National Charity League of Carmel earns award, seeks new members


Along with providing support for nonprofits, the National Charity League of Carmel aims to provide an excellent bonding experience for mothers and daughters.

Ansley Jentz and her daughter, Kate, a Carmel High School sophomore, joined before her seventh-grade year. Girls can join after their sixth-grade year and continue participating through senior year. The Carmel chapter started in 2019.

“It’s a six-year curriculum for the girls,” said Jentz, the chapter’s president. “It’s cool to do these opportunities with your daughter along with making new friendships with people we are serving on committees with or out in the community.”

The National Charity League of Carmel received the Circle of Excellence award for 2022-23, one of five chapters nationwide to earn the distinction.

CHS junior Katherine Warren said she was fortunate to begin her NCL experience with her mother five years ago.

“Observing her leadership, as the chapter president last year, inspired me to become our class president this year,” Warren said. “My involvement with NCL has helped me further develop my leadership skills, using a servant leader mindset, while making meaningful contributions to the community with our numerous partner relationships.”

Jentz said the girls work together at each grade level.

NCL’s mission is to cultivate leaders.

“The National Charity League has allowed me to widen my impact across my community and allowed me to grow as I learn things like time management and compassion,” CHS junior Emma Imler said.

Dani Wilson, an Indiana Diaper Bank volunteer and community outreach manager, said the partnership has been valuable.

“They have become volunteers we can trust and rely on, during their monthly events and public events and everything in between,” Wilson said. “They come to help us pack partner requests, work corporate and community events, bundle diapers, and advocate for our mission.”

Jentz said the group is partnering with 18 nonprofits. There are 199 mothers and daughters participating this year.

The chapter membership drive opened Jan. 15 and will run through March 1 for the class of 2030, girls now in sixth grade that reside in Carmel Clay Schools boundaries. For more, visit Those interested in membership should contact [email protected].