Capital of Texas

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Capital of Texas Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Members shall reside in the greater Austin area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Capital of Texas aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

What makes Capital of Texas Chapter unique?  We have made diversity a priority in our philanthropies and our membership. 

We are passionate about volunteering for organizations that are addressing a wide range of social concerns and needs in our community including Children, Culture/Art, Disabled, Domestic Violence, Education, Family, Healthcare, Homeless, Military, Seniors and Women.

We strive to maintain a diverse Chapter and encourage our Members to look beyond their immediate circle of friends to build connections and relationships with others from all over the Austin area. Our current Membership represents over 30 schools across Austin and surrounding areas.

Monthly meetings for the mothers are held in a central Austin location near Capital of Texas Highway and Westlake Drive. Our daughters meet by grade levels at various locations.


Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

There are ten distinct chapters of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) in the Austin/Round Rock area. (Austin, Capital of Texas, Hill Country, Hills of Austin, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, North Austin, Round Rock, South Austin Wildflowers and Treaty Oak)

All the Austin Area chapters have the same membership requirements and timeline. Our membership process starts in the fall of each year for membership the following school year. Mothers typically begin the membership process in November of their daughter’s 6th grade year. While all the Chapters are under the National NCL umbrella, each individual chapter has its own personality. We encourage you to review all the different chapters and learn about them at their separate Prospective Open House Meetings. While you may attend as many Chapter Open House meetings as you’d like, you may only apply for membership to one Chapter.

If you choose to apply for membership, you must secure a sponsor from our chapter and attend a mandatory membership informational meeting.

The Membership Drive for Chapter year 2022-2023 Capital of Texas Chapter begins October 1, 2021.

Prospective New Member Orientation dates are:

October 6, 2021 7-8pm, location TBD

October 25, 2021 7-8pm, in person, at Riverbend Centre close to Hwy 360 and Westlake Drive

November 10, 2021, 7-8pm, via Zoom

To RSVP to one of the Prospective New Member Orientation dates, please contact Tracy Balboa, VP of Membership, at 


Application deadline for 2022-2023 is January 15, 2022 by 5pm.

Prospective members need to understand that membership is a six-year commitment involving service, leadership development and cultural experiences by both the mother and child. NCL Capital of Texas Chapter cannot guarantee membership to all prospective members who apply.



Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • ABC: Any Baby Can
  • AGE of Central Texas
  • AHA: American Heart Association
  • AHS: Austin Humane Society
  • ALZ: Alzheimer’s Association
  • BS: BookSpring
  • CHF: Championship Hearts Foundation
  • Community First
  • CTFB: Central Texas Food Bank
  • DFS: Dress For Success
  • GS: GirlStart
  • MLF: Mobile Loaves & Fishes
  • MMB: Mother’s Milk Bank
  • MOW: Meals On Wheels and More of Central Texas
  • NCL National Military Initiative
  • Pajama Program
  • PT – The Paramount Theatre
  • RMHC: RMcD House
  • RMHCFR: RMcD St. David’s Family Room
  • SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone)
  • SGK: Race for the Cure
  • SLH: Saint Louise House
  • SO: Special Olympics
  • The Arc: The Arc of the Capital Area
  • TKC: The Kindness Campaign
  • TKY: Thinkery
  • Y2S: Youth 2 Seniors

Capital of Texas Chapter Awards:

In 2018, Championship Hearts Foundation recognized the Capital of Texas Chapter for “Outstanding Student Volunteers

In April 2013, Meals on Wheels and More recognized the Capital of Texas Chapter as the “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year.

In 2012, Austin Children’s Museum recognized Capital of Texas Chapter with a “Youth and Community Impact Award” and BookSpring presented us with its “Volunteer Recognition Award.

In 2012, the National Charity League recognized Capital of Texas Chapter as the “Outstanding Chartered Chapter.”

In 2009, we were awarded “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of the Year” by the Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Leadership Development

  • President: Christy Robinson
    Kara Belew
  • President Elect: Kara Belew
    Allison Benz
  • Secretary: Amy Bekanich
  • Treasurer: Lauren Honza
    Kate Ford
  • Parliamentarian: Allison Benz
    Pamela LaPlaca
  • Vice President Communications: Anna Fletcher
  • Vice President Membership: Tracy Balboa
    Kristi Simmons
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Heather Fink
    Jennifer Dugan
  • Vice President Provisionals: Connie Tomaneng
    Kelly Wala
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Brekka Larrew
    Courtney Broaddus
  • Sustainer Liaison: Sara Milam
    Stefanie Petersen

Each year of Membership offers new opportunities for both Mothers (Patronesses) and Daughter (Ticktockers) to accept new challenges and learn new skills in a supportive environment.


Cultural Experiences

We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include:

  • Grade level focus that allows Patronesses and Ticktockers to enjoy cultural enrichment experiences together in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Opera, Symphony, Dramatic Theatre and Museums.
  • The Annual Tea
  • Senior Presents / Recognition
  • Learning Basic Etiquette and Hostessing Skills Throughout the Six-Year NCL, Inc. Experience


Our Chapter History

Capital of Texas Chapter was formed in 2004 led by our founding President, Carol Nex.  We were chartered in 2006, and became the second NCL, Inc. Chapter formed in Austin.

Today we are over 350 active members of mothers and daughters in grades 7 to 12 supporting 24 philanthropies.  In 2017 – 2018 the NCL Inc. CapTex Chapter performed over 8200 hours of service to our community.

In true Austin style, we like to keep things casual and fun (and maybe a little weird at times!) so you won’t need any fancy ball gowns – just a willingness to serve!