Greater Naperville

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Greater Naperville 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 greater Naperville area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Greater Naperville aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Buddy Up For Life
  • Disaster Response
  • DuPage Children’s Museum-Naperville Chapter
  • Lions Club-Naperville Chapter
  • Mutual Ground
  • Naperville Education Foundation (NEF)
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald Hous-Naperville Chapter
  • Rotary Club
  • Safety Town
  • West Suburban Community Pantry

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Kristen Turner
  • President Elect: Kim Meredith
  • Secretary: Melissa Beardsley
  • Treasurer: Nalini Johnson
  • Parliamentarian: Karrie Driscoll
    Kimberly Williamson
  • Vice President Communications: Laura Smetters
  • Vice President Membership: Ashley Jackson
    Ann Wallin
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Laura Parola
    Jennifer Weber
  • Vice President Provisionals: Peggy Laparra
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kelly Eagan
    Rakhi Shah
  • Sustainer Liaison: Ann Deer
    Penelope Beckhardt
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Maria Morgan
    Nicole Sommerfeld

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.