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 Saintsâ 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.
WELCOME TO THE FORT WORTH CHAPTER OF NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC.
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 350 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 30 different philanthropic organizations and contributing over 8,200 hours to our local community in the 2020/2021 service year.
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 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 October-January 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:
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.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- ALS Association
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Como Community Center
- Cook Children’s Health Foundation
- Disaster Response
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Holiday Tea Winter Clothing Donation
- James L West Presbyterian Special Care Center
- Komen Greater Fort Worth
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – North Texas Chapter
- National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
- Presbyterian Night Shelter
- Read FW
- Rutledge Foundation
- SafeHaven of Tarrant County
- Tarrant Area Food Bank
- Wreaths Across America
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
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Suzy Holloway
- President Elect: Merry Milliken
- Secretary: Andree Kale
- Treasurer: Nicole Firestone
- Parliamentarian: Natalie Brackett
- Vice President Communications: Kim Berzina
- Vice President Membership: Lauren Matthews
- Vice President Philanthropy: Anjie Butler
- Vice President Provisionals: Erin Aldrich
- Vice President Ticktockers: Melanie Tam
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Erika McCarthy
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.
OUR CHAPTER HISTORY
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 Prioleau, 2012-2014
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