Our Chapter History

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) added its second Pennsylvania chapter on September 12, 2014 when the Central Bucks Chapter formed. Central Bucks is the 195th chapter of NCL, Inc. in the US. Beth Antimarino, founding president of NCL, Inc., Central Bucks, rallied a local team of engaged and dedicated women to help bring to life the outstanding encounters that she shared with her own daughter prior to moving to the Central Bucks area.

“My daughter and I shared the most amazing experience as part of NCL when we were living in Texas. I was determined to bring the benefit of my experience to my new home in Pennsylvania and to share the same philanthropic intent and mother-daughter bonding with the women and girls in the Central Bucks area.”

One of the hallmarks of the organization’s strategy is to keep peer age groups small to ensure robust learning and leadership opportunities for all of the members. The chapter originally supported six local charities, with the goal of expanding over time as the membership increases and additional local charity needs have been identified.

To be eligible for membership in the NCL, Inc., Central Bucks chapter, daughters must currently be in 7th to 12th grade and mothers must be prepared to volunteer side-by-side with their daughter. The NCL, Inc., Central Bucks geographical boundaries include mothers and daughters who reside in Doylestown and the surrounding areas.

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NCL, Inc. is a volunteer organization with the primary mission of giving mothers and their daughters a unique opportunity to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. It is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through their three pillars of philanthropy, leadership development and cultural awareness.

Established in Los Angeles, California in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, NCL, Inc. currently has more than 256 chapters with more than 70,000 actively engaged members in 27 states.


Founding Members

The NCL, Inc., Central Bucks founding board membership includes:

Beth Antimarino, President; Linda Axenroth, VP Philanthropy; Krista Campbell, Treasurer; Jennifer Cassidy, VP Membership; Kelley Dougherty, VP Communications; April Hudson, VP Ticktockers; Nicola Hickson, VP Provisionals; Amanda Jenkinson, Secretary; Karina Martino, VP Patroness Activities and Chris Thompson, Parliamentarian.