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The Jo-Nathan Foundation

​​​​Special Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors & Donors

Denise Miles and Family  The Brown Family  King Solomon 222 Lodge  Reverend John Brightharp  The Cheatham Family  The Henderson Family  Johnny Marshall  The Peterson Family  Reggie Simpkins and Family  Kolinski Simpkins and Family   AT&T  State Farms  Carolina Moon Distillery  Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.  Edgefield Billiards Parlor  Herlong Chevrolet/Ford Dealership  Husqvarna  Marathon Investment Estates LLC   Signature Designs & Renovations LLC  National Wild Turkey Federation  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop  XRO Studios  Academy Sports + Outdoors  Persimmon Hill Golf Club  Marvin Cato and Family  Possibilities Johnston, SC  Daphne Jackson  Forest Hills Golf Club  SC State University Men’s Basketball Team  The R.E.A.L Link  RY Design Services LLC  The Stump Monster  Cruise Planners  Outback Steakhouse Augusta GA  Hibbet Sports Lexington SC  First Citizen Bank Lexington SC  Farm Bureau Insurance Edgefield SC 

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In light of the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19, The Jo-Nathan Foundation has come to the decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although we are confident is appropriate under these unique circumstances.

Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone the following Jo-Nathan Foundation Charity Events that were initially scheduled for the weekend of May 1-2, 2020 in Edgefield, SC:

The 2020 Charity Golf Tournament (Pine Ridge Golf Club)

The 2020 Charity Fun-shoot (Palmetto Shooting Complex)  

The 2020 Charity Luau (the Pavilion at the Palmetto Shooting Complex)

Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events surrounding communities led us to this decision. We hope this postponement puts us in the best position to safely host our annual fundraiser events at a later date so that we can continue to invest in the lives of young people in the surrounding area.

We will continue to stay abreast of information provided by the Federal Government, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Governor, the South Carolina and Georgia Department of Public Health, and all other local authorities in the surrounding communities. We are grateful to all of these entities for their exceptional efforts and guidance.

In the meantime, we will shift our focus to utilizing our platform in the community to assist other organizations that are actively serving the community(s) via aid and response efforts related to Coronavirus COVID-19. We will share any opportunities that we identify for you to consider supporting if you are able to.  Your patience as we make every effort to communicate effectively and efficiently is appreciated, and we will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available. Updates will be posted to our website,


As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people everywhere, we seek your understanding of this decision and know you share our concern given these trying times. Thank you for your faithful support.


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Jonathan "Jo-Nathan" Simpkins

The Jo-Nathan Foundation I P.O. Box 85711 I Lexington I SC I  29073    Email- info@thejo-nathanfoundation.org

Our Commitment

The Jo-Nathan Foundation is devoted to youth!  We partner with existing organizations that share the common goal to helping our youth succeed!

Our Mission

The mission of the Jo-Nathan Foundation is to invest in the lives of young people. Our efforts focus on aiding young people in reaching their highest potential by hosting camps/events, providing opportunities to attend summer camps, and other educational activities via tuition or fee sponsorship.

​​Jonathan "Jo-Nathan" Simpkins was an Electrical Engineering student at South Carolina State University when his life was tragically taken on September 18, 1998.  "Jo-Nathan" lived a life committed to excellence and to honor his legacy, our family created the Jo-Nathan Foundation to provide access to life-changing and positive  experiences and programs for other youth.  

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On Friday morning May 1, the 9th Annual Jo-Nathan Foundation Golf Tournament, will be held at Pine Ridge Country Club located at 425 Pine Ridge Rd Edgefield, South Carolina. Tournament registration will start at 8 am and is 2-man team captain choice format.

On Saturday morning May 2, the 5th Annual Jo-Nathan Foundation Fun Shoot Tournament will be held at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex. The NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex is located at 535 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, South Carolina. Tournament registration will start at 8 am and is 4-person team.

On Saturday evening May 2 The Jo-Nathan Foundation Charity Luau will be held at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex Pavilion starting at 6 pm. The NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex Pavilion is located at 535 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, South Carolina.