About Us

Empowering women, strengthening communities, and improving lives since 1923.

The Junior League of Columbus, Inc. (JLC) develops the potential of women through community impact, training, and leadership development. Since 1923, the JLC has been serving the central Ohio Community.
Today, the JLC impacts our community through many projects, including Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide, Advocate, Provide) which supports youth aging out of the foster care system and Adopt-a-Backpack for Children (ABC) Project through which we have provided 55,000 supplies-filled backpacks since 1999. The JLC also manages the Kelton House Museum & Garden, which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, providing award-winning programs and tours educating the public on life in the second half of the 19th century with a unique view of urban life and decorative arts.

Our Mission

The Junior League of Columbus, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Our Vision Statement

The Junior League of Columbus is the leading resource for trained volunteers.  Through our programs and the Kelton House Museum and Garden, we educate the community, preserve the past and build for the future of Columbus.

Our Values

Collaboration: We believe lasting societal change is achieved through both collaboration and meaningful disagreement. Living the value of collaboration inspires us to accomplish more together.

Community: We believe a strong sense of community is essential to human well-being. Living the value of community provides a foundation of inclusion, which allows us to make a greater impact on the world around us.

Diversity: The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Empowerment: We believe that the empowerment of women is a necessary requirement to create positive, lasting societal change. Living the value of empowerment fosters trust and confidence in each other.

Leadership: We believe in the unique power of women’s leadership abilities to transform communities for the better. Living the value of leadership allows us to make a collective difference.

Respect: We believe respect is a fundamental human right. Living the value of respect instills in us an unconditional positive regard for others.

Service: We believe it is through service that we build core relationships with others. Service is the lens through which we decide how we will invest our time and resources. Living the value of service empowers us as catalysts for lasting community change.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

IN DIVERSITY THERE IS BEAUTY AND STRENGTH

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.