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.
To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
- 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. This paved the way for a new corporation of national significance, National Charity League, Inc. This new corporation was dedicated to expanding its vision and giving more mothers and daughters the opportunity to experience NCL. Over time, new NCL, Inc. Chapters continued to form, embracing the purpose of NCL and established Chapters.
National Charity League, Inc. now has over 200 Chapters in 23 states with more than 56,000 total members. All Chapters embrace the philosophy of strengthening the mother-daughter relationship and serving the communities through philanthropy and developing future community leaders.