Reflections from my first year in JLC

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A note from new member, Susan Bernath It’s been about a year since my first Junior League meeting and I can easily say it was one of the best decisions I have made since I moved to Columbia. I have found myself being more involved with the community, establishing new friendships, and most of all… Read More

Junior League of Columbia Postpones Healthy Kids Fun Fair 

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  The Junior League of Columbia is first and foremost committed to ensuring the safety of our volunteers and the community we serve. Due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19, JLC will be postponing the Healthy Kids Fun Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 14.     Once we can return to our normal activities and the public health threat is… Read More

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – 2020-2021 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

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 2020-2021 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Request for Proposals is open. Find more information here: 2020 JLC Community Impact Grant RFP Key 2020 dates: January 30:… Read More

Grantz wins Outstanding Rising Star Award

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Congratulations to League member, Margaret Deans Fawcett Grantz, who was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central SC Chapter’s Outstanding Rising Star Award for her work with Camp Cole! Margaret Deans has always had a passion for giving back to our community. Ever since she can remember, she found herself involved in projects that benefit… Read More

Done in a Day Applications due January 15!

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Ever wondered what Done in a Day means? For each Done in a Day (DIAD) project, the JLC collaborates with local organizations or social service agencies through hands-on volunteer work. The DIAD projects provide positive, day-long volunteer opportunities for our members to give back to the Midlands while increasing awareness of the needs in our community.… Read More

Bryant and Wilson among 50 Most Influential People in Columbia

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We are so proud to recognize our Junior League of Columbia members who were named two of the 50 most influential people in Columbia! JLC members Sharon Bryant and Ashleigh Wilson were both named two of “The 50 Most Influential People in Columbia,” by Columbia Business Monthly in the January 6 article. As regional executive… Read More

Done in a Day Fall 2019 Events Recap

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In November, the Richland County CASA joined forces with the Junior League of Columbia at Segra Park to provide a family fun day for foster care children in our community. All proceeds from the event went directly to the Richland County CASA Foundation in its efforts to recruit, train, and support community volunteers serving in the… Read More

ABCs of Healthy Children recap

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The ABCs of Healthy Children promotes healthy habits and provides basic necessities to children in our community. On October 26, sixty volunteers from our league supplied 573 elementary school children with the ABCs: an apple, a book, clothes (shirt/pants), and shoes/socks. Shift workers at this event were personal shoppers for the children, helping them shop… Read More

Slam Dunk Back to School Bash 2019

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It’s been nearly two months since the 5th Annual Slam Dunk Back to School Bash hosted by the Junior League of Columbia and the Ray Tanner Foundation and we are still hearing wonderful feedback about this outstanding event! Held at Eau Claire High School, this one day event helped prepare approximately 435 students enrolled in five… Read More

Columbia Chamber Honors JLC Member

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The Columbia Chamber announced the award recipients for the 117th Annual Gala, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Junior League of Columbia’s very own, Hilary Dyer Brannon will be recognized as the 2019 Young Professional of the Year. The event will take place this Thursday, October 3 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Nearly… Read More