About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Dogwood 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 Raleigh area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Dogwood aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


The Dogwood Chapter is an affiliate of NCL, Inc. We formed in 1996 in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2021. As a tribute to our long-standing history and dedication to our local community, the Dogwood Chapter donated $25,000.00 to one of our Philanthropy Partners (Diaper Train). To commemorate this special event, a logo was created to represent our mothers and daughters who serve together. This beacon represents our Chapters rich history in our commitment to community, to the development of our future leaders and to the cultural journey of our membership.

Currently, 309 members provide hands-on volunteer service for 21 philanthropic organizations (and counting!) and contributed over 4,475 hours during the 2021-2022 League year. While most of our work is done by grade levels and in small groups, we do come together as a whole Chapter at several large events. These special gatherings include our Annual Kick-Off, the Mother-Daughter Tea, and our Senior Salute where we celebrate our graduates heading off into their bright futures.

As we embrace all the opportunities provided to us through NCL, Inc, and the Dogwood Chapter, we are inspired and encouraged to continue to grow as leaders, nurture one another, and bloom in the community!

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

*Special Note* The Dogwood Chapter welcomes Raleigh area residents to inquire about the possibility of membership in our Chapter all year long. Our recruitment period for new members occurs annually during October 1st to October 31st only, with a start date of June 1st the following year. Please understand that there is no guarantee or obligation of membership in our Chapter. Again, to receive additional specifics on membership requirements for our Chapter, we invite you to fill out the Membership Inquiry Form. 

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

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Designed For Joy
  • Disaster Response
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Oaks at Whitaker Glenn
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County: Food Pantry
  • Wake Up and Read

Leadership Development

Cultural Experiences