Blueprint for Leadership Highlight

A note from member Nell Warthen: This year, thanks to Junior League of Columbia (JLC), I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the United Way’s 2021 Blueprint for Leadership program. Blueprint is the only professional development program in the Midlands that focuses specifically on nonprofit board leadership. Blueprint for Leadership, executed virtually this year, educates… Read More

JLC Gets Creative! Drive-In Movie and a Meeting

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Similar to the constant change in many areas of life this past year, the Junior League of Columbia has also had to adapt. Thankfully, our members are resilient and extremely creative! Our General Membership Meeting committee came up with a plan to host a meeting safely in February at the State Fairgrounds for a drive-in… Read More

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Recognize JLC with Community Partner Award

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JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLUMBIA RECOGNIZED WITH COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD During the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, January 23, 2021, the Junior League of Columbia was honored with the 2nd Annual Community Partner Award. Much like the Girl Scouts, the Junior League of Columbia is a member organization focused… Read More

Congratulations to our League Leadership for 2021-2022

Congratulations to the following leaders who were selected or voted into their positions for 2021-2022. We are so thankful for your service and leadership in the Junior League of Columbia! Board of Directors President: Sallie Harrell President-Elect: Rania Jamison Executive Vice President: Deonca Shuler Executive Vice President-Elect: Kayla Gupton Secretary: Erika Lovegreen Treasurer: Mary Caskey Nominating Chair: Abbey Sullivan League Attorney: Ashley Kirkham… Read More

Holiday Market From Home: Support Small Businesses

The Junior League of Columbia’s largest fundraising event, Holiday Market, has been canceled this year, as a safety measure in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which welcomes nearly 170 vendors to the state fairgrounds each year, is not only a major source of funding for the meaningful community work done by The… Read More

We’re Hiring: Executive Director

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Position Summary: The Executive Director of the Junior League of Columbia (JLC) is responsible for fostering a culture of philanthropy in support of the JLC’s policies, procedures and objectives established by its Board of Directors while providing continuity and leadership to members and staff. This position reports to the President directly and works in cooperation… Read More

Exciting times at Camp Cole!

Camp Cole, named in loving memory of Cole Sawyer, has officially broken ground and is looking forward to all that is to come for this special place outside of Columbia. The camp will cater to children living with critical illnesses and allows them to experience the carefree, happy-go-lucky days of camp while receiving quality care… Read More

Spotlight on Educators in the League: COVID-19 Response

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, educators have been on the frontlines in our communities while providing a sense of normalcy for our children and maintaining high standards for their learning. Throughout the JLC, there are dedicated teachers, principals and support staffers who have powered our local schools and deserve recognition for their commitment to quality education… Read More

President-Elect Spotlight with Sallie Harrell

Meet our 2020-2021 League President-Elect, Sarah “Sallie” Harrell! Sallie has been a member of the Junior League of Columbia for fifteen years and has served in a multitude of roles. As President-Elect, Sallie serves as the right hand woman to the President, so next year she can seamlessly step into the role. She works to… Read More