About Our Chapter

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

The Dunwoody Chapter is the 116th Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) and is one of eight chapters in the state of Georgia. Founded by Anne Marie and her daughter Ashley Newman in 2004, our chapter was formed by service-minded women who saw needs in our community and sought to fill them. Finding tremendous interest in the community from mothers and daughters who were familiar with other area chapters, these women  worked to create a chapter in Dunwoody.

The Dunwoody Chapter currently has more than 300 members providing hands-on volunteer service for more than 18 philanthropic organizations and contributes over 9,000 hours to our community each year.

Other annual events include our Kick-Off event in the fall, a Father-Daughter event, a Mother-Daughter Event, and our Mother/Daughter Tea and Awards event in the spring.

Join Our Chapter

Interested in joining 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 Membership Inquiry Form.

Membership Inquiry Form

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

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

Community Service

We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Christian Youth Theater
  • Community Assistance Center
  • Dunwoody Nature Center
  • Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.
  • Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • Mount Vernon Towers
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlanta
  • Senior Services of North Fulton
  • Spruill Center for the Arts
  • Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Chastain Therapeutic Riding Program
  • DeKalb County Animal Services
  • Disaster Response
  • Dunwoody Chapter
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Senior Holiday Party
  • Special Events – Board Approved
  • The Sandwich Project
  • Wellspring Living
  • Zoo Atlanta

Leadership Development

We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.

Examples of skills developed include:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Allegra Johnson
  • President Elect: Laurie Nichols
  • Secretary: Darina Leonard
  • Treasurer: Amy Ruark
  • Parliamentarian: Robin Horne
  • Vice President Communications: Amy Quinn
  • Vice President Membership: Allison Braley
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Marissa Evans
  • Vice President New Members: Evelyn Lemoine
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Ashley Giardino
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Amy Fletcher

Cultural Experiences

We preserve National Charity League traditions and core values, while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures. 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.

  • Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
  • Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders.
  • Community Connections – We build connections through experiences that impact our communities.
  • Etiquette – We encourage and mentor kind, respectful and gracious social conduct.