Do Good and Demand Change

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For us, the events of the past week have once again underscored the severity and violence of racism that our communities experience in the United States and across the world every day. This has been a tragic week, where we’ve all watched the hurt and anger on display at the death of an unarmed and… Read More

2020-21 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Recipients Announced

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During the Junior League of Columbia’s virtual Annual Meeting, the League announced the 2020-21 Community Impact Grant recipients. The purpose of the Community Impact Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. 2020-21 Recipients: Serve and Connect: $12,400. The Junior League is excited to work with… Read More

2019-2020 Annual Awards

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On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Junior League of Columbia presented nine awards to League members during the virtual Annual Meeting recognizing their outstanding efforts throughout the year. Anna Cunningham, New Member of the Year Award The New Member of the Year Award recognizes a New Member(s) who has exemplified successful leadership qualities and demonstrated… Read More

COVID-19 and Our Impact on the Community

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Updated May 6, 2020 All of us are processing through the magnitude of our current situation in different ways and our hope is we will continue to lean on each other as we cope with these unprecedented times. We know each of our members have been impacted by this virus in different ways and we… Read More

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