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 2022-2023 JLC Community Impact Grant Request for Proposals is open and the deadline for Round 1 documents is 8pm on April 29, 2022. Key 2022 dates: March 18 –… Read More

More Than A Marketplace: Rania’s Special Holiday Market Tradition

Back and better than ever, this year’s Holiday Market is guaranteed to be a treat for first-timers and old friends. Holiday Market, an event which welcomes thousands of shoppers from around the Midlands each year, is the Junior League of Columbia’s largest fundraiser. In 2019, the event which annually features nearly 200 vendors raised more… Read More

Junior League Members Graduate Leadership Columbia

      Six Junior League of Columbia members are among the 2021 class of Leadership Columbia graduates. Jennifer Berryman, Megan Huebner, Rachel Price, Catherine Ramirez, Brittani Richards, and Arteya Robinson completed the 10-month program and were awarded certificates during a graduation ceremony at Hunter Gatherer Brewery on June 8th. According to the Columbia Chamber… Read More

2021 – 2022 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Recipients Announced

During the Junior League of Columbia’s Annual Meeting, the League announced the 2021-2022 Community Impact Grant recipients. The Community Impact Grant initiative is designed to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. 2021-2022 Recipients James M. Hinton Foundation- $10,000 The James M. Hinton Foundation serves youth in… Read More

Junior Volunteers Making an Impact!

The Junior League of Columbia proudly encourages volunteerism amongst youth through our Junior Volunteer Program. Through organizing and completing service projects throughout our city, Junior Volunteers gain leadership and networking skills while making a difference in the community. The program is open to 7th-12th grade young women who have a heart and interest in serving… Read More

Blueprint for Leadership Highlight

A note from member Nell Warthen: This year, thanks to Junior League of Columbia (JLC), I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the United Way’s 2021 Blueprint for Leadership program. Blueprint is the only professional development program in the Midlands that focuses specifically on nonprofit board leadership. Blueprint for Leadership, executed virtually this year, educates… Read More

Congratulations to our League Leadership for 2021-2022

Congratulations to the following leaders who were selected or voted into their positions for 2021-2022. We are so thankful for your service and leadership in the Junior League of Columbia! Board of Directors President: Sallie Harrell President-Elect: Rania Jamison Executive Vice President: Deonca Shuler Executive Vice President-Elect: Kayla Gupton Secretary: Erika Lovegreen Treasurer: Mary Caskey Nominating Chair: Abbey Sullivan League Attorney: Ashley Kirkham… Read More

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

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