Who We Are

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a non-profit national organization of mother and daughter members in Chapters across the United States. National Charity League was established in 1925, when a group of women founded the organization in Los Angeles. They supported the American Red Cross by making layettes and assembling food baskets for the hungry during the holidays. The women engaged their daughters and by 1938, the daughters formed their own group.

In 1947, all groups united to become the nation’s first mother-daughter charity. National Charity League expanded its program beyond philanthropic work to include educational and cultural activities. National Charity League was reorganized and incorporated in 1958 to become National Charity League, Inc.

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The Mission of NCL, Inc. is 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.

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

Our Leaders

Our NCL, Inc. Board of Directors

  • Denise Lilley – President
  • Lynne Zuckerman – Past President
  • Wendy Ridderbusch – Vice President
  • Debbie May – Treasurer
  • Jennifer Lane – Secretary
  • Andrea Barry – Region I Director
  • Beverly Hottois – Region II Director
  • Ann Spencer – Region III Director
  • Alene Riley – Region IV Director
  • Suzanne Davidson – Region V Director
  • Jennifer Madden – At Large Director #1
  • Jonell Mertens – At Large Director #2
  • Kimberly Alessio – At Large Director #3
  • Cheryl LaMee – At Large Director #4
  • Linda Kaan – At Large Director #5

Our Staff

  • Renee Tuzee – CEO
  • Iris Swinea – Director of Programs
  • Erin Journigan – Director of Membership
  • Emily Baba – Communications Manager
  • Tia Kline – Controller
  • Rebecca Warbrick – Membership Field Rep West
  • Sharla Calloway – Membership Field Rep East
  • Cassie Gabler – Communications Specialist
  • Katie Earnhart – Communications Specialist
  • Holly McClure – Resource Development
  • Teresa Bailey – Help Desk Support
  • Ginny Villa – Help Desk Support
  • Susan Merrell – Help Desk Support
  • Mona Wasef – Senior Coordinator Administration
  • Juliana Ramirez – Office Coordinator