Honoring Our Leadership

We would like to formally recognize all of the generous, selfless, visionary women who have served as former NCL, Inc. Board of Directors presidents. Their leadership and incredible achievements have inspired new generations of Members to follow in their footsteps. We thank you for your compassionate volunteerism and unwavering commitment to National Charity League and the philanthropies we serve.


Board Presidents
  • Denise Lilley (Mrs. Charley Lilley) – 2019-Present
  • Lynne Zuckerman (Mrs. Robert Zuckerman) – 2017-2019
  • Donna Welsh (Mrs. Ted Welsh) – 2015-2017
  • Shawn Sylvia (Mrs. John Sylvia) – 2013-2015
  • Ellen Saliba (Mrs. Edward Saliba) – 2011-2013
  • Lenora Stewart (Mrs. David Stewart) – 2009-2011
  • Michele Crabtree (Mrs. Ralph Crabtree) – 2007-2009
  • Theresa Stamey (Mrs. V. John White) – 2005-2007
  • Jinky Hinks (Mrs. Edward Hicks) – 2003-2005
  • Linda Martens (Mrs. Harlan Martens) – 2001-2003
  • Chriss Alwood (Mrs. Gary Alwood) – 1999-2001
  • Karen Day (Mrs. Jefferson Day) – 1997-1999
  • Kaylyn Green (Mrs. David Green) – 1995-1997
  • Sabra Bordas (Mrs. Peter Bordas) – 1993-1995
  • Marylou Hill (Mrs. Douglas Hill) – 1992-1993
  • Rosemarie Evans (Mrs. Robert Evans) – 1991-1992
  • Gwen Byrd – 1990-1991
  • Beth Eichel (Mrs. Berkley S. Eichel) – 1988-1990
  • Janet Killian (Mrs. Albert Killian) – 1986-1988
  • Joan Burkett (Mrs. Russel E. Burkett, Jr.) – 1984-1986
  • B.J. Jenkins (Mrs. Russell H. Jenkins) – 1982-1984
  • Jan Dion (Mrs. Mitchell Dion, Jr.) – 1980-1982
  • Margot Konzen (Mrs. Robert Lewis Konzen) – 1978-1980
  • Susan Corlett (Mrs. Edward Leisy Corlett) – 1976-1978
  • Sharon Witter (Mrs. Phelps Witter, Jr.) – 1974-1976
  • Arletta Olrich (Mrs. Earl Stafford Olrich) – 1972-1974
  • LaVerne Kimbrough (Mrs. Arthur Richard Kimbrough) – 1970-1972
  • Marguerite Kloepher (Mrs. Lynn William Kloepher) – 1968-1970
  • Win Kruger (Mrs. Arthur Henry Kruger) – 1966-1968
  • Jane Baker (Mrs. Francis Jack Baker) – 1964-1966
  • Dorothy Gibson (Mrs. Thomas A. Gibson) – 1962-1964
  • Mrs. John A. Stransky, Jr. – 1960-1962
  • Mrs. Hugh Yancey – 1958-1960, first president of “National Charity League, Inc.” 
  • Mrs. Richard B. Terkel – 1956-1958
  • Mrs. Walter James – 1954-1956
  • Mrs. Marcus Arthur McClure – 1950-1954, served 2 terms as President
  • Mrs. Paul William Lawrence – 1947-1950
  • Mrs. Marcus Arthur McClure – 1946, called “The Charity League”
  • Mrs. Paul William Lawrence – 1925, founder