Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills 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 area served by D181. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Birches Assisted Living
  • Clarendon Hills Historical Society
  • Disaster Response
  • Dupage Children’s Museum
  • HCS Family Services
  • Hinsdale Historical Society
  • NCL Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Philanthropy Training
  • O’Brien School of Maasai
  • Operation Gratitude
  • PADS – Community Presbyterian Church
  • People’s Resource Center
  • Pillars Community Health
  • Ray Graham
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Special Olympics
  • The Center for Independence through Conductive Education
  • The Community House
  • Wellness House
  • West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS)

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: Denise Kavuliak
  • President Elect: Ruta Brigden
  • Secretary: Cynthia Carter
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Stern
  • Parliamentarian: Dorothy Foster
  • Vice President Communications: Sara Peterson
  • Vice President Membership: Theresa Gannon
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Lissa Schneider
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kassandra Fisher
  • Sustainer Liaison: Elizabeth Beargie
    Kathy Brent
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Alexandra De Vita
    Amelia Carter

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.