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

EVP Spotlight with Deonca Shuler

  Meet our 2020-2021 League Executive Vice President, Deonca Shuler! Deonca has been a member of the Junior League of Columbia for nine years and has served in a multitude of roles. As EVP, she serves as the link between the League’s Board of Directors and Management Team. She facilitates and ensures the overall alignment… Read More

Are you ready to VOTE!?!

We are officially only 53 days away from our next Presidential election and only 26 days away from the voter registration deadline. Are you ready?! Here is a quick and simple checklist with dates to make sure that you are prepared: Now: Absentee applications available online Now: Register to vote at September 28: Sample ballots… Read More

Women’s Equality Day! Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Join us today as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day! You may be wondering, “What is Women’s Equality Day?” Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920’s adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the… Read More

Become a Junior Volunteer Today!

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  Do you know a middle or high school girl who is interested in making a difference in the Columbia community? Then they are a perfect candidate for the Junior Volunteers program and you should encourage them to register to join today!  The sign up and deadline for this group of volunteers has changed to… Read More


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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