Proceeds from BAPS Charities Walk Green 2019 Benefit Lexington One Educational Foundation

August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 LEXINGTON, S.C. — Although BAPS Charities Columbia held its Walk Green 2019 in the spring, the Lexington School District One Educational Foundation recently received a share of the proceeds. 

BAPS Charities Leaders Vandan Shah and Hitesh Patel presented a check for $2,050 to Foundation Board Chair Rosemary Wilson and Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn. “We are so appreciative of BAPS Charities and its leaders, who honor Lexington District One students through charitable donations to the Educational Foundation,” Wilson said. “We are thankful to BAPS Charities for including the Foundation in this annual walk.” 

Held Sunday, April 28 at Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, Walk Green 2019 was sponsored by BAPS Charities Columbia. The event is part of a larger, nationwide effort to plant a billion trees by 2025 through donations to The Nature Conservancy. This year’s event raised funds for the Lexington One Educational Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and the nationwide initiative to plant a billion trees. Funds donated to the Foundation will support educational initiatives in Lexington District One. 

Washburn, who attended Walk Green 2019 with her husband, Ken, said, “We loved participating in the Walk Green this year! BAPS Charities had a terrific turnout for this event, and it was very well organized. Our Foundation greatly appreciated the support of Walk Green volunteer organizer Vandan Shah. We are also thankful for all of the donors, participants and volunteers who supported this event.” 

PHOTO: BAPS Charities Columbia Leaders Vandan Shah and Hitesh Patel; Lexington One Educational Foundation Board Chair Rosemary Wilson; and Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn. 

$285,402

invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2021-2022

22,000+

Total number of students impacted by Bucks for Books Grants that support literacy

100%

of our 30 schools in Lexington District One received foundation support in 2021-22