Our Chapter History

In 1997, a group of women were inspired to initiate the formation of a second National Charity League, Inc. chapter in New Canaan.  The newly formed board, led by their first president, Margaret Naku, created the chapter’s name and embarked on the formal process to establish a chapter.  This would require five years of provisional status within the national organization.  In 2001, our chapter completed all requirements to become a chartered chapter.

Margaret’s dedication was honored with the formation of The Margaret Naku Award in 2001.  This award is given annually to one ticktocker in each grade for recognition of service and dedication.  Thanks to the group of women in New Canaan, we have a vibrant and active group of mothers and daughters serving our community together.

The Canaan Parish Chapter of NCL, Inc. with over 200 members, strives to strengthen the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, educational, leadership and cultural components.  Our mothers and daughters in grades seven through twelve have an interest in, and are committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.  Our chapter is composed of mother-daughter teams who are responsible, dedicated, skilled volunteers actively engaged in local community work.

The core of our chapter’s focus is found in the list of philanthropies that the Canaan Parish Chapter is committed to supporting through volunteer hours and leadership presence.  The NCL, Inc. tagline states our efforts simply: Mothers and Daughters Serving Communities Together