District Five Foundation       P.O. Box 129       Ballentine, SC 29002       info@district5foundation.org            

About the District Five Foundation


The mission of the District Five Foundation for Educational Excellence is to enhance the educational experiences of School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties by building awareness and raising funds to support innovative programs, initiatives, and other needs of the students, teachers and staff.


Working hand in hand with the leadership of School District Five, the schools, and the community, we will support extraordinary learning opportunities that will enable School District Five to continue to be one of the best school districts in South Carolina and the nation and will prepare its students to thrive and contribute to our global society.

What We Do

We raise money and invest it toward the unmet needs of students, teachers, and staff in five key areas:

  • Healthy Initiatives
  • Basic Needs
  • District Unity
  • Instructional Support for Students
  • Instructional Support for Teachers

Where the Money Goes

Where the Money Goes


Our board has deep roots in the community and school district.

Vera Timmons, President
Scott Jones, President Elect
Dr. Mary Kennerly, Vice President
Joy Rambo, Treasurer
Michelle Estridge, Secretary
Board Members
Wendy Bell
Deana Berley
Mary Ciesielski
Melanie Cohen
Lynn Collins
Trish Edwards
Bill Grant
Paula Hite
Dr. Laura Jackson
Dr. Allison Jaques
Jondy Loveless
Kirk Luther
Kathy Mahoney
Kathy Olson
Stan Shealy
Claire Thompson
Dr. Barb Waldman
Harriet Ward
Teresa Ward


Our school district is already so fantastic, my help can’t possibly be needed.


All school districts need assistance from their communities.

We’re blessed to live in a wonderful school district. But no matter how excellent we are, there will always be students, families and teachers that need our help. In fact, working together to help others is a hallmark of excellent school districts. Generations to come will flourish as a result of our efforts.

District Five Foundation     P.O. Box 129     Ballentine, SC 29002     info@district5foundation.org

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