Sugar Land Jewels

About Our Chapter

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

  1. The Sugar Land Jewels Chapter is a nonprofit organization which embraces the NCL, Inc.’s mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Membership in our Chapter is for mothers and daughters in the Sugar Land area that are in 7th – 12th grade.  Our members follow the NCL Experience, the Six Year Core Program designed to further the NCL, Inc. mission through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Currently, the Sugar Land Jewels chapter supports eight Fort Bend County Philanthropies.  Some of the community service areas supported by our Chapter include:  educational organizations, children with special needs, community land beautification and senior citizen outreach organizations.

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

Thank you for your interest in the National Charity League, Inc., Sugar Land Jewels Chapter.  Our members should reside in or attend school in Sugar Land.

The Membership Drive for the Sugar Land Jewels Chapter is closed. The Membership Drive for 2024-25 will open on January 15, 2024.

If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations, and membership drive timeline; if you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to submit an inquiry as well.

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

If you are a current member and need to access Legacy/ Reverse Legacy forms for membership, please click here to fill out and submit the Legacy Form. Legacy forms are available 8/22/22 and must be submitted by 10/30/22.

Thank you again for your interest in our NCL, Inc., Sugar Land Jewels Chapter!





Our motto for this year is: Leading with a Devoted Heart for Service!”



Dawana Gholar Taylor


Georgia Smith

VP Membership:

Erika Johnson 

VP Philanthropy:

Rebecca Perez

VP Chapter Engagement & Inclusion:

Karen Rakers Dowd & Jessica Williams

VP Provisionals:

Dana Kelly

VP Ticktockers:

Ashley Lynn & Tammy Su

VP Communications:

Sheetal Sashital 


Dwanna Sowells


Charlene Sabonghy


Tammy Luster

Immediate Past President

Jennifer Cox

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

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • Fort Bend County Women’s Center – Pennywise
  • Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land
  • Hope for Three
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Lunches of Love
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Reining Strength
  • Skate Therapy
  • Sugar Land Health Care Center

NCL, Inc.’s chapters promote 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.

Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, Fort Bend Women’s Center/Pennywise, Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land, Hope for Three, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association, Lunches of Love, Fort Bend Seniors -Meals on Wheels and Much More,  Skate Therapy, Nery’s Promise, Reining Strength, Operation Gratitude, Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross, The ARC and Sugar Land Health Care Center.



Leadership Development

Through working with our daughters, we strive to empower them to become empathetic, community-minded leaders.  Some of the valuable skills they develop in fulfilling this role includes:  planning and running grade level meetings, event planning, public speaking, cultural appreciation and etiquette.  Most importantly, they build self-confidence by stepping out of their comfort zone through serving others and their community.  The Sugar Land Jewels Chapter strives to instill the values of working together to make our surrounding community a better place to live.

Cultural Experiences

As future leaders, our Ticktockers continually strive to build stronger ties with our community and the individuals within it. Through this exposure and understanding, our Ticktockers are able to grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and support their lives. Our NCL Experience in the Six Year Core Program identifies a specific cultural focus for each grade level to expose Ticktockers to a wide range of cultural experiences (dance, music, art theatre, etc.) during their journey through our program.

Our Chapter History

The Sugar Land Jewels chapter began when nine women gathered over the summer of 2016 to discuss bringing the NCL Experience to Sugar Land.  The founding board continued to gather at Felicia Smith’s home to begin the formal pre-formation process to become an expansion chapter. These founding mothers knew that the city had many wonderful families that were passionate about their community, but they did not know how quickly word would spread that NCL, Inc. was coming to Sugar Land.

Through the hard work and focus of these nine mothers, the National Charity League, Inc. held a formation meeting on February 27, 2017, and welcomed an impressive 95 founding members to the Sugar Land Jewels Chapter.  Today, we have over 150 members and are continuing to grow and support our community.


President:  Felicia Smith

VP Membership:  Mandy Boudreaux

VP Patroness Activities:  Deann Moore

VP Ticktockers:  Shelly Stubbs

VP Philanthropy:  Rachel Leaman

VP Communication:  Toni Burns

Treasurer:  Courtney Curtis

Parliamentarian:  Pamela Liedy

Secretary:  Amy Bergman