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

Inspirational Bathroom Project

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The Physical and Mental Health Committee partnered with the Magic of Learning Foundation to update the boy’s and girl’s bathrooms at John P. Thomas Elementary School in Richland County School District One with inspirational quotes. 16 volunteers from JLC cleaned restrooms and then decorated stall doors with pre-cut vinyl quotes and accessories. Several volunteers said… Read More

Blueprint Spotlight

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Junior League of Columbia would like to recognize its members who are 2019 graduates from Blueprint for Leadership, hosted by the United Way of the Midlands. Ebony Young (left), Carol Caulk, Sarah Brennecke, Amy Bennett and Tamara Denson (right) graduated earlier this summer. Congratulations ladies!   We are excited to announce the inaugural class of… Read More

2019 New Member Social recap

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The Junior League of Columbia hosted it’s 2019-2020 new member class for a new member social at the Palmetto Club on Thursday, July 18. New Member Chair, Abbey Sullivan (middle), and Co-Vice Chairs, Emily Braun (left) and Catherine Ava Kopiec, (right) did a fantastic job with planning and coordinating the entire event. We are confident… Read More

Leadership Columbia JLC Spotlight

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The Junior League of Columbia wants to recognize our members who were part of the 2019 class. Congratulations to:                                 Jennifer Blackhurst (Active)                      Jennifer Cappell (Sustainer)          … Read More

Conflict Negotiation Certification

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During Spring 2019, the Education & Development (E&D) Committee offered the Junior League of Columbia (JLC) members a four-part certificate series on Conflict Negotiation. Dr. Tamara Burk and Ms. Lauren Fleming of the Columbia College Center for Leadership and Social Change lead the series. Members who attended at least three sessions earned a certificate of… Read More

Done in Day Applications Now Open for 2019-2020 League Year

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The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) partners with local nonprofits to provide support and volunteers for projects that are done in a day. The League also attempts to assess community needs through these one-day projects. The League also learns more about the nonprofit and social service organizations that could benefit from more significant assistance in… Read More

JLC supports Operation: School Supplies

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The Junior League of Columbia is a proud community partner of the Salvation Army of the Midlands and received its “Doing the Most Good” award in 2018.  The Salvation Army of the Midlands is collecting school supplies and backpacks for children in our community during Operation: School Supplies and needs our help! The beginning of… Read More

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