San Francisco

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., San Francisco 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 Francisco area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, San Francisco aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The San Francisco Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. was chartered in December of 2004. As the first “urban” chapter in the NCL, Inc. family, the San Francisco Chapter has had a huge impact on the mission statement and direction of NCL, making it less of a “social” and more of a philanthropic entity over the years. We are committed to hands-on philanthropic engagement within our community.

San Francisco Chapter Mission Statement

To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. 


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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

NCL is a 6-year commitment which requires a minimum number of volunteer hours, attendance at regular meetings, and support of chapter operations via an assigned job.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • AIDSWalk San Francisco
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Brady Riding – Horses in California, Inc.
  • Children’s Book Project
  • Disaster Response
  • Edgewood Center for Children and Families
  • Family House
  • GGNRA Teens on Trails
  • Habitat for Humanity San Francisco
  • Hamilton Families
  • Holy Family Day Home
  • Homeless PreNatal Program
  • Horizons at San Francisco Friends School
  • Meals on Wheels San Francisco
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Philanthropy – Make-up Hours
  • Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center
  • Presidio Native Plant Nursery
  • Randall Museum
  • Raphael House
  • Refuse Refuse
  • Richmond Neighborhood Center
  • SF Fire Dept. Toy Drive
  • SF Food Bank
  • SFNCL Philanthropy Fair
  • St. Anthony’s Foundation
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen
  • The Guardsmen
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • There With Care
  • The San Francisco Chapter of NCL excels in providing a wide variety of philanthropic opportunities to our members. Our philanthropy partners include opportunities in the following categories:  service for the homeless, the hungry, children with disabilities, the elderly, women and family services, the environment, and healthcare.

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Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Kathleen Darling
  • President Elect: Kelly Canady
  • Secretary: Leah Alvarez
  • Treasurer: Rose O’Driscoll
  • Parliamentarian: Sara Morimoto Swain
  • Vice President Communications: Kathleen Jackson
  • Vice President Membership: Carol Bulgatti
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kelley Myerberg
  • Vice President New Members: Maggie Shepard
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Maria Kelly
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Cheryl Lewis

We recently had an all-chapter meeting discussing our values.  Here is what is important to our members!

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.

San Francisco Chapter during COVID-19

 Examples of our current efforts include:

  • Beach clean-up
  • Richmond Neighborhood Center – Food Pantry Pop Up and Meal delivery
  • Brady Riding – Assisting with the animals and barn
  • The Edgewood Center for Children and Families – donating school supplies
  • Operation Gratitude – letter writing to service members
  • Homeless Prenatal Program – assembling art kits for kids 

 . . . and many more!

Brady Riding