Our Chapter History

The Madison Area Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was founded on June 26, 2010 when Founding President, Sheila Milton and 26 Patronesses signed a Patroness Covenant at the Middleton Fire Station No.1 in Middleton, Wisconsin.

The 26 Founding Members and the Madison Area Chapter joined forces with more than 160 other Chapters in 17 states to carry out the mission of National Charity League, Inc. in fostering mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

As an individually chartered non-profit in the State of Wisconsin, much time was devoted during the first two years to put in place necessary corporate documents, including bylaws, IRS and State of Wisconsin documentation, other Chapter support documents, and the infrastructure required to serve our members.

In its commitment to the Madison area, Madison Area Chapter initially partnered with five Philanthropies: Middleton Outreach Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Susan G. Komen-Madison, Madison Children’s Museum and Ronald McDonald House of Madison.  We saw the important role non-profits serve in the Madison area and how our volunteerism can make a difference.  Mothers and daughters volunteered together and with other Chapter members and in doing so, we met new people and forged new friendships.

The Madison Area Chapter, the first National Charity League, Inc. Chapter in the state of Wisconsin, was approved for advancement to Chartered Chapter Status at the National Board of Directors Meeting on June 3, 2012.  The Chapter is indebted to its Founding Members and to those who saw what this organization could be—for our community, for our mothers, for our daughters, and for mothers and daughters together.

Our Founding Members

Madison Area Chapter Founding Members