Santa Barbara

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland or Carpinteria. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Santa Barbara aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our Chapter History

Since our organization in 1962, the Santa Barbara Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., has fostered mother-daughter relationships, served dozens of philanthropies in our community, and instilled leadership values in our young members.



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.

To all applicants, even those who have a sponsor and co-sponsor—please fill out the inquiry form in order to receive a link to the application from the Santa Barbara Chapter VP of Membership.

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:

  • CADA [Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse]
  • Children’s Creative Project
  • Cottage Hospital
  • Direct Relief
  • Dream Foundation
  • Explore Ecology
  • Food Bank
  • Hearts Therapeutic
  • Mental Wellness Center
  • MOXI, Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation
  • SB Zoo
  • Storyteller Children’s Center
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
  • Unity Shoppe

Community Service

Members of the Santa Barbara Chapter have the opportunity to work with all of our 23 philanthropic partners, providing valuable support to such organizations as Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, the Dream Foundation, Unity Shoppe, CADA (Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, and Direct Relief. 

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: Kerry Kelly
  • President Elect: Emily Johnson
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Mikkelson
  • Treasurer: Christy Janka
  • Parliamentarian: Rebecca Kracke
  • Vice President Communications: Juneal Chenoweth
    Sunita Beall
  • Vice President Membership: Jennifer Drury
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Kathryn Roberts
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kim Blankenhorn
  • Vice President Provisionals: Brooke Tiller
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Caroline Harrah
  • Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Tasca
    Allison Mowers

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.

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