The Junior League of Columbia is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.
We seek to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that creating and sustaining a diverse Membership is critical to our Mission. Living the value of diversity means we are committed to centering equity, inclusion, and belonging in our individual, organizational, and community relationships.
The Junior League of Columbia is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI).
Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.
For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.
Today, AJLI is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance, and leadership development opportunities to its member Leagues. Through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive resources, customized consultations, and League and member benefits, it supports its member Leagues in the fulfillment of The Junior League’s Mission. AJLI is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, which is accountable to the Leagues and comprised of women who are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The Association’s New York City-based staff, under the leadership of the Executive Director, provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.
AJLI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All of its programs and activities are supported by League membership dues, foundation and corporate grants, and other revenue-producing efforts.