About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Orange/Villa Park 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 cities of Orange or Villa Park or reside within the Orange Unified School District attendance area or have daughters attending Orange Unified Schools or any other school in the City of Orange, City of Villa Park, or St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Orange/Villa Park aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Our Orange/Villa Park Chapter currently has approximately 240 mother-daughter members in grades 7 through 12, who perform more than 6,600 hours of hands-on volunteer service for over 20 charities and non-profit organizations in the Orange County community each year. Through this work, NCL, Inc., Orange/Villa Park Chapter develops socially responsible community leaders, who have a positive impact on the communities in which they live.
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.
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:
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
- Beyond Blindness
- Boys Hope Girls Hope
- Casa Teresa
- Caterina’s Club
- Disaster Response
- Fashion Show Donation – OFF SITE
- Friendly Center
- Friends of the Villa Park Library
- HERO for Kids Foundation
- Jessie Rees Foundation (NEGU)
- Knots of Love
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Miracle for Kids
- National League of Young Men
- Operation Gratitude
- Orange County Parks & Beaches
- ORANGE HOME GROWN
- Orange Public Library and History Center
- Orange Public Library Foundation
- Orange Senior Center
- Ronald McDonald House of Orange County
- Santa Ana Zoo
- Second Harvest
- Villa Park Community Services Foundation
- Working Wardrobes
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Bonnie Elliott
- President Elect: Tamara Dunst
- Secretary: Alicia Yoast
- Treasurer: Suruchi Banez
- Parliamentarian: Christine Morrell
- Vice President Communications: Christina Edwards
- Vice President Membership: Adria Salvatore
- Vice President Philanthropy: Julia McCuistion
- Vice President New Members: Christie Griffith
- Vice President Ticktockers: Kristi DeMarco
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Debi Ohman
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.
Through our service, our annual events, and our program’s Six-Year Plan, National Charity League, Inc. Orange/Villa Park Chapter promotes cultural values and traditions that help shape our members and strengthen our commitment to the community.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions, such as our Chapter Tea, which honors the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders who are dedicated to serve the community.
- Community Connections – As mothers and daughters, we build connections through experiences that shape and support our lives.
Some of the cultural experiences in which our Orange/Villa Park Chapter engages include:
- Musical – 7th Grade
- Theatre – 8th Grade
- Symphony – 9th Grade
- Museums/Gardens – 10th Grade
- Art – 11th Grade
- Dance – 12th Grade
Our Chapter Fashion Show is an annual event that raises funds for our approved Chapter philanthropies. It is hosted by our 11th grade class and the daughters are the featured models. All proceeds from the event are distributed based on our philanthropies needs in the community and then decided by the 11th grade daughters, who then personally deliver the checks to the philanthropies. The Fashion Show is one of our most fun-filled and memorable events of the year! Learn more about the 2022 Fashion Show here
The six year Mother-Daughter experience culminates in a ceremony for the 12th graders called Senior Recognition. Senior Recognition is a formal dinner/dance, celebrating the successful completion of the Senior daughters’ Six-Year Plan which emphasizes social and cultural training; leadership development; and the commitment of many philanthropic hours to the community. Orange/Villa Park Chapter hosts our Senior Recognition each year in the spring; this event has come to signify the daughters’ entrance into the adult world, celebrates her accomplishments and service in National Charity League, Inc.