About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Phoenix 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 Phoenix metropolitan area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Phoenix aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, the Phoenix Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. is the oldest chapter in Arizona. In 1990, born out of an unwavering commitment to raise their daughters to become strong leaders and positively impact the community through service, a group of eight women met in their homes to determine the interest in establishing an NCL, Inc. Chapter in Phoenix.
In 1995, the Phoenix Chapter of NCL was granted official Charter Status at the convention in Los Angeles. Today, the Phoenix Chapter has nearly 300 members with a wonderful sustainer membership. We are further blessed to have granddaughters of our founding members enjoying time with their mothers and grandmothers through this six-year experience.
Today, each grade level has 25 Mother/Daughter teams. Our Ticktockers mostly attend schools in central Phoenix neighborhoods. Many of our Ticktockers attend: Phoenix Country Day School, Arcadia High School, Xavier College Prep, Arizona School of the Arts, Sunnyslope High School, Christ Lutheran School, St. Francis Xavier, St. Thomas the Apostle, Madison Traditional Academy, Basis – Phoenix and Basis – Scottsdale.
We are continually amazed by the young women from our chapter who have been empowered by their experiences, become dedicated to life-long service and philanthropic work in their communities, and have strengthened the incredible bond they share with their mother as a result of their time in NCL, Inc. We are proud of our role in development of these strong women and are excited to see them start their lives as independent, committed philanthropists.
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
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
WHO SHOULD APPLY TO THE PHOENIX CHAPTER?
Prospective members are mothers with daughters in grades 6-9 who reside in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area at the time of the membership drive.
There are 10 chapters in the Phoenix area. Please note that a prospective member shall only apply to one chapter.
WHEN TO APPLY
Prospective members should apply during our Annual Membership Drive from October-December. We do not maintain a wait list.
HOW TO APPLY
- Since NCL is a six-year commitment for both mothers and daughters, we want to make sure prospective members understand the annual requirements of membership. Please review our membership requirements here.
- Click here (Link to Membership Inquiry form) to submit a Membership Inquiry Form. You will receive a link to submit a Prospective Membership Application from our Vice President of Membership.
- If you have questions through any part of this process, please contact our Vice President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are new to the area or do not know anyone in the Phoenix Chapter, please let us know. We will strive to connect you with courtesy sponsors.
Securing a sponsor, applying to the Phoenix Chapter of NCL, Inc. and/or inquiring about membership does not guarantee membership due to class size limitations.
Prospective Members who have an older sibling in the Phoenix Chapter of NCL, Inc. are considered legacies and are given priority consideration for membership.
The annual draw is conducted in January of each year.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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.
Some of the philanthropies we work with are:
- Arizona State Veterans Home
- Cancer Support Community Arizona
- CASA Academy
- Desert Mission Food Bank
- Foundation for Blind Children
- Free Arts for Abused Children of AZ
- Gardens of Scottsdale
- ICM Food and Clothing Bank
- Phoenix Animal Care Coalition 911
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix
- Ryan House
- St. Mary’s Food Bank
- St. Vincent de Paul of Arizona
The Phoenix Chapter has maintained long-lasting relationships with our partnering organizations for over 25 years. As our community grows and develops, our partnerships evolve in dynamic ways. Annually, our mother daughter teams provide thousands of hours of service in countless ways such as; preparing food boxes for distribution at food banks, hosting holiday events, playing bingo with residents living in senior care facilities, providing after school tutoring for young children, and serving meals to people and families who struggle daily with hardships. Our chapter thrives in partnership with these organizations.
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Stacey Wolf
- President Elect: Ann Halaby
- Secretary: Stephanie Hertzberg
- Treasurer: Shauna Gliss
- Parliamentarian: Doreen Valente
- Vice President Communications: Kellie Parker
- Vice President Membership: Tiffany Parker
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lori Myrick
- Vice President Philanthropy: Jean Cody
Jenny Ray McCloskey
- Vice President Provisionals: Dory Gosar
- Vice President Ticktockers: Kelly Brown
- Sustainer Liaison: Dyan Getz
Carolyn and Christine Board
Gena and Allison Bonsall
Shän and Paige Francis
Susan and Katie French
Barbara and Ryanne Gallagher
Cindy and Kathleen Gilbert
Lenni and Tiffany Griego
Kathleen and Janey Henze
Martha and Molly Hunter
Gretchen and Heather Manson
Rena and Kristin Marlar
Mary Ann and Bridget O’Neil
Charlotte and Mary Frances Scott
PHOENIX CHAPTER PAST PRESIDENTS
Martha Hunter (Mrs. Ray) 1990-1992
Shän Francis (Mrs. William) 1992-1993
Barbara Gallagher (Mrs. Michael) 1993-1994
Pat McDermott (Mrs. Edward) 1994-1995
Nan Strand (Mrs. Danny) 1995-1996
Lenni Griego (Mrs. Bob) 1996-1997
Sally Hartley (Mrs. Tom) 1997-1999
Debbie Tupper (Mrs. Todd) 1999-2000
Jennifer Sprague (Mrs. Tim) 2000-2001
Polly Fitz-Gerald (Mrs. Michael) 2001-2002
Debra Cain (Mrs. William) 2002-2003
Debbie Frazelle (Mrs. Michael) 2003-2004
Susie Cole (Mrs. Doug) 2004-2005
Cathy Reahard (Mrs. Tom) 2005-2006
Kim Zieser (Mrs. Steven) 2006-2007
Leslie Berry (Mrs. David) 2007-2008
Terri Ann Greenberg (Mrs. Steve) 2008-2009
Kathryn Piskulick (Mrs. Roger) 2009-2010
Kathryn Petsas (Mrs. William) 2010-2011
Betsy Moore (Mrs. R. C.) 2011-2013
Cristina Hatton (Mrs. Andrew) 2013-2014
Pam Kolbe (Mrs. David) 2014-2015
Michele Lundstedt (Mrs. Robert) 2015-2016
Melissa Brutlag (Mrs. James) 2016-2017
Laura Westfall (Mrs. James) 2017-2018
Sarah Gallagher (Mrs. Garrick) 2018-2019
Booke Machen (Mrs. Craig) 2018-2019
Donna Lane (Mrs. Beau) 2019-2020
Lara Murphy (Mrs. Richard) 2019-2020
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.