Our Chapter History
The Pasadena Area Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is part of a national organization which fosters mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural awareness.
The Pasadena Area Chapter is comprised of Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) who work together to address the philanthropic needs of the Pasadena area community. Together they participate in cultural and educational activities based on an age-appropriate six-year “NCL Experience” designed to develop philanthropic involvement, leadership skills and cultural awareness. Ticktockers are organized by grade level from 7th through 12th grade and are led by Patroness leaders (Grade Level Advisors) who coordinate meetings, activities and philanthropic participation around the organization’s NCL Experience. Patronesses gather together monthly at Chapter-wide meetings devoted to the business of the Chapter (philanthropy work, educational programs and leadership opportunities).
The Pasadena Area Chapter carefully considers local community needs and seeks to fulfill them through participation in philanthropic work. Patronesses and Ticktockers fulfill an annual philanthropy hours’ requirement and Chapter participation requirements.
The Senior Presentation Program is the finale to the six years of the young women’s charitable endeavors and the mother-daughter relationship fostered through National Charity League. The program includes the Senior Mothers’ Tribute Luncheon, the Senior Recognition segment of the NCL Tea, and the Formal Senior Presentation at the Chapter’s Rose Gala.