Our Commitment

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society.

How the Program Works

Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural activities. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization are Sustainers.

Community Service

Understand our community’s philanthropic needs and take action to help solve them. Some of the areas supported by local Chapters include:

  • Disadvantaged children’s agencies
  • Soup kitchens/food pantries
  • Performing arts institutions and programs
  • Convalescent hospitals and Senior citizens centers/Day care centers
  • Children’s hospitals
  • Women’s health initiatives
  • Military veterans organizations

Leadership Development

Nurture confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships. Some essential skills developed include:

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

Cultural Experiences

Cultivate values and traditions that shape the NCL role and contribution in our communities.

  • Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions, such as our Chapter Tea, that honor the past while serving the future.
  • Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization and a community of mother-daughter leaders.
  • Community Connections – As mothers and daughters, we build connections through experiences that shape and support our lives.