Lake Travis

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Lake Travis 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 Lake Travis and the surrounding Austin area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Lake Travis aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

With a mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, the chapter activities in Lake Travis are designed around a six-year plan which includes age-related educational, leadership, and cultural objectives. National Charity League, Inc. has been making a difference for many decades with Chapters providing the equivalent of nearly $18 million in volunteer hours annually in support of local philanthropies.

The NCL, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter was organized in 2013, with members who primarily live in the Bee Cave/Lakeway area West of Austin, TX.  The seventh National Charity League, Inc. Chapter to form in the Austin area, the National Charity League, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter formally began with a formation meeting in September 2013 and a founding membership of Mothers (“Patronesses”) and Daughters (“Ticktockers”).

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
  • American Heart Association
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • Bee Cave Arts Foundation (THE HIVE)
  • Brookdale Living
  • CC4C
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Colin’s Hope
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
  • Foster Village
  • Lake Travis Crisis Ministries
  • Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Gratitude-Courage 4 Heroes
  • Operation Gratitude-Sleep Tight
  • TKC-The Kindness Campaign
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Below you’ll find information for all of our current philanthropic partners.  We invite you to visit their respective websites.

American Heart Association

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  

Austin Pets Alive!

APA! is dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable cats and dogs by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters.

Bee Cave Arts Foundation (THE HIVE)

The Hive opened in the Hill Country Galleria on October 19, 2018  with 4,500 sq. ft. of exhibition and classroom space with the goal of promoting the arts, enriching the quality of life in our community, and enhancing the experience of all people that live and visit our community.


Brookdale is a retirement community where mothers/daughters get to spend time playing bingo or painting projects with residents.  The retirement residents are happy to have our young ladies and mothers there to have conversations, listen to stories and play bingo.


NCL helps Caritas serve people each year whose opportunities have been diminished by poverty and homelessness, many of whom are veterans, children, women and refugees.  Caritas works alongside each one to increase stability and self-sufficiency.  NCL works in the Caritas of Austin Community Kitchen as well as special events. 


The mission of brings hope, help and inspiration to families of children suffering from rare or undiagnosed medical conditions and use our resources to reduce time to diagnosis. 

Central Texas Food Bank

When the Central Texas Food Bank was established in 1982, it was with a goal in mind to help the hungry in the community. Over the years, the weak economy has increased challenges for clients who have turned to food pantries for food assistance. The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of  Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, we provided more than 39.2 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2017-2018 fiscal year to an average of 200,000 individuals each month.

Colin’s Hope

Colin’s Hope raises water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning.  Colin’s Hope envisions a world where children do not drown. 

Courage 4 Heros

Join our #Courage4Heroes movement and help us show America’s Frontline Responders how grateful we are for their courage as they spend countless hours and days fighting COVID-19!

Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas

DSACT provides education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and professionals and the community while building public awareness and acceptance of the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

Friends of the Park – Lakeway

Lakeway’s Friends of the Park helps our young ladies learn how to take care of our parks and trails while being environmentally aware. 

Honor Flight

The Flight Austin mission is to transport with a specific priority given to WWII Veterans in the State of Texas and Korean and Viet Nam War Veterans residing within 14 counties listed below to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices and return them home to their families and loved ones. Mission of Honor Flight Austin: Transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Lake Travis Crisis Ministries

LT Crisis Ministries meets short-term needs by giving immediate help of food and financial assistance to those in a crisis situation.

Lake Travis Thrift Store

Lake Travis Thrift Store was started in 1991 and is owned by the Ladies of Charity of Lake Travis.  They donate to seven different local charities each month.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes – Cowboy Brunch and Food Truck Prep

Mission: To provide food clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need and the vision is to empower communities and individuals into a lifetime of service with the poor.

Partners in Hope – Lake Travis

Partners in Hope mobilizes the people and resources of the Lake Travis community to serve one family in need at a time, providing hope for a meaningful life on a firm foundation.  NCL helps to improve the physical needs of their dwelling while Partners in Hop also connects them with the Faith community and needed resources: counseling, health, employment, social, etc. 

Red Arena

The mission is to empower, specifically, individuals with disabilities through horses. Through the years we have found the importance of family and community involvement to create more inclusive opportunities for every ability level. We have expanded to serve more of the community through our job training, mental health and reading programs.

Tree Folks

TreeFolks’ mission is to grow the urban forest of Central Texas through tree planting, education and community partnerships.  Partnering with TreeFolks offers a wonderful opportunity for NCL members to promote urban forestry practices to public, private, and government audiences.  NCL LT makes a huge impact on the community by helping plant native trees while learning the importance of forest stewardship and how tree planting helps Austin’s environment and its citizens thrive. 

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.  Every year, NCL Patronesses and Ticktockers volunteer approximately one million hands-on hours of annual service.  The members of the NCL Lake Travis chapter are proud to make a difference in our local community.

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
  • President: Shannon Cordray
  • Secretary: Kristi Leipsner
  • Treasurer: Tritia Land
  • Parliamentarian: Stefanie Lundbom
  • Vice President Communications: Kristee Santucci
  • Vice President Membership: Michelle Marino
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Lei Johnson
    Stephanie Bell
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Melissa Adams
  • Vice President Provisionals: Melissa Wilson
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Lara Anton

What We Do

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.  Activities of National Charity League, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter include:

Meeting Skills

  NCL Brand training                               Parliamentary Procedure

  Working on Committees                       Delegation

  Mission Statements                               Mentoring

Character Building

  Team Building                                       Goal Setting

Project Management



  Internet & texting safety                     Conflict Resolution

  Public Speaking                                    Interview Skills

Life Skills

  Stress Management                             Collegiate Portfolios

  Independent Living                              College transition & Safety


  Healthy Body Image                            Healthy Attitudes 

Helping develop the women leaders of the future!

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.

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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:

  • Mother-Daughter Tea
  • Senior Recognition
  • Fashion Show

Chapter-wide Cultural Experiences focusing on Theater, Dance, Gardens & Public Lands, Music (Concert/Symphony/Opera), Visual Arts & Museums,  and Community Exploration