With over 200 members, the NCL, Inc., Sugar Land Jewels Chapter has a strong future in the city. National Charity League, Inc. is a non-profit national organization of mother-daughter members in chapters throughout 26 states. The mission of NCL, Inc. is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.
The vision of NCL, Inc., is through the mother-daughter relationship, NCL, Inc., will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting their communities today and for generations to come. The members experience these areas while providing support to the local communities as their daughters develop into young women. The NCL, Inc., Sugar Land Jewels chapter was founded by Chapter President Felicia Smith. When asked why Smith decided to found a Sugar Land chapter, she smiles.
“When I heard of the NCL, Inc. chapters in Houston, I immediately wanted a chapter in Sugar Land,” she said. “I knew it would be perfect for me and my daughter, Gaby. I love the three pillars of NCL and how it begins in middle school versus high school. Seventh and eighth grades are such formative years for a girl. It is amazing to volunteer side-by-side with your daughter. NCL definitely nurtures the mother-daughter bond like no other organization.”
To help make her dream a reality, Smith invited eight members of the community to join her on the board of directors last summer.
To begin their philanthropic journey, the Sugar Land Jewels Chapter selected four initial philanthropies in which to serve this summer: Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land, Hope for Three, Fort Bend Seniors – Meals on Wheels, and the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. They look forward to working with them and adding more agencies as their membership grows.