Fort Worth

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth Area or attend All Saints’ Episcopal School, Fort Worth Country Day School or Trinity Valley School. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Fort Worth aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.



The Fort Worth Chapter of NCL, Inc., is an organization of women and their daughters who are committed to community service and personal development.  Membership in National Charity League strengthens the mother/daughter bond during the challenging developmental years of grades 7 through 12, while providing unique opportunities to learn and grow as individuals, and to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the differences in each other and the world.

Currently we have over 370 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 26 different philanthropic organizations and contributing over 11,500 hours to our local community in the 2022/2023 service year.



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.


Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from January 15 – March 1 each year for girls in the 6th grade at the time of the membership drive.  

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:

  • A Wish with Wings
  • ALS Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Cancer Care Services
  • CASA of Tarrant County
  • Center for Transforming Lives
  • Como Community Center
  • Cook Children’s Health Foundation
  • Disaster Response
  • Educational First Steps
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Holiday Tea Winter Clothing Donation
  • Honor Flight DFW
  • Humane Society of North Texas
  • James L West Presbyterian Special Care Center
  • Komen Greater Fort Worth
  • Lena Pope Home
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – North Texas Chapter
  • LVTRise
  • Make a Wish
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter
  • Read FW
  • Rutledge Foundation
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • TRWD
  • Wreaths Across America


Please click the following link if interested in becoming a NCL philanthropy partner.


Philanthropy Inquiry Form 

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: Merry Milliken
  • President Elect: Cami Thompson
  • Secretary: Manshi Mehta
  • Treasurer: Megan Deen
  • Parliamentarian: Stephanie Bumgardner
  • Vice President Communications: Amanda Parks
  • Vice President Membership: Dana Quisenberry
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Anjie Butler
  • Vice President New Members: Erin Aldrich
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Audrey Davis
  • Sustainer Liaison: Suzy Holloway
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Ashley Peeders


Please click the following link if interested in speaking at a NCL meeting.

Potential Speaker Inquiry

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.


The Fort Worth Chapter was founded in 2012 by Martha Prioleau.  We obtained charter status with National Charity League, Inc., in 2014.  The Fort Worth Chapter is one of over 200 chapters nationwide.  There are more than 50,000 National Charity League members across the nation who are actively involved in the National Charity League, Inc., program supporting the needs of their local communities.


Founding President, Martha Prioleau2012-2014

Evelyn Merrill, 2014-2015

Mary Schlegel, 2015-2016

Elaine Morris, 2016-2017

Christine Dobson, 2017-2018

Jackie Prowse, 2018-2019

Suzanne Sanders, 2019-2020

Elizabeth McCurdy, 2020-2021

Tulisha Buchanan, 2021-2022

Suzy Holloway, 2022-2023