Northern Westchester

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Northern Westchester 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 Northern Westchester County and surrounding area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Northern Westchester 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.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE FOR THE 2024-2025 UPCOMING YEAR WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY.  

Our annual membership recruitment period begins January 15, 2024 and will conclude on March 1, 2024. Prospective Members are mothers or female guardians of a girl in 7th through 11th grade the September following admission. 
 
All Prospective Members shall reside or attend school in the Northern Westchester area. We coordinate with the other affiliated chapters in the New York area so that we do not infringe on their boundaries. 

The Northern Westchester Chapter will be hosting 2 informational meetings to learn more about NCL.

  • Virtual: January 24, 2024 at 7:30pm via Zoom.  Zoom link upon Request.

  • In Person: February 4, 2024 at 1-3pm at Reading Room in Katonah, NY

If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Westchester Chapter, please attend one of the meetings. 

  
For information please email: 
membershipnorthernwestchester@nclonline.org 
  

 

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
  • Artis
  • Backyard Sports
  • Bedford Music Festival
  • Community Center of Northern Westchester
  • Disaster Response
  • Draw For Paws
  • Emergency Shelter Partnership
  • Furniture Sharehouse
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Hope’s Door
  • JCCA (Pleasantville Cottage School)
  • Kensington Senior Living
  • Lewisboro Playground Project
  • My Brother Vinny
  • Neighbor’s Link
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Table of Grace
  • The Kindness Campaign

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: Amanda Hufnagel
  • Secretary: Daniella Kane
  • Treasurer: Debra Bravoco-Forbes
  • Parliamentarian: Torrey Keeley
  • Vice President Communications: Sandie Pagano
  • Vice President Membership: Allison Shaw
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jean Marie Gold
  • Vice President New Members: Rosemary Stewart
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Amanda Mazzuca
    Deanna Pastore

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.

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 creating new ones.