On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Junior League of Columbia presented nine awards to League members and partners recognizing their outstanding volunteer efforts throughout the year.
Anna Cunningham, New Member of the Year Award
The New Member of the Year Award recognizes a New Member(s) who has exemplified successful leadership qualities and demonstrated commitment to the JLC.
Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands, Friend of the League Award
The Friend of the League Award recognizes community organizations or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the JLC and its stated purpose.
Andrea Lance, Nancy Mayer Dunbar Award
The Nancy Mayer Dunbar Award recognizes an Active member(s) in good standing who has exemplified successful leadership qualities.
Wanda Austin, Kinsey Black Jones Memorial Award
The Kinsey Black Jones Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding recent Active member(s) (a first, second, or third-year Active) who has advanced the volunteer ideals of the JLC by epitomizing superlative service in her placement.
Anna Leieritz, Transfer of the Year Award
The Transfer of the Year Award recognizes an Active member(s) who has transferred her membership to the JLC within the past three years and who has exemplified successful leadership qualities and demonstrated commitment to the JLC.
Meredith Higgs, Meredith Heath Manning Perry Award
The Meredith Heath Manning Perry Award recognizes an Active member(s) in good standing who has excelled in community voluntarism and activism, through her JLC placements and through extensions of her JLC work and training.
Meg Diamond, Mary Harriman Trail Blazer Award
The Mary Harriman Trail Blazer Award honors and acknowledges a member whose bold leadership and significant volunteer efforts truly exemplify the League's mission, as well as her ability to positively motivate others to share their talents through effective volunteer service. Mary Harriman, founder of the Junior League in 1901 in New York City, was quite the trailblazer herself and is the namesake for this award.
Libby Anne Inabinet, Sustainer Lifetime Achievement Award
The Sustainer Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes one Sustaining member who exemplifies the purpose of the JLC — that of voluntarism — who has translated her volunteer training into outstanding community commitment and involvement and who continues to demonstrate an interest in the JLC.
Twyla Wofford Stowe, President’s Award
The President’s Award recognizes an Active member(s) in good standing who continues the tradition and vision of making the JLC a better organization through outstanding "in-League" service to the JLC.
The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of more than 1,500 women in the Midlands committed to improving the lives of women and children in our community. Each year, the League invests more than $300,000 into the local community and more serves more than 50,000 volunteer hours in the area.
About the Junior League of Columbia
The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to the promotion of 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. Together, the members of the Junior League of Columbia, Inc. seek to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands. For more information, visit JLColumbia.org.
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