The Saluda Shoals Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 gift from the Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The donation will help support the Park’s mission of connecting people to nature through environmental education, outdoor recreation and cultural activities. This year, the Foundation’s annual campaign also supports the universally inclusive playground project planned for Saluda Shoals Park. This playground will be a sensory rich, developmentally appropriate, and fun play space for children and adults of all abilities.
“We are grateful to be a corporate partner at Saluda Shoals Park,” said Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. “Nephron works hard to provide resources that help people live healthier lifestyles, so we are happy to support organizations with the same mission. By donating to Saluda Shoals we are boosting economic development, and in turn are able to offer great Park benefits for our employees to enjoy!” As part of this partnership, Nephron employees will enjoy free access to Saluda Shoals Park during the month of October.
Nephron is a certified woman-owned business based in West Columbia and leads the world in the manufacturing of generic respiratory medications. The company, founded in 1997, relocated from Orlando, Florida, in 2014 and received full FDA approval of their new facility located in West Columbia in 2015. They have continued to thrive in their new location, having been licensed in all 50 states. Nephron has invested over $330 million and employs over 850 people in the Midlands.
The Saluda Shoals Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which serves as an advocate for the preservation and sustainability of Saluda Shoals Park through financial support, fostering partnerships, supporting programs and creating community awareness of the park’s exceptional outdoor recreational activities, environmental education, and cultural opportunities.
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