Centennial Fundraising Campaign

The JLC Centennial Campaign has come to an end! We will still be collecting pledge payments through May of 2028.


Our final total for the campaign was $613,012! Congratulations to all who helped!


Our campaign raised funds for 4 distinct areas:

  • Membership Training – Funds raised will enhance training, allow for an online curriculum module to be developed for leaders, and more AJLI leadership training tracks to be offered to JLC members
  • Community Projects – Contributions will ensure our Bridging the G.A.P. project will successfully be built out and thrive, and will help with additional new project incubation over the years
  • Kelton House – Investing in the Kelton House as our greatest physical asset improves the rental, business, and membership experience. Investments here will be used for needed capital and operating expenses like renovating the Carriage House and basement, bathrooms, and kitchen
  • JLC Endowment – Our increased Endowment will strengthen our financial foundation to allow for more mission based spending, better training programs, and greater membership sustainability

To see our campaign material, including our Benefits package and Ways to Give, please see the below links.

You can still make a gift through May of 2028 if you are interested.

To make an outright gift to the Centennial campaign, click here.


We thank our current sponsors and partners who have made the Junior League of Columbus’ efforts over the past century feasible.

Thank you to the following donors who have made a pledge or gift to our Centennial Campaign in celebration of our 100th anniversary, enabling us to preserve our history and build our future.


American Electric Power Foundation



Susan Rector – In Honor of Barbara Darnell


Pam Bertram

Anne DeVoe

Mabel Freeman

Jim Ginter – In Honor of Ida Copenhaver

Patricia Moloney

Kara Newbury

Diana Newman

Marisa Nye

Georgeanne and Mike Reuter

Stephanie Rodgers

Jeanne & David Schoedinger with Kellie Schoedinger Ali

Leigh Anne Strahler

Anonymous – In Honor of Past Presidents

Alicia Adams

Beth Daly

Meg Flack

Anne Larrison

Donna and Harry McDonald Charitable Trust

Jennifer Shea

The Friedmann Firm, LLC

Nicole Bergman – In Honor of my mother, Ellen E. Bergman

Kristina Ellis

Katie Grayem

Robin Hepler

Amy Jo & Rob Hernandez

Taylor Kotevski

Cortney J. Porter

Marilyn Pritchett – In Honor of the pluck and drive of the Past Presidents of the League

Lou Ann Ransom

Amy Deverson Roberts

Hayley Roberts

Laurie Schmidt-Moats

Alexandra Starbuck

Elizabeth Zuercher


Judith Brachman

Kay Buckham

Jean Bussell

Elizabeth Carlin

Lynn Coons

Anne Chasser

Matt Dodovich and Sarah Frankhouser

Melissa Flanigan

Devin Henry

Chrissie Landolfi

Suzy Lucci

Ann Lund

Heather Ness – In Honor of Mabel Freeman

Thekla Shackelford

Susie Seaman

Diane Selby

Christin Smith

Sadie Baby Sweets

Rochelle Toth

Kristen Witchousky

Anonymous – In Honor of  Susan Rector

Kelsey Anderson

Lynn Anderson

Melissa Kapp Bender

Betley Vistain Builders

Virginia Barney

Mary Anne Baum

Lisa Blair

Regan Bohnert

Diana Briggs

Kim Burns

Barbara Byrne

Elizabeth Davin

Roberta Deyo

Nancy and Jack Edwards

Molly Fanning

Graumlich Funeral Home

Janet W. Halliday

Suellen Harpham – In honor of Diana Newman, Past President

Laurie Hill

Karissa Donnoe Hodson

Gina Hotte

Barbara Hoyer

Angela Hudson

Lorie Huff

Debora Kane

Julie Kirk

Courtney Kramer

Kathleen Lach Rowan

Lesli Lawrence

Marci Leveillee

Nicole Lucas Lee

Mary Malphurs

Jane Marx

Chauna Mason

Jane M. and Robert R. McMaster

Kelly Mitchell – In Memory of MJ Miller

Charlene Morgan

Gretchen Myers

Molly O’Reilly

Annita Paolucci

Kathryn Persico

Jennifer Peterson

Emma Piacentini

Jessica Rannow

Margaret Rolf

Lesley Schaab

Veronica Scherbauer

Kayla Shawver

Theresa Siaweio

Mandy Slack-Baker

Bev Soult

Mary C. Staebler

Nicole Stanley

Lauren Stazen

Judi Stillwell

Tailored Management

Jill Tangeman

Sonya Thesing

Ann Toews

Amy Vickers-Smith

Elizabeth Vynalek

Dianna Wettrich

Andrew Wilkins – In Honor of my mother, Karen Wilkins

Karen Wilkins – In Honor of Mabel Freeman

Celeste Cook Williams