About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Desert Cities 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 La Quinta and surrounding Desert Cities. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Desert Cities aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Welcome to the Desert Cities Chapter
of National Charity League, Inc.
Desert Cities chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was founded in June 2005.
We became a Charter Chapter in April 2007. Serving La Quinta and surrounding areas, primarily east valley Desert Cities including Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage.
At the heart of our organization are mothers and daughters working together to serve our chapter’s philanthropies.
These Philanthropies Include:
American Cancer Society
Bianca Rae Foundation
The Braille Institute
Coachella Valley Autism Society
Desert Best Friends Closet
Desert Sands Unified School District
Desi Strong Foundation
La Quinta Library
Make A Wish Foundation
Meals on Wheels
The Narrow Door
National Junior Tennis League
Old Town Artisan Studio
Tour de Palm Springs
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining our chapter? A prospective member must be sponsored by a current member of our chapter. Membership opportunities are dependent on chapter openings.
If you know someone in our chapter, talk to her about getting started, membership obligations and our membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to complete this
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
The 2021 Membership Drive will begin soon! If you are interested in joining our chapter, please review the information below…
Prospective members need to be sponsored by a current member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Chapter they wish to join. If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about our Chapter’s boundaries and membership obligations.
Inquiries: If you do not know someone in NCL, and would like to learn more about our organization, you are invited to submit the following inquiry form. Please click this link to fill out and submit your membership inquiry form or email
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.
Some of the philanthropies we work with are:
Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities. Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
Philanthropy is the heart of our organization. Mothers and daughters working together to help serve our chapters chosen projects earn philanthropy hours.
Nurturing confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Anisha Koyanagi
- President Elect: Kirsten Seebart
- Secretary: Tiffany Norton
- Treasurer: Renee Diaz
- Parliamentarian: Tiffany Norton
- Vice President Communications: Jana Miller
- Vice President Membership: Jill Frazer
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Kathleen Doyle
- Vice President Philanthropy: Heather Dore
- Vice President Provisionals: Celeste Reid
- Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Warner
Desert Cities NCL Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.
Activities of our Chapter include:
Committee and Board Meetings
Event Planning and Execution
Learning Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedures
As future leaders, we continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that we grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and support our lives.
Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.
Each chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.
As future leaders, we continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that we grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and support our lives. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include:
Annual Fashion Show at Senior Recognition Modeled by our Juniors. Teaching them poise, elegance, grace, in a fun atmosphere..
Outings to local McCallum Theatre to see performances.
Excursions to Oak Glen Pumpkin Patch and Riverside Inn Holiday Lights Display
Adventures to Sunnylands Gardens
Lessons in Etiquette and Table Setting