Chapter History

The Pleasanton chapter of National Charity League began in 1998 with sixteen founding Patronesses and their daughters and was led by Jeanne Paschall, the first chapter president.  In the beginning, they did not have enough members to be recognized as an official chapter.  But in less than one year, they had quickly grown to 80 members and, in April 1999, the National Council of NCL bestowed them with provisional chapter status.  On January 10, 2000, the NCL Board of Directors approved the Pleasanton chapter as a charter chapter.

Fun facts

  • Our first five philanthropies were:
    • The American Cancer Society
    • Easter Seal Society of the Bay
    • The Hope Hospice Thrift Shop
    • Pleasanton Senior Center
    • Pleasanton Unified School District
  • The very first Mother-Daughter Tea was held on May 23, 1999 at the historic landmark Century House in downtown Pleasanton.
  • Sandee McNeil, a current sustainer who graciously hosts the Senior Toast event at her house every year, was a founding member of our chapter.


Pleasanton Chapter Trailblazers

The first four presidents of the Pleasanton chapter were (L-R) Teresa Rombach, Diane Wagner, Jeanne Paschall, and Rosemary Wylie.