About Us

Timeless Principles in a Modern Context.

Empowering women, strengthening communities and improving lives since 1923.

For more than a century, Junior League members have confronted society’s most pressing issues and tackled its toughest problems, leaving a legacy of reform like no other.

But in a complex world, accelerating and advancing at a rapid pace, change is uncomfortable, conflicts are inevitable and challenges are cyclical. Problems loom large. Leadership talent and funding are scarce.

To fight these battles, find solutions, and advocate for those in need, a renewable army of women empowered as agents of positive change is essential.

Preparing women to serve their communities is The Junior League’s mission. Because tomorrow there will be new issues and new challenges—and the women of The Junior League will continue to serve as the undeterred voices for action, justice and change.

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

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

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.

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.