Junior League of Columbia

About the JLC

In 1924, Katharine Heath (later Mrs. James Y. Perry) and a group of 10 women organized the Junior League of Columbia  (JLC) and invited 19 other women to become members. Katharine was JLC's first president and is pictured here.  The organization was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues International in 1925. Throughout the years, JLC volunteers have been involved with numerous community organizations and worthy programs. We continue to provide volunteer hours, financial support, and leadership for many organizations in the Midlands. 


Mission Statement

The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


Vision Statement

The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands.


Reaching Out Statement

The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.


Focus Area

Healthy Children: Improving the health and well-being of children in the Midlands.