About

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national non-profit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in Chapters across the United States. NCL, Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1925 and incorporated in 1958.

Mission

To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Vision

Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.

Core Values

Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness

Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead

Nurturing through mentorship

Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion

Providing depth of support in local communities

Integrity and excellence in everything we do

NCL, Inc. History

The NCL, Inc. story began in 1925 when a small group of women founded the organization in Los Angeles. They supported the American Red Cross by making layettes and assembling food baskets. The women engaged their daughters’ support, and by 1938, the daughters formed their own group.

In 1947, both groups united to become the nation’s first mother-daughter philanthropic organization, calling itself “National Charity League.”

NCL expanded its program beyond philanthropic work to include leadership and cultural experiences. In 1958, National Charity League was reorganized and incorporated as two separate organizations: National Charity League, Inc. and National Charity League, Los Angeles Founder Chapter.

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 experiences. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization are Sustainers. As a result of the NCL Experience, the participants become confident, well rounded and socially aware contributors to society.