Our Chapter History
The Ridgefield Area Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was started in the spring of 1990 by six Ridgefield women who learned of National Charity League, Inc. and its mission from friends on the West Coast. These women, each with incoming 7th graders, were passionate about spreading the mission of National Charity League, Inc. to the East Coast, Ridgefield Connecticut in particular. With this goal in mind, these women set out to form an expansion chapter. They worked with the National Expansion VP who traveled to Ridgefield, Connecticut to help them understand NCL expansion guidelines and to provide them with necessary orientation materials. With the guidelines and materials in hand these women organized an expansion chapter known as the Ridgefield Area Chapter. In 1996, the Ridgefield Area Chapter received chartered status and became the first official NCL, Inc. chapter on the East coast.
Today, membership in the Ridgefield Chapter stands at nearly 250 members. We serve over 30 local philanthropies and donate approximately 5,000 hours of philanthropy service to the community each year.
Our core values are as follows:
- 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
We firmly believe that this unique organization provides a positive force in the community, in the lives of our dedicated members and in the lives of the people we touch. We also believe that in this most precious and formative period, our Ticktockers absorb the standards, ideals, and sense of service and responsibility that are so worthy of preservation.