Greater Nashville

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Greater Nashville 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 Williamson County or Davidson County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Greater Nashville aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc., Greater Nashville Chapter held their Formation Meeting on March 8th, 2020, and we are the first chapter in Tennessee.  We are the 278th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States.



Our membership is comprised of girls in grades seven through twelve living in the Greater Nashville area, and their mothers. We support the Davidson and Williamson County area with volunteer opportunities throughout both counties, with a strong focus on Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville.



The girls in our Chapter participate in a six-year program, designed to take them through an age-appropriate experience focusing on community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.  This framework is based on the following concepts:

  • Strengthening the mother-daughter bond 
  • Empowering women with the skills and confidence to mentor and lead
  • Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
  • Providing depth of support in local communities
  • Honoring a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Modeling integrity, graciousness, and excellence



National Charity League, Inc. is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society.



Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization after high school graduation are welcomed throughout their lives as Sustainers. 



The Greater Nashville Chapter is truly impacting the lives of its members and the surrounding community.

  • Most volunteer hours are worked as a mother-daughter team.
  • Nationwide, NCL, Inc. members volunteered nearly 3 million hours last year.


The Greater Nashville Chapter members volunteer for 14 local philanthropies, serving as a valuable resource for the area. This volunteer work includes a wide range of experiences, from working with foster children, assisting the elderly, or working with community members with special needs.  As a result, our members get out and learn about the community around them!

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.




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:

  • 147 Team
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • Graceworks
  • Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nashville Diaper Connection
  • Nashville Dolphins
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Nashville Zoo
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Tennessee Alliance for Kids

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Nashville Zoo
Nashville Dolphins
Nashville Diaper Connection



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: Amy Lodge
  • President Elect: Vera Lee
  • Secretary: Edina Malave
  • Treasurer: Katherine Russell
    Tuan Blank
  • Parliamentarian: Kristina Massey
  • Vice President Communications: Marisa Ippolito
  • Vice President Membership: Jamie Seedig
    Suzanne Tatum
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Heather Large
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Fran Skipper
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Lanesia Strange

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. Chapter activities include:
  • A six year curriculum ensuring age-appropriate and relevant programming.
  • Grade-level meetings run by the Ticktockers – daughters.

  • Philanthropy projects developed and facilitated by grade-levels.

  • Leadership development for Patroness mothers through annual committee assignment.

  • Annual leadership and officer training for all members.

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.

Other Greater Nashville Chapter activities planned for the upcoming year include Tennessee Alliance for Kids (TAK) Christmas Wrapping/Hot Chocolate Party, CFF Cycle for Life, RMH Hustle for the House 5K and 1m fun run, the Annual Mother/Daughter Tea, and the Senior Recognition Ceremony.  At this event, members celebrate the mother-daughter bond, and most importantly, honor the Senior Ticktockers for their accomplishments as members in the Greater Nashville Chapter.

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