National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national organization of mothers and daughters. The mothers are called Patronesses and the daughters are called Ticktockers. The mission of NCL, Inc. is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Your membership in the organization and our program, the NCL Experience – Six-Year Core Program, will offer opportunities to participate in each of these three program areas:

  • Community Service: To learn what philanthropic needs exist in our community and to help meet those needs whenever possible.
  • Leadership Development: To enhance potential leadership skills through team building, problem solving, mentoring, and group dynamics.
  • Cultural Experiences: To create an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.

Philanthropy is one of our three Mission Pillars: Mothers and Daughters working together to serve our Chapter’s philanthropy partners

The philanthropies that we currently support are:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Austin Dog Rescue
  • Austin Parks & Recreation
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities
  • CareBox
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes
  • Operation Homefront
  • Settlement Home
  • Sickle Cell Association
  • Special Olympics of Texas
  • Susan G Komen Foundation
  • Thinkery
  • Westminster Retirement Home
  • Zilker Botanical Garden



Treaty Oak Chapter’s philanthropy partnership provides valuable hands-on volunteer support of local philanthropies with a goal to provide meaningful learning and leadership opportunities for mother-daughter joint participation.

The process of identifying potential philanthropies includes assessment of criteria for a good partner.  Verify that the potential philanthropy meets the qualifications of a good philanthropy partner and assess whether the volunteer opportunities are compatible with Treaty Oak’s needs.

Since inception Treaty Oak has served over 10,265 hours.  We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and look forward to seeing our hours grow as the chapter continues to develop.