​​​Youth Development


SAT Preparation

Academic Camps

Cultural Engagement

​​​​Changing Lives...
Honoring a Legacy

Jonathan "Jo-Nathan" Simpkins

Who We Are...

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​​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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​​​​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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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.

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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!