Junior League of Columbia announces new focus area and invites community organizations to apply for partnership

February 21, 2024

The Junior League of Columbia (JLC) announced a strategic shift in focus area, now directing its efforts towards promoting healthy relationships for women and children. As the organization celebrates its centennial year, it looks ahead to the next century with a renewed dedication to addressing crucial community needs.

This shift in focus underscores the League’s enduring commitment to empowering women and children to lead lives of fulfillment and vitality through the cultivation of healthy relationships. By prioritizing this area, the JLC aims to forge a positive and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout Richland and Lexington counties.

To facilitate this initiative, the Junior League of Columbia invites nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status serving in Richland and Lexington counties to apply for partnership consideration. Selected organizations will engage in a two-year collaboration with JLC members on diverse initiatives aimed at promoting healthy relationships.

“The Junior League of Columbia is thrilled to embark on this new chapter and focus our efforts on fostering healthy relationships for women and children,” remarked Emily Bedenbaugh, President of the Junior League of Columbia. “We believe that by working together with community organizations, we can effect profound change in the lives of those we serve.”

Organizations interested in partnering with the Junior League of Columbia are encouraged to apply online through the JLC’s website by March 15, 2024.

For more information about the partnership application process, please visit www.jlcolumbia.org/community/partner-applications


About the Junior League of Columbia

The Junior League of Columbia, Inc., founded in 1924 by Katharine Heath Manning Perry, is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Together, the members of the Junior League of Columbia seek to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands and are committed to centering equity, inclusion, and belonging in their individual, organizational, and community relationships. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, visit www.jlcolumbia.org.