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 over 20 philanthropic organizations and contributing over 7900 hours to our local community in the 2019/20 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:
- A Wish with Wings
- ALS Association
- American Heart Association
- Cancer Care Services
- CASA of Tarrant County
- Center for Transforming Lives
- Como Community Center
- Cook Children’s Health Foundation
- Educational First Steps
- Honor Flight DFW
- Humane Society of North Texas
- Komen Greater Fort Worth
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – North Texas Chapter
- Make a Wish
- Presbyterian Night Shelter
- Rutledge Foundation
- SafeHaven of Tarrant County
- Tarrant Area Food Bank
- Union Gospel Mission
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
- President: Tulisha Buchanan
- Secretary: Andree Kale
- Treasurer: Nicole Firestone
- Parliamentarian: Julia Huseman
- Vice President Communications: Kimberly Berzina
- Vice President Membership: Suzy Holloway
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Tamara Willmann
- Vice President Philanthropy: Merry Milliken
- Vice President Provisionals: Melinda Delk
- Vice President Ticktockers: Stephanie Bumgardner
- Sustainer Liaison: Nancy Adams
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.
Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.
Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.
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