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 in 2020, 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 over 300 members with a wonderful sustainer membership. We are further blessed to see granddaughters of our founding members enjoying time with their mothers and grandmothers through their six-year experience.
Each grade level has 25 Mother/Daughter teams. Our Ticktockers mostly attend the following schools: 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 in NCL and become dedicated to life-long service and philanthropic work in their communities. We are honored to have had the opportunity to offer experiences that result in strengthening the incredible bond they share with their mothers as a result of their time in NCL.
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.
How Do I Apply?
To apply please click on the Membership Inquiry Form link ABOVE. Once you have filled out the Membership Inquiry Form and submitted it, you will receive a link to submit a Membership Application from our Vice President of Membership. In combonation with that link, the email will provide you with information about attending an optional Informational/ Prospective zoom meeting. Since NCL is a possible six-year commitment for both mothers and daughters, we want to make sure our prospective members understand the annual requirements of membership. If you have questions about any part of this process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Vice President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commonly Asked Questions
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.
When can we apply?
Our Annual Membership Drive runs January 15th – March 15th. We do not maintain a wait list.
How many chapters are in Phoenix?
There are 10 chapters in the Phoenix area. Please note that a prospective member shall only apply to one chapter.
What if I do not know a member of the Phoenix Chapter?
If you are new to the area or do not know anyone in the Phoenix Chapter, please let us know.
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 March of each year.
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
- Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Cancer Support Community Arizona
- CASA Academy
- Disaster Response
- Foundation for Blind Children
- Free Arts for Abused Children of AZ
- Gardens of Scottsdale
- Homeward Bound
- Nourish Phoenix
- Operation Gratitude
- 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
- Valleywise Health Foundation
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.
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: Kelly Yunis
- President Elect: Marcy Mills
- Secretary: Sara Armstrong
- Treasurer: Kellie Parker
- Parliamentarian: Abby Raddatz
- Vice President Communications: Tara Gaffney
- Vice President Membership: Amy Scott
- Vice President Philanthropy: Hillary Gagnon
- Vice President Ticktockers: Lisa Hunter
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
Click here to see our PHOENIX CHAPTER PAST PRESIDENTS
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.
In addition to the Mother Daughter Tea, the Phoenix Chapter celebrates its graduating Seniors and their mothers during its Annual Senior Recognition Luncheon. A special awards ceremony is held to recognize chapter members for their significant contributions to our community. It is such a special event. We hope that one day we will be celebrating you!