Dedicated Support for
Veterans and their Families

Volunteer Programs and Support

The American Legion Auxiliary dedicates countless hours to volunteer programs, benefiting communities and veterans alike. They actively contribute to making a positive impact through their selfless service.

Fundraising and Charitable Support

The Auxiliary raises millions to support their programs and other worthy causes. By organizing fundraisers, they provide essential resources and aid to various charitable endeavors, positively impacting the lives of many.

Inclusive Membership and Community Engagement

The ALA welcomes diverse members and works with veterans to benefit the community. Unit 179 of San Anselmo exemplifies this inclusive approach, supporting military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Unit 179

Unit 179 of San Anselmo was formed in September 2010. It is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-discriminatory, and nonprofit organization with 501(c)(19) tax exempt status. We understand the value of community service and helping others. We are dedicated to making the lives of our military personnel, veterans, and their families easier with our support.

Our goal is to assist, aid and encourage our military personnel who are currently serving and those that have served. We honor those who have sacrificed their lives for liberty and freedom. We gather with determination, respect, focus, and goodwill to support our military community and the community with compassion, camaraderie, and goodness of heart.


The American Legion Auxiliary The History

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its programs and other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Through its nearly 10,500 units in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and its ideals.

Current Officers

Carol Jacobs-Courtz

I joined the ALA in 2013 as my younger son served six years of active duty in the Army and is currently a Major in the Army Reserves. It is an honor to be a part of this vital organization that dedicates itself to giving dignity, support and resources to those in the military community (veterans & active soldiers) along with supporting young ladies striving for knowledge on our state government.

Sophie Shehi
Vice President

I was born and raised in Marin.
My father was in the Navy during WWII.
My husband was a USAF fighter pilot.

I love being involved with the Auxiliary-we are such a strong team of people-supporting our current troops and our Veterans.

Nothing can stop us!!!!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.

John F Kennedy