Portland, April 14th, 2013. After six years of service to the community, 24 high school seniors from The National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter were honored at a special celebration at the Governor Hotel. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) Most of the young women, including Mariel Klein, Courtney Hall, Madeleine Waldram, Austin Quinlan and Sarah Murphy, began volunteering with their mothers during seventh grade and in total, the seniors worked 3,795 hours.
Class members include: Katie Zika, Austin Quinlan, Hayley Matson, Maddy Gram, Siobhan Furnary, Leighton Murphy, Lea Campbell, Sarah Murphy, Katherine Benedict and Mariel Klein.
(Back row) Lyndsey Holm, Maddy Waldram, Cori Paine, Olivia English, Emma Scherzer, Carolyn Holce, Anna Zupan, Emma Paustian, Alaina Lester, Molly Hagler, Kate Lowes, Courtney Hall, Mackenzie Dix and Claire Alexander
The class of 2013 chose a nautical theme for their recognition dinner, tying in the color red to represent their senior philanthropy beneficiary: The Red Sweater Project. The young ladies raised $1,685 for the nonprofit which provides educational opportunities for children in Tanzania.
Here are members of the class of 2013 and their mothers:
Carolyn and Karen Holce
Alaina and Linda Lester
Event co-chair Michelle Matson and Hayley Matson
Mary and Sarah Murphy
Barbara and Madeleine Gram
Mariel Klein and Elisa Klein, PortlandSocietyPage.com editor
Jean Benedict and Katherine Benedict
Cori Paine and Patricia Eddy, event co-chair
Kristin and Austin Quinlan
Elizabeth and Olivia English
Debby and Leighton Murphy
Molly and Lacy Hagler
Katie and Kristine Zika
Dee Madden and Lea Campbell
Anna and Noreen Zupan
Julia and Siobhan Furnary
Amy and Kate Lowes
Julia and Courtney Hall
Emma and Cheryl Scherzer
Molly and Emma Paustian
Candace Gray and Mackenzie Dix
Heather and Madeleine Waldram
Claire and Shannon Alexander
The girls are now excited to be sailing off to their next big adventure.
In the Portland Chapter the 144 Ticktocker members volunteered a total 3,921 Philanthropy hours, and 122 Patroness members volunteered in our community 3,147 hours. Collectively, members volunteered 7,068 hours this year.
From The Portland Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.: This chapter was chartered in April 1995 and was the first National Charity League chapter formed in the State of Oregon. Our chapter currently has 119 Patronesses and 140 Ticktockers. National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is a non-profit national organization of mothers and daughters who join together in community involvement within local chapters throughout the United States. Our goal is to foster a sense of community responsibility and strengthen the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters participate in a six-year program of philanthropic work, educational activities and cultural events. Portland Chapter Mailing address: P.O. Box 25108 Portland, Oregon 97298