Portland, OR. After six years of service to the community, 26 high school seniors from The National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter were honored at a special celebration at the Sentinel Hotel on April 30th.  Most of the young women, including Bailey Cook, Shannon Kehoe, Genevieve Klein, and Jennie Menendez, began volunteering with their mothers during seventh grade and in total, the seniors worked 3,700 hours.

2017 Recognition Event Senior Class

In addition to volunteering with their mothers, the Class of 2017 hosted a carnival for 35 foster kids in grade school. They partnered with Project Lemonade to reach out to foster children in the Portland-metro area and Friends of the Children for the gym and outdoor space. Activities included a dunk tank, crafts, and basketballputting.

Dara Wilk, 2016-2017 Chapter President with Madeline Borok
and Alyssa Froude

Savannah and Sonia Niebergall

The Parker Family

Kristen and McCall Phillips

Michele and Molly Porter

Genevieve and Elisa Klein, Portland Society Page Editor

Kari and Kylie Rice

Reagan and Colleen Rundle

Julie and Grace Summers

Sarah and Carly Allen

Michelle and Grace Becker

Julie and Madeline Borok

Bailey Cook and Wendy Keeton

Pam and Lizzy Delaporte

Molly and Catie Ellis

Lanelle and Ava Fechner

Noreen and Jaclyn Flood

Kathleen and Megan Foesch

Stephanie and Alyssa Froude, who was honored with the Yellow Rosebud Award.

Carlin and Sarah Gram hold their awards. Sarah Gram was honored with the Hourglass Award, Merci Award, and Senior Service Award. The Mother-Daughter Award went to Carlin and Sara Gram.

Emma and Catarina Hunter

Molly and Stella Kalomiris

Shannon and Allison Kehoe

Lucy and Denise Koury

Amy and Bella Marconi

The Menendez family

Ashley and Ann Mepham

From the Portland Chapter of the National Charity League:

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is a non-profit organization of mothers and daughters in seventh through twelfth grades committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences. Our national organization started in 1947 and has grown to over 50,000 members in 215 chapters in 21 states across the country. The NCL Portland Chapter started in 1995 and currently consists of over 325 mothers and daughters, including Provisional and Sustainer members. We are proud to support the following organizations:

Albertina Kerr
Children’s Cancer Association
Camions of Care
Children’s Book Bank
Dress for Success
Friendly House
Komen Portland Race for The Cure
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Humane Society
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children’s Museum
Portland Rescue Mission
Project Lemonade
Project Linkage
Providence Child Center for Medically Fragile Children Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Ronald McDonald House East
Ronald McDonald House West
Rose Haven
SOLV- Friends of Trees
Special Olympics
St. Anthony Village
Street Light Shelter – Janus Youth Programs
PDX Homeless Family Solution

2017 Recognition Event Committee CO-CHAIRS were Stephanie Froude Christy Parker

COMMITTEE MEMBERS were Elisa Klein, Sonia Niebergall, Colleen Rundle, and Julie Summers

CLASS OF 2017 GRADE LEVEL ADVISORS were Michelle Becker, Kathleen Foesch, and Michele Porter