National Charity League Forms A New Chapter in Bend Oregon

Our first nonprofit partner is one of Bend’s newest organizations launched in late 2019. National Charity League is a philanthropic organization of mothers and daughters serving the community together through volunteerism. We are honored to help NCL, Bend launch their new Chapter and start building a strong organization to serve our shared community. 

NCL flowers delivered to The Collective NWX
Beautiful flowers delivered to The Collective NWX for hosting their group.

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization, has announced the formation of the Bend Chapter. This is the organization’s 272nd chapter to form in the United States.

The Bend Chapter is open to mothers and daughters who reside in or attend school in Deschutes County. This chapter, combined with the existing chapters (Blue Heron, Lake Oswego, Oregon Rose, Portland, Sunnyside, and Three Rivers) brings the total number of Oregon NCL Members to over 1,500. Last year, the existing chapters served 28,614 philanthropy hours and supported approximately 100 philanthropy partners.

In addition to participating in national philanthropic initiatives, the chapter’s inaugural members will have the opportunity to choose which local organizations they will support through hands-on volunteer service hours. Daughters in 7th through 12th grade, known as Ticktockers, and their mothers, known as Patronesses, will together embark on a core program focused on philanthropy, strengthening mother-daughter relationships, cultural experiences and leadership opportunities.

National Charity League meeting at The Collective NWX
National Charity League meeting at The Collective NWX

“I’m incredibly excited to establish and launch the new Bend Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), a special organization with a rich history and proven model for success across the nation,” said Andra von Behren, President of the NCL, Inc., Bend Chapter. “For mothers with daughters, our local group provides a unique opportunity to spend quality time together and lead by example—fostering a greater sense of social responsibility and caring for others. Looking forward to great things ahead for our moms, our daughters and our community!”

For more information, please contact the VP of Membership at