Megan Brainerd, President

Nichole Crews, President-Elect

Morgan Asbell, Secretary

Erica Reed, Member-at-Large

Lauren Van Damme, Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Jessica Steiner, Fund Development

Stephanie Doss, Communications Chair

Sloane Strauss, Community Service Chair

Katey Felix, Membership Chair

The Junior Service League of Summerville was founded in 1988 by a group of extraordinary women with a passion for making Summerville shine! Since then, JSL has been at the heart of our community, sparking volunteerism, empowering women, and transforming Summerville for the better. Our members come from all walks of life, bringing diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents to the table. Together, we uncover the community’s hidden needs, build dynamic partnerships, and drive positive change.

For over thirty years, JSL has been dedicated to uplifting our community through hands-on volunteer work and spirited fundraising. Our members collectively volunteer over 4,000 hours annually, supporting a myriad of local nonprofit organizations. We raise money for these organizations and for Dorchester County District 2 and District 4 schools through our fun and festive events like Scarecrows on the Square, Christmas on the Square, PJs with Santa, Ghostwalk, and the fabulous Derby Party. Join us and be part of the excitement as we make a difference in Summerville!

The Junior Service League of Summerville does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age*, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.  Any acts of racism or discrimination are not and will not be tolerated by any member of this organization.  We are a non-profit organization of women, who support and empower each other to become leaders in our professional lives as well as in our community.  As an organization, we are committed to helping better our community through volunteerism and fundraising.

*You must be at least 21 years of age to join due to alcohol being served at meetings and certain events.

The Junior Service League of Summerville, South Carolina is on a mission to connect with all women who have a passion for volunteerism and a commitment to making a difference!

Through our vibrant efforts, we aim to:

  • Ignite the Spirit of Volunteerism: Inspire and empower women to take action and give back to our community.
  • Transform Summerville: Drive positive change and enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Summerville area.
  • Build Community: Create a strong, supportive network where lasting friendships and connections flourish.
  • Empower Through Education and Leadership: Offer opportunities for personal growth, learning, and leadership development.
  • Give Back: Provide meaningful charitable contributions that make a real impact on the lives of those in our community.

JSL is proud to serve Summerville through service, fundraising and grants. Our fundraisers help us generate the funds needed to support Dorchester Districts 2 and 4 schools and a variety of local non-profits. In the 2023-2024 League year , we donated over ____ volunteer hours and granted more than $_____ to these wonderful causes.

During the 2024-2024 League Year we will serve the following local non-profits:

  • Beacons Mentoring
  • Clap Your Hands
  • Closet of Hope
  • Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center/Children In Crisis In Dorchester County (DCAC)
  • Keys to Change, formerly Dorchester County Community Outreach (DCCO)
  • Dorchester Habitat for Humanity
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Expanding the Table
  • Flowertown Players
  • Katie’s Krops
  • Meals on Wheels of Summerville
  • My Preemie and Yours
  • Public Works Art Center
  • Summerville DREAM
  • Summerville Miracle League
  • The ARK of SC
  • Timrod Library