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.

Be great!

Ronnie Lott

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. To learn more about our work, watch the following video:

our origins

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:

  • Ruth Fletcher
    Ruth Fletcher
  • Karen Lott
    Karen Lott
  • Ronnie Lott Founder
    Ronnie Lott
  • Jack Russi Deloitte
    Jack Russi
  • Mark Woodward E2open
    Mark Woodward
  • Bobby Zur Travel Artistry
    Bobby Zur


Marcus Allen

NFL Hall of Fame

Steve Bender

GreenLight Media & Marketing

Misha Henckel

True Face Branding

Jim Herbert

First Republic Bank

Stephen J Luczo

Seagate Technologies

Michael Mina

The Mina Group

John Mumford

Crosspoint Venture Partners

Sean Stannard-Stockton

Ensemble Capital Management

Jeff Sperbeck

The Novo Agency

Justin Tuck

Oakland Raiders

Our young professionals board
Charlie Hazlehurst

Tenaya Capital

David Bergeron

T3 Advisors

Will Heidrich


Ryan Cole

Stone's Throw SF

John Hiester

Year Up

Paul Ratner

Golden State Warriors

Chrissy Delisle

The Delisle Group

Theresa Ronquillo


Tom Byrne

Wells Fargo Insurance


  • Stephen & Agatha Luczo
  • Agape Foundation Charitable Trust
  • First Republic Bank
  • LSI Corp
  • Justin Tuck
  • Anonymous
  • REO World
  • George & Jeanette Stuart Trust
  • Janice Futch-Claridge
  • Texas Pacific Group
  • Fiduciary Trust Company International
...and more
$5,000 - $19,999
  • Waite Family Trust
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Michael & Ruth FIetcher
  • Vermeil Family Fund
  • Gerson & Barbara Bakar
  • Morgan Stanley & Co.
  • Richard Barker
  • Douglas & Lisa Goldman
  • Toyota
  • John & Mary Conlin
  • Ron & Gayle Conway
  • Nuveen Investment Holdings
  • Always Dream Foundation
...and more
$1,000 - $4,999
  • Jack & Jodi Russi
  • Devcon Construction
  • Paul & Linda Stich
  • Ronnie & Karen Lott
  • Alex & Diana Adamson
  • Jay & Mikey Hoag
  • Mary Rose
  • Marx Cazenave
  • Eric Lindberg
  • Roger Wittlin
  • MacFarlane Partners LLC
  • Innovate Foundation
  • Joel & Jennifer Kleinfeld
  • Kristen McCarthy
  • John Grieci
  • Alexandra Morgan
  • Joe Lanning
  • Eric Starr
  • Heisman Trophy Trust
  • Mark Vorsatz
  • Ron & Karen Johnson
  • Richard & Wendy Calcaterra
  • Dennis & Stacey Barsema
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • The Mitchell Kapor Foundation
  • Arthur Lev
...and more
Less than $1,000
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Tina Sankoff
  • Matt & Gretchen DiNapoli
  • Trevor Rodrigues-Templar
  • Kim & Kevin Tanner
  • Mory Ejabat
  • Mike Thompson
  • Lori Bailey
  • Anonymous
  • Marguerite McAfee
  • Joe Bellanti
  • Tony Prophet
  • Anthony Brenner
  • Eric Valle
  • Hank Miller
  • Todd Traina
  • Erik Schoennauer
  • Gallup Rotary Club
  • Peter & Kathleen Balestreri
  • Marlon & Dena Evans
  • Morris Fischer
  • Steve Tseng
  • Dick & Anne Gould
  • Jeff Fox
  • Christopher & Melanie Stein
  • Corey Stein-Plumber
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Heather Porter
  • Cassandra Knight
  • Matheu & Maribeth Oscamou
  • Anil Arora
  • Brian Liebman
  • Truist
  • United Way of the Bay Area
...and more


Alicia Aguirre, Elliott Almond, Karen Altree Piemme, Marlene Bjornsrud, Melvin Cowan, Kelny Denebeim, Adriane Gamble Armstrong, Kory Heinzen, Andrew Hoffman, Melanie Jones, Gary Marshall, Karen Mathews, Matt Oscamou, Joti Sidhu, Lesley Slaton McNorton, James Sleeman, Michael Solari, Linda Waissar, David Weill