Nephron Pharmaceuticals Makes Generous Donations to the Lexington District One Educational Foundation

January 12, 2023

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Julie Anderson Washburn, Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director
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Megan Moore, Lexington District One Communications Director
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January 12, 2023, LEXINGTON, S.C. — Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and CEO Lou Kennedy generously committed a major cash and in-kind gift to the Lexington District One Educational Foundation this year and, in doing so, supported a variety of needs in Lexington District One.

First, Nephron donated $3,600 to provide grants to students who are enrolled in the Pharmacology for Medical Careers class at the Lexington Technology Center. This is the sixth year of these Pharmacology Grants, which have been  instrumental to students who wish to take the class, but who otherwise could not afford the $300 course fee. As a result of Nephron Pharmaceutical’s kindness, all seniors who are interested are able to explore the field of Pharmacology and learn career skills that could lead to future jobs in the pharmaceutical or medical fields.

Second, Nephron Pharmaceuticals is kindly sponsoring two Educational Foundation special events during 2023 with a gift of $6,000. Nephron’s generous donation towards these events will ultimately be a huge help to Lexington District One students, teachers and families, since all foundation events enable the organization to support the district needs via the grants offered each year.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals will be a Diamond Sponsor of the Celebration of Excellence in Education on March 6, 2023, which will recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of the top 10% of all graduating seniors in Lexington District One. Because of generous sponsors like Nephron, the foundation is able offer this wonderful event at no cost to our honored high school seniors.  

Nephron Pharmaceutical will also be an Albatross Sponsor of the Educational Foundation’s 2nd Annual Fore the Foundation Grand Golf Tournament on October 19, 2023. This special event fundraiser will support Lexington District One by providing educational and need-based grants to students, teachers, and schools via the foundation.

Finally, Lou Kennedy was excited to offer a very generous in-kind donation of 60,000 Nephron Nitrile gloves (valued at $9,000) to the Educational Foundation, which was given to support the school nurses in Lexington District One. Amy Wood, Nursing and Health Services Director for Lexington District One, stated, “This generous gift of gloves will be a tremendous help to our nurses in properly caring for students during the school day. Our district serves more than 28,000 students, so having our nurses well-trained and equipped is vitally important to the health and well-being of our students.”

Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO and owner Lou Kennedy stated, “We continue to be excited about our partnership with Lexington District One and are pleased to be able to support the district’s students and nurses through our gifts to the Educational Foundation.”

Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn stated on behalf of the Foundation, “We are so thankful for Lou Kennedy and all she provides to Lexington District One via generous support from Nephron Pharmaceuticals. The company’s philanthropic investments in our Lexington District One students and programs are extremely important in providing career-based opportunities, supporting our district nurses, and enabling the foundation to continue to offer grants for unmet needs in Lexington District One. We are fortunate to be the beneficiary of such significant generosity.”


invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2022-2023


All K-2 students benefited from the Counting Collections for Mathematics Grant


Awarded in Scholarships and/or Higher Education Grants