About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., San Fernando Valley 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 San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, San Fernando Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
For 57 years, the San Fernando Valley chapter has held an annual charity ball. In November, our members and their guests gather at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for an elegant evening featuring the presentation of our debutantes. This event is not only an opportunity to create life long memories for our debutantes, but as our only fundraiser, it raises an average of $100,000 for to the philanthropies we support.
Our donations have included:
Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines
- Renovation of their recovery room
- Kitchen equipment and a retractable roof for graduation refreshment area
- Tactile maps at their two training locations
- Ultrasound equipment for their nursery
- Renovation of their facility, including Sam’s Cafe bathrooms and window coverings
- Funding of vehicle transportation for client excursions
- Installation of handicapped accessible sliding doors
- Adult daycare scholarships
- Funding for in-home bathing and chore assistance program
- Funding for the Caregiver Assistance Program
- Funding for food and unhoused programs
- Supplies for annual school backpack drive
- Support of annual Toy Drive
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.
The membership timeline for the San Fernando Valley Chapter opens on January 15th and prospective member applications are due March 1st. Letters of acceptance are distributed on April 1st. Typically, we accept applications for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grades. We will host a series of prospective member informational meetings where you will have the opportunity to learn about our three pillars: philanthropy, leadership and cultural experiences.
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 Cancer Society Discovery Shops
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley
- Disaster Response
- Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines
- Motion Picture & Television Fund
- My Stuff Bags Foundation
- New Horizons
- Operation Gratitude
- Special Olympics Southern California
- West Valley Food Pantry
This past year, the San Fernando Valley Chapter celebrated many philanthropic achievements and milestones. We concluded the year with close to 14,000 volunteer service hours — the most ever in our Chapter’s history. Close to 12,000 of those service hours were performed by mothers and daughters volunteering together.
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: Leila Barth
- President Elect: Liza Zafrani
- Secretary: Lori Granato
- Treasurer: Heather Farley
- Parliamentarian: Julie Nadler
- Vice President Communications: Stacey Philipsen
- Vice President Membership: Carrie Waxberg
- Vice President Philanthropy: Anne Stambaugh
- Vice President New Members: Natalie Baker
- Vice President Ticktockers: Diane Eisenstein
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Tania Kingsrud
Some leadership opportunities of the San Fernando Valley Chapter include:
- All Ticktocker Training Day
- Ball Brunch
- Charity Ball
- Father-Daughter Dinner
- Modelette Program
- Mother-Daughter Tea
- Promenade Tea
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.
Activities of the San Fernando Valley Chapter include:
- 7th Grade: Attend a ballet or dance performance
- 8th Grade: Visit a museum or art gallery
- 9th Grade: Attend an orchestral or music performance
- 10th Grade: Attend a play
- 11th Grade: Visit a college campus
- 12th Grade: Attend the charity ball
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