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

About the District Five Foundation

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Superintendent’s Message

School District 5 of Lexington & Richland Counties is fortunate to have a loyal partner with the District 5 Foundation for Educational Excellence. Since the Foundation's inception in 2010, the Foundation has consistently supported programs that directly benefit our students and our teachers. This 501 3c and all-volunteer board and supporters have raised over $750,000 to support our students and teachers! Their commitment to raise money to make advanced learning experience a reality for our students and teachers can be seen across School District 5 in all schools!

I encourage you to take the time to review the opportunities and projects supported by our D5 Foundation for Educational Excellence so you, too, can become a participant. Educator researcher, John Hattie's quote "Know Thy Impact" is a perfect description for the work of our Foundation. They indeed know their impact and continue to make the most positive impact in our classrooms and upon the future endeavors of our students!

Christina S. Melton, Ed. D.
Superintendent
School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

Pursuing Excellence for Tomorrow's Challenges

District 5

Where the Money Goes

Where the Money Goes

Board

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



Officers
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

Myth

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

Truth

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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