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. 

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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.

  • Sustainers are graduated members in good standing.
  • Membership is open to young women in rising grades 7 – 12 and their mothers. 
  • Applications for new members (moms and daughters) are due at the end of January to join NCL late spring of that year.  The expectation is that membership continues through senior year of high-school.

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:

  • AIDSWalk San Francisco
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Brady Riding – Horses in California, Inc.
  • Edgewood Center for Children and Families
  • Family House
  • GGNRA Teens on Trails
  • Golden Gate Lab Rescue
  • Habitat for Humanity San Francisco
  • Hamilton Family Center
  • Holy Family Day Home
  • Homeless PreNatal Program
  • Meals on Wheels San Francisco
  • Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center
  • Presidio Native Plant Nursery
  • Princess Project
  • Randall Museum
  • Raphael House
  • Richmond Neighborhood Center
  • SF Fire Dept. Toy Drive
  • SF Food Bank
  • St. Anne’s Home
  • St. Anthony’s Foundation
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • The Kindness Campaign

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

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: Tanya Miller
  • President Elect: Kathleen Darling
  • Secretary: Maira Hallinan
  • Treasurer: Kristin Stans
  • Parliamentarian: Kerry Dolan
  • Vice President Communications: Katherine Hagan
    Denise Gow
  • Vice President Membership: Marissa Brandon
    Carolyn Colpitts
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Nicole Barker
    Erin Steere
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Leith Barry
    Mai Mai Wythes
  • Vice President Provisionals: Donna Armstrong
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Karin Nelson
    Anne Berger
  • Sustainer Liaison: Jill Maisto

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

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.

San Francisco Chapter during COVID-19

Our chapter is operating virtually and volunteering remotely or in outdoor, socially distanced activities during the COVID-19 crisis.  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!

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