Our Chapter History

The Riverside Chapter of National Charity League was founded in 1960 under the leadership of Mrs. Edna Meairs. Our chapter founders are Mrs. Albert C. Brown, Jr., Mrs. J. Kenneth Cameron, Mrs. John A Guin, Mrs. J. Edward Lamar, Mrs. Clinton Marr, and Mrs. Marcus W. Meairs.

Our chapter values its long existing ties with the city of
Riverside and surrounding communities. Our chapter supports local school districts including Riverside Unified School District, Alvord School District, and Jurupa Unified School District. Over 20 local philanthropies are supported by the Riverside chapter, including the American Cancer Society, California Riverside Ballet, California School for the Deaf, Fox Theater Foundation, and the Riverside Art Museum. We are proud of the many Community Service Hours our chapter has donated to support our community. Building strong leaders is important to our chapter.

Our mothers and daughters develop their leadership skills through participation in our chapter board of directors, grade level leadership positions, and as members of a wide-variety of committee positions. Leadership Development among our members supports our communities today and for generations to come. One of our core values is personal growth through participation in Cultural Experiences. Mothers and daughters enjoy annual chapter events including our Holiday Tea, Senior Recognition/Fashion Show, Ticktocker Day, as well as grade level mother-daughter cultural outings and father-daughter events.

The Riverside Chapter of National Charity League is proud of our chapter history and our participation in strengthening our local communities.