Sand Hill

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Sand Hill 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 attend school in Menlo Park, Palo Alto or Atherton. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Sand Hill aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.






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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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Animal Assisted Happiness
  • Birthday Party Project
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP)
  • Disaster Response
  • Grass Roots Ecology
  • Habitat for Humanity – Greater San Francisco
  • La Comida
  • LifeMoves
  • Lytton Gardens
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • One Life Counseling
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Palo Alto Library
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Peninsula Volunteers
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Silicon Valley Bike Exchange
  • Sunday Friends
  • Surfrider Foundation

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Allison Chao
  • Secretary: Ranjini Malavalli
  • Treasurer: Alice Akahoshi
    Carol Brosious
  • Parliamentarian: Linette Boudreaux
  • Vice President Communications: Tara Chapman
  • Vice President Membership: Dulcy Freeman
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kerry Bischof
    Laura Dholakia
  • Vice President Provisionals: Laura Krane
    Courtney Marsh
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Anjana Pursnani
    Kalpana Jain
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Catherine Wilson

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.