About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Gateway 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 St. Louis Metropolitan area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Gateway aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Gateway Chapter currently has 314 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 24 philanthropic organizations in our community. We contribute over 9,000 volunteer hours to our local community each year. Some of the community service areas supported by our chapter include:  children’s services for under served communities, educational organizations, food pantries and animal welfare organizations.

Our chapter has been promoting social awareness through action to meet needs and inspire others to become community service leaders in St. Louis for over 20 years.  We aim to instill compassion and civic responsibility in our young women while also focusing on comprehensive leadership development, respect for oneself and the differences of others, and appreciation  of the fine arts.  The six-year program (7th – 12th grade) incorporates many activities, programs and experiences that ultimately equip our daughters to carry out NCL’s mission, vision and core values.


The Mission of NCL, Inc. is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.


Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.


  • Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness
  • Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead
  • Nurturing through mentorship
  • Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
  • Providing depth of support in local communities
  • Integrity and excellence in everything we do

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.

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

Community Service

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

  • American Red Cross
  • Angels’ Arms
  • Best Buddies
  • Circle of Concern Food Pantry
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
  • Easterseals
  • Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Food Outreach
  • Friends Of Wings
  • Greater St. Louis Book Fair
  • International Institute
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)
  • KidSmart
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • Pink Ribbon Girls
  • Safe Connections
  • Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis
  • SouthSide Early Childhood Center
  • Special Olympics – East Area
  • St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • St. Louis Diaper Bank
  • St. Patrick Center
  • The Little Bit Foundation

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
This year’s Board Members:

  • President: Megan Seeling
  • President Elect: Mary Tricamo-Park
    Lisa Fister
  • Secretary: Jennifer Goodman
  • Treasurer: Melissa Margraf
  • Parliamentarian: Melanie Ramey
  • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Warmann-Bloss
  • Vice President Membership: Marty Raleigh
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Amy Fikes
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Tanya French
  • Vice President Provisionals: Julie Holland
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Sharon Goedeke

Cultural Experiences

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.