Desert Cities

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
Patriot Ride


Tour de Palm Springs



Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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:

Community Service

    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.


    Leadership Development

    • President: Anisha Koyanagi
      Kirsten Seebart
    • President Elect: Carol Beck
    • Secretary: Tiffany Norton
    • Treasurer: Renee Diaz
      Catherine Harmon
    • Parliamentarian: Glenda Morden
      Leslie Wright
    • Vice President Communications: Jana Miller
      Jessica Mendoza
    • Vice President Membership: Jill Frazer
    • Vice President Patroness Activities: Kathleen Doyle
      Angela Cabanyog
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Heather Dore
    • Vice President Provisionals: Celeste Reid
      Brandi Bilhartz
    • 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

    Patroness/Ticktocker Meetings

    Event Planning and Execution

    Learning Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedures

    Public Speaking


    Cultural Experiences

    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