July 1, 2020

Contact: Latasha Taste-Walker (, 803.414.8409

COLUMBIA, SC – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, one of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the nation, has donated $5,000 to the COVID-19 emergency fund established by Communities In Schools of the Midlands.

Since schools closed on March 16th, Communities In Schools of the Midlands has transitioned its in-school service model to operate outside of the school walls to meet the needs of 300 students with critical needs in Richland and Lexington Counties.

The economic impact of the nonprofit sector represents 5.4% of the workforce and over 90,000+ employees in South Carolina. Therefore, it’s critical that nonprofit organizations like Communities In Schools of the Midlands build lasting relationships across the community with businesses, volunteers, agencies, healthcare providers, and educators – to help students stay focused today, so they can go further tomorrow.

“By delivering wraparound services to students and families with immediate needs, we support students in ways beyond the classroom,” said CEO Tanika Epps. “With the support of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, we are afforded with the financial resources to meet the rising needs of those most vulnerable in rural area schools and communities.” 

“We want to make sure vulnerable children in the Midlands feel safe and loved,” said Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy. “Communities In Schools of the Midlands is caring for our children in need, just as they have for more than three decades, and we are particularly grateful for the work they continue to do during this unprecedented time.”

To learn more about Communities In Schools COVID-19 response efforts visit


About Nephron Pharmaceuticals 

A West Columbia, S.C.-based company, Nephron develops and produces safe, affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products, including those used to treat severe respiratory distress symptoms associated with COVID-19. The company also operates an industry-leading 503B Outsourcing Facility division which produces pre-filled sterile syringes and IV bags for hospitals across America, in an effort to alleviate their drug shortage needs. Nephron fills the needs of patients and health care professionals as they arise nationwide, and recently opened a CLIA-certified diagnostics lab.

About Communities in Schools of the Midlands

Communities In Schools of the Midlands is a part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help students succeed in school and achieve in life. The program provides supports to seven schools within Lexington and Richland Counties and the South Carolina Juvenile Justice Department serving nearly 3,000 young people and families each year. Based directly inside of schools throughout the Midlands, Communities In Schools of the Midlands connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. Learn more about Communities In Schools of the Midlands at