About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Poway 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 her daughter shall attend, a school within the Poway Unified School District boundaries. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Poway aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


At the Poway Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.
We Are Proudly Celebrating!

20 Years of Learning and Leadership

20 Years of Culture and Community


To commemorate the Poway Chapter’s 20th Anniversary, we are launching “20 Years of Giving Back” which begins December 1 and runs through Friday, January 8, 2021. Every penny raised will go directly toward the philanthropy partners you will help us choose and the Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship fund. In addition, the chapter will be matching donations up to $5,000 to increase our impact on our philanthropy partners!  To date, we have raised $4,442.50!!


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 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

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.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • City of Poway
  • Girls on the Run San Diego
  • I Love a Clean San Diego
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • My Girlfriend’s Closet
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront
  • Poway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Poway Unified School District
  • Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Rancho YMCA
  • San Diego Food Bank
  • San Diego Humane Society (SD & Escondido Campuses)
  • Special Olympics
  • The Clearity Foundation
  • The Kindness Campaign

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • President: Kristine Brownlee
  • President Elect: Heather Zolzer
  • Secretary: Jen Gladheim
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Sumrall
  • Parliamentarian: Sarah Smith
  • Vice President Communications: Jenn Burg
  • Vice President Membership: Mary Gorman
    Jennifer Berk
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Laura Pomeranz
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Candice Yee
    Nancy Canty
  • Vice President Provisionals: Gianne Brintwood
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Nicole Saeger
    Mary Costello
  • Sustainer Liaison: Corri-Anne Burgess

Cultural Experiences

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.