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

2019-2020 JLC COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

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We are excited to announce that a total of $50,000 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

JLC hosts fun afternoon at Epworth Children’s Home

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On May 19, the Junior League of Columbia’s Healthy Kids in Transition Committee helped host a fun afternoon for the children at Epworth Children’s Home! One of the new member groups for the Junior League of Columbia (JLC) worked with the Healthy Kids in Transition committee to plan the day. Each member arrived and set… Read More

JLC Member, Sheila Willis, Honored with Compleat Lawyer Award

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Junior League of Columbia member, Sheila Willis, has been named a 2019 recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award. Sheila is an associate at Fisher & Phillips LLP in Columbia and a 2011 alumna of the University of South Carolina School of Law. In JLC, Sheila serves as a member of the Nominating Committee and previously… Read More

JLC MEMBER, ASHLEY JOHNSON, JOINS COLUMBIA’S DESIGN DEVELOPMENT & REVIEW COMMISSION

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Junior League of Columbia new member, Ashley Johnson, has been named to the city of Columbia’s Design Development and Review Commission. Ashley is an attorney with Robinson Gray law firm. The commission reviews and approves work proposed within Columbia’s historic districts, urban design areas, and designated landmarks. In addition to her JLC membership, Ashley is… Read More

JLC AT LARGE DIRECTOR, EMILY BEDENBAUGH, NAMED CHAIRWOMAN

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The Salvation Army of the Midlands announced yesterday the new chairwoman of the 2019-2020 Advisory Board, Junior League of Columbia At Large Director Emily Bedenbaugh. “The Salvation Army is so blessed to have Emily serving as chairwoman of the advisory board. She consistently exemplifies her giving spirit and will provide wonderful leadership in this role,” said… Read More

JLC Partners with Friends of Epworth for An Unforgettable Evening

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Submitted by JLC member Jessica Umbach, associate director for development, Epworth Children’s Home On March 5, the Junior League of Columbia’s Healthy Kids in Transition Committee helped throw an incredible and unforgettable party for the children at Epworth Children’s Home! The Friends of Epworth, a group of young professionals who help to raise undesignated funds… Read More

JLC MEMBER, KARA SIMMONS, NAMED TO COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD

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Junior League of Columbia member, Kara Simmons, has been named to the Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Kara currently serves as the JLC’s education and development chair. Kara was very involved with the Obama Foundation’s Community Leaders Corp in the Midlands. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College, the executive director… Read More

Healthy Kids Fun Fair THIS Saturday 3/9

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The Healthy Kids Fun Fair is a FREE community event designed with your family in mind! Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Segra Park (formally Spirit Communications Park) for a fun-filled morning guaranteed to leave a smile on your child’s face. To kick off the event, we will… Read More