Golden Gate

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Golden Gate 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 or attend school in the city of San Francisco. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Golden Gate aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Golden Gate Chapter of NCL, Inc. was started in June of 2016 and became a fully chartered Chapter in April of 2018. Today over 250 active members join together to focus on empowering future women leaders through community service, leadership and cultural connections.

Golden Gate Chapter Vision

Foster growth through direct human connection by leveraging each individual’s interests and passions through service to our community and our Chapter.



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.

If you are interested in joining the NCL Golden Gate chapter, please email


Our next membership drive will begin in early 2024 with a Prospective Members Meeting on January 21,2024 at Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St., SF, 4 – 6 pm



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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco
  • Children of Shelters
  • Compass Family Services
  • Disaster Response
  • Family House Inc.
  • Golden Gate League Events
  • Harvest Food Pantry
  • Holiday Heros
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • Mo’Magic (Collective Impact, Magic Zone)
  • Muttville
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Presidio Native Plant Nursery
  • Project Glimmer
  • Raphael House
  • Richmond Neighborhood Center
  • San Francisco Marin Food Bank
  • St. Anthony’s
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
  • Street Soccer
  • Surfrider Foundation San Francisco
  • The Nines
  • The Princess Project
  • Together SF
  • Y Bike Presidio

With the unique mission of fostering growth through human connection, the Golden Gate Chapter strives to offer service opportunities that feature direct service and connection to people in our community.


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: Sandra McGrath
  • President Elect: Maggie Boyle
  • Secretary: Stefanie Rosenberg
  • Treasurer: Michelle Gill
  • Parliamentarian: Amy Dawson
    Kim Newell Green
  • Vice President Communications: Colby Clark
    Colby Clark
  • Vice President Membership: Eleanor Pollak
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Liz Farrell
  • Vice President New Members: Daisy Gauck
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Paul
    Stefani Wedl
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Leah Boudraa

National Charity League, Inc., and the Golden Gate Chapter are committed to empowering young women to be future leaders with purpose!

Golden Gate Chapter members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Each year of membership offers new opportunities for both Mothers (Patronesses) and Daughters (Ticktockers) to accept new challenges and learn new skills in a supportive environment. Ticktockers are encouraged to take on leadership roles in their respective grade levels, and Patronesses share their talents in chapter leadership roles.

Our members practice parliamentary procedure and conduct an annual nominations process to elect the chapter and grade level officer positions. We train our officers for success and mentor them throughout the year through our organized Peer Mentoring Program. It is this ongoing yearly support which exposes our daughters to various leadership styles and personalities from our adult peer mentors that help our daughters realize their fullest individual leadership potential.

In addition, we offer and host several meetings during the membership year and invite outstanding speakers at both the grade and chapter level.


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.