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Out of an abundance of caution, the 2020 Holiday Market has been canceled due to COVID-19. While we wish we could celebrate the season together this year, we hope that you will mark your calendars for the 2021 festivities: December 1 – December 5, 2021. Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of… Read More

President Spotlight with Anna Edwards

Meet our 2020-2021 League President, Anna Edwards! She has been in the Junior League of Columbia for 16 years and has served in a multitude of roles. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better and gain insight into what she envisions for us this year. Her theme for… Read More

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


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