Kate Morrow named MOMentum Gretchen Carlson Advocacy Fellow

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Junior League of Columbia member Kate Morrow has been named a 2018 March of Dimes MOMentum Gretchen Carlson Advocacy Fellow. Kate is a former JLC Vice President for Communications, and is now serving as the editor of Major League News, the League’s magazine. An elite group of 20 advocates from across the country, Gretchen Carlson Advocacy Fellows… Read More

Dinner with Marcus Lattimore 2018

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  On June 26, Junior League of Columbia member, Phaedra Branham, along with her friends and family, enjoyed dinner with Gamecock Football legend Marcus Lattimore and his wife, Miranda, at the home of JLC member Libby Anne Inabinet. Phaedra was the lucky winner of the “Dinner with Marcus” that was auctioned at last year’s Holiday… Read More

JLC Award Recipients 2017-2018

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The Junior League of Columbia annually recognizes members who have exemplified the ideals of membership, and community organizations who have been outstanding partners to the League. Watch the 2017-2018 awards ceremony below, and keep reading to learn more about each award!  Junior League of Columbia Award Recipients 2017-2018  ~~~ President’s Award Emily Brady Bedenbaugh… Read More

JLC Human Trafficking Task Force Leads to Advocacy Through Fashion

Today, Dressember featured Junior League of Columbia President Misty Burton and Board Manager Amanda Drinkall and their efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking. Visit Dressember’s blog to learn how Misty and Amanda’s work with JLC’s human trafficking task force led to a greater involvement with this global issue. Dressember is an anti-trafficking organization that utilizes fashion and creativity… Read More

JLC HONORED BY SALVATION ARMY

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On May 21, the Salvation Army of the Midlands presented the Junior League of Columbia with its “Doing the Most Good” award for volunteer support of Salvation Army programs, most notably the Christmas Warehouse. This week is National Salvation Army Week. According to Area Commander Henry Morris, it is a week “that serves as an opportunity… Read More

Kids in the Kitchen: Junior Chef Contest

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The ladies of the Kids in the Kitchen (KITK) Committee planned a fun and exciting Junior Chef Contest in partnership Annie Burnside Elementary and S. Kilbourne Elementary Schools. Members of the committee selected gathered over 50 recipe submissions and carefully selected 2 recipes from each school for the three local judges to sample at the contest. The theme was “I Love Breakfast” and students… Read More

2018 Community Impact Grant Recipients

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We are excited to announce that a total of $150,000 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

2018 Healthy Kids Fun Fair

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This year, the Junior League of Columbia combined the fun and excitement of big rigs with the resources of the Healthy Kids Fun Fair to create a fun, free community event for children and their families. The Healthy Kids Fun Fair was held on Saturday, March 10 at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, and was attended… Read More

Done In A Day: Happy Families Play Together/Fostering Fun

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On Saturday, February 24, members of the Done In A Day committee worked with South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to provide a luncheon as well as an afternoon of games in a safe and fun environment for foster children and their families. In addition, speaker Kevin Lawrence from Richland County Police Department, known for… Read More

Done In A Day: Midlands Fatherhood Coalition – Father/Daughter Dance

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The Junior League of Columbia worked with The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition to put on their first annual Sweet Moments: The Charles B. Brown Father & Daughter Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14 in the Granby Room at 701 Whaley. Fatherhood participants and their daughters attended the dance with the goal of promoting fathers’ engagement with… Read More