JLC RECEIVES TWO “BEST OF COLUMBIA 2019” NOMINATIONS: VOTING NOW OPEN!

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We have some exciting news! The Junior League of Columbia has been nominated for TWO “Best of Columbia” Awards! Beginning today (6/5), you are able to vote online for all of the categories. JLC has been nominated for Best Charity and Best Activist Group and has some tough competition, so being nominated is a huge… Read More

2019-2020 JLC COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

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We are excited to announce that a total of $50,000 has been awarded by the Junior League of Columbia to organizations proposing transformational projects and initiatives related to our mission and focus area and specifically addressing poverty and basic needs of children and families in the Midlands. Read more about these projects and how they… Read More

JLC Member, Sheila Willis, Honored with Compleat Lawyer Award

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Junior League of Columbia member, Sheila Willis, has been named a 2019 recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award. Sheila is an associate at Fisher & Phillips LLP in Columbia and a 2011 alumna of the University of South Carolina School of Law. In JLC, Sheila serves as a member of the Nominating Committee and previously… Read More

JLC MEMBER, ASHLEY JOHNSON, JOINS COLUMBIA’S DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & REVIEW COMMISSION

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Junior League of Columbia new member, Ashley Johnson, has been named to the city of Columbia’s Design Development and Review Commission. Ashley is an attorney with Robinson Gray law firm. The commission reviews and approves work proposed within Columbia’s historic districts, urban design areas, and designated landmarks. In addition to her JLC membership, Ashley is… Read More

JLC AT LARGE DIRECTOR, EMILY BEDENBAUGH, NAMED CHAIRWOMAN

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The Salvation Army of the Midlands announced yesterday the new chairwoman of the 2019-2020 Advisory Board, Junior League of Columbia At Large Director Emily Bedenbaugh. “The Salvation Army is so blessed to have Emily serving as chairwoman of the advisory board. She consistently exemplifies her giving spirit and will provide wonderful leadership in this role,” said… Read More

JLC Partners with Friends of Epworth for An Unforgettable Evening

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Submitted by JLC member Jessica Umbach, associate director for development, Epworth Children’s Home On March 5, the Junior League of Columbia’s Healthy Kids in Transition Committee helped throw an incredible and unforgettable party for the children at Epworth Children’s Home! The Friends of Epworth, a group of young professionals who help to raise undesignated funds… Read More

JLC MEMBER, KARA SIMMONS, NAMED TO COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD

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Junior League of Columbia member, Kara Simmons, has been named to the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Kara currently serves as the JLC’s education and development chair. Kara was very involved with the Obama Foundation’s Community Leaders Corp in the Midlands. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College, the executive director… Read More

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

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The purpose of the JLC Community Impact Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. The 2019-2020 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Request for Proposals is open. Find more information here: 2019 JLC Community Impact Grant RFP Key 2019 dates: March 5: RFP… Read More

Community Impact Grants Webinar

Friday, March 8, 2019

9 a.m.

Webinar Applicants are invited to view a live webinar, hosted by the Junior League of Columbia, to answer questions on the RFP process and learn about the review process on Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m. Participants are invited to join the Zoom meeting by registering using the link below. Register in advance for this… Read More

Book + Event to Celebrate JLC Past President, Isabel Whaley Sloan

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Isabel Whaley Sloan served as President of Junior League of Columbia from 1929 to 1930.  Richland Library will host “Remembering Rachel Haynie and Isabel Whaley Sloan” on March 10, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m. From Richland Library:  Born 1897 in Columbia, Isabel Whaley Sloan started teaching ballroom dancing and social etiquette when she was… Read More