Reflection. We believe that breaking the cycle of poverty will give all youth a fair shot, and will benefit each and every one of us too.
All Stars Helping Kids was born in 1989, when NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott gathered his friends for a dinner to benefit the local community. Astounded that he had raised $100,000 in one night, Ronnie invested the money in several nonprofits that were fighting poverty in the South Bay.
For nearly 25 years since, All Stars has used the simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health and life skills for disadvantaged youth.
See how the All Stars family came together, with these highlights from our recent event, A Taste of All Stars: