Our Chapter History

For more than 50 years, the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. has been a positive force in our community, through our dedication to philanthropic service, and fostering the development of strong character, leadership, and social responsibility in our daughters.

The Burbank Chapter was first organized in 1959 and chartered in 1960. A group of 28 women met on February 6, 1959 to lay plans for the Burbank Chapter, and during the first year, our chapter had 41 members comprised of Patronesses and a Senior Ticktocker group.

Many of our chapter traditions and commitments to philanthropies that were established in our first years remain with us today. Our chapter has worked with the Red Cross and the American Cancer Society since our inception, and more than 2440 hours of service were donated to these groups in our chapter’s first year alone. Our chapter newsletter, “The Burbank Broadcaster,” which was started in 1960, still keeps members up-to-date on chapter news, events, and happenings.

Dedicated to philanthropic service and anchored by the strong legacy of our founders, our chapter has grown substantially since our early days, and today boasts more than 200 members, including over 90 Ticktockers in six grade levels. As our chapter moves further into the 21st century, we proudly honor our foundation in all that we do—and most importantly, we strive to make our community a better place to live in, and to strengthen the enduring bond of mothers and daughters.

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Burbank founding member Dorothy Detweiler and daughter Jeanie tea dress shopping, circa 1959.