Published April 24th, 2013
NCL Honors 2013 Graduating Seniors
Submitted by Jill Nerone
Front row, from left: Gina Nerone, Marina Pazos, Christina Romak, Natalie Garrett, Claire Winter, Karen Ranstrom, Sara Torchio, Gigi Axelrode, and Erika vonNovak. Back row: Emma Jones, Kelly Martin, Madeline Bush, Jane Baffi, Lauren Andronico, Taylor Nielson, Kendall Kovalik, Abbey Healey, Sarah Parsons, Alyssa Parsons, Jenna Reynolds, and Alison Pietrykowski. Photo Deanna Wentzel
The Lamorinda chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. - a non-profit organization of mothers and daughters who join together in community involvement through participation in philanthropic activities, along with leadership and cultural events - recently honored its 22 graduating seniors who began their service to the community, along with their mothers, after joining the chapter in seventh grade. The 2013 class of the Lamorinda Chapter, which includes girls from Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, dedicated thousands of hours of community service over the past six years to over 30 local organizations such as the Contra Costa Food Bank, Loaves and Fishes, Monument Crisis Center, Special Olympics, Blue Star Moms, the American Cancer Society, Cal Shakes, J.F. Kapnek Pediatric Aids Foundation, Las Trampas, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Shorebird Nature Center. These volunteer activities help forge a lifelong commitment to community service, and deepen the bond between mother and daughter through these shared activities. For membership information, please visit

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