She’s All In KELLIE RANDLE PUTS HER TIME WHERE HER HEART IS
or Kellie Randle, community service isn’t just a concept—it’s a way of life. In addition to serving on several local nonprofit boards (representing Randle Communications, the PR company she runs with her husband) and parent boards, the Sierra Oaks resident is also the president of the Sacramento chapter of National Charity League, which she’s been involved with for nearly nine years.
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“I think everyone should be involved,” Randle says of her passion for volunteerism. Randle lends her high energy and organizational skills to boards like California Musical Theatre (she’s chairing its 2018 Broadway Gala on May 5) and Shriners Hospitals for Children. She’s also on the parent boards at Jesuit and Saint Francis high schools and the parent advisory council at Vanderbilt University, where her eldest daughter goes to school. “I’ve been chairing school auctions since the kids were in preschool,” Randle says proudly. In all of her charitable work, Randle makes it her mission to get others as fired up about helping as she is.
When she became president of NCL’s Sacramento chapter, she amped up the monthly meetings with speakers, hands-on activities and other enrichments to make members excited to attend. “I thought if I’m going to do this, I need to be all in,” says Randle, who has been active with the nation’s first mother-daughter charity since her eldest daughter was in sixth grade. (NCL is a six-year program—from sixth grade to senior year of high school—in which young women volunteer for local organizations alongside their mothers.) “It’s like Junior League with your mom,” Randle says with a laugh. The Sacramento chapter is made up of 250 mother-and-daughter members who serve 18 local philanthropies, including Foster Youth Education Fund, River City Food Bank, Food Literacy Center and Sacramento Children’s Home. On May 16, Sacramento Children’s Museum will honor Randle at its Inspire! event, which recognizes an inspirational woman each spring for the work she’s done to make a positive impact on the lives of young children. “I’m so blown away by the award,” Randle says. “My focus has always been to work really hard and inspire and empower others.” During her year at the helm of National Charity League, Randle instituted the All-Star Awards, which she presents each month to thank members for their service. “I want people to want to be part of this,” Randle says. “If you’re going to make the effort to leave your house and come to the meetings, I don’t want to waste your time. I want you to have fun.” May will be a busy month for Randle. In addition to the Broadway Gala on May 5 and the Inspire! award ceremony on May 16, she’ll attend NCL’s year-end event on May 6 at Haggin Oaks to send off the senior girls. Hectic though it may sound, Randle wouldn’t have it any other way. For more information about National Charity League, go to sacramento.nationalcharityleague.org.
Jessica Laskey can be reached at jessrlaskey@gmail. com. n