About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Oakland-Piedmont 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 the Ticktocker shall attend school in either Oakland or Piedmont. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Oakland-Piedmont 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:

  • Alameda County Food Bank
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Red Cross
  • Aspire Education Project
  • Berkeley’s Animal Shelter
  • California Costal Commission
  • Catholic Charities of the East Bay: Project Joybells
  • Children Rising
  • Disaster Response
  • DreamCatcher Youth Services
  • Dress Best for Less
  • Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
  • East Bay Agency for Children
  • East Bay SPCA
  • Eden Hospital ICU Support
  • Elizabeth House
  • First Place for Youth
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
  • Garden Conservancy
  • George Mark Children’s House
  • Girls Inc. of Alameda County
  • It Takes A Village
  • Junior Center of Art and Science
  • Lake Merritt Institute
  • Medshare
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Oakland Public Education Fund (Dressed by West & Bulldog Closet)
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Piedmont Gardens
  • Safe Passages
  • St. Mark’s Dinner for the Homeless
  • St. Mary’s Center
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • St. Vincent de Paul Alameda County
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Title IX March Piedmont Parade

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: Danielle Crawford
  • President Elect: Jennie Coyle
  • Secretary: Megan Schoettler
  • Treasurer: Nicole Schou
    Tracy Lafontaine
  • Parliamentarian: Katie Gudiksen
  • Vice President Communications: Mary Dantzler
  • Vice President Membership: Elizabeth Watson
    Minjeong Kim
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Lisa Kennedy
  • Vice President New Members: Jacque Jumper
    Michelle Cole
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Stacy Rollo
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Tiffany Hong

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.