About our Chapter
Since 1947, National Charity League, Inc. has thrived as one of the nation’s most distinctive and well respected mother-daughter organizations.
The Diablo Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was formed in 1989. Our chapter was the first of five chapters formed in the San Ramon Valley. Our members are residents of Alamo, Diablo, and Danville.
We have grown to a current membership of over 175 mothers and 230 daughters. We are very proud that we support and meet the requests of our philanthropy partners by approaching 11,000 annual hours of volunteer service in our community.
Our mission is to foster the mother – daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
The Diablo Valley Chapter of NCL, Inc. develops its own 6 year plan for the daughters, called Ticktockers. The goal is to develop life skills, professional skills and social skills through:
- Philanthropy work
- Leadership training
- Cultural experiences
- Educational activities
In addition to working closely with her Ticktocker, all mothers, called Patronesses, hold a chapter job and actively participate as leaders in the operational success of the chapter.
NCL, Inc. members are mothers and daughters in grades 7-12 who have made a commitment of time and service and accept the financial responsibility of membership in a chapter.
NCL, Inc., Diablo Valley Chapter members reside in the San Ramon Valley High School or Monte Vista High School attendance area.
Our Core Values
National Charity League, Inc. stands for:
- Honoring the mother/daughter bond by learning together, 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.
Both Ticktockers and Patronesses commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours in the community, a minimum number of service hours in support of the chapter, and participation in a percentage of meetings, activities and events. There are annual dues and fees for required chapter activities.