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This banker turned stay-at-home mom, Lori Mayne, wanted to instill a love for charitable leadership activities in her two daughters, Summer and Hayley. Luckily the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Del Sol Chapter allows her to do that. The NCL’s mission statement – to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization, committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences – coincides with Lori’s wish: “to pass on that desire to give back to my daughters,” she stated.

As a former volunteer for the Children’s Hospital’s Big Sister program, Lori wanted to continue being a positive, empowering role model for her own daughters. She elaborated, “The NCL provides not only the opportunity to help others, but also allows members to take on leadership roles. As a mom, it’s important for my daughters to see me taking the lead.”

And lead she does! As VP of Membership for the NCL Del Sol Chapter – the newest chapter in San Diego – Lori expanded its membership so much that there were more applicants than space available. “I had to find space in other local chapters for the overflow!” Lori confessed. She’s also on the Board of Directors as a philanthropy liaison, and as a grade level advisor. Lori happily revealed, “the daughters are also provided opportunities to take on leadership roles.”

The NCL is involved with many philanthropies, including the Children’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the Ronald McDonald House, to name a few. Lori emphasized, “There are events all year long that need volunteers and/or donations. We just do what we can. If we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.”

When she’s not performing duties for the NCL, Lori is volunteering for her daughter Hayley’s soccer team, which recently won the Cal South National Cup. She said, “I primarily send out weekly updates to keep families informed, and make hotel arrangements when needed.” Lori also enjoys running marathons (which will include the Portland Marathon this October), photography, reading, traveling, and “spending time with friends and family over good food and fine wine!” she added.

An Encinitas resident for 20 years, having previously lived in Spokane, Washington and Phoenix, Arizona, Lori describes herself as a shy, private person. She pondered, “This is probably why volunteering suits me. When you volunteer, it’s not about you; it’s about the people and organizations you help.”

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Name of Group: National Charity League, Del Sol Chapter
Group’s Purpose: “To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experience.”
Group Contact: www.ncldelsol.org

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