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The Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

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St. Pat's Festival

Come join the continually growing and improving St. Pat's in Five Points Festival every March. Be ready to live the luck of the Irish at this celebration that welcomes over 40,000 people to the eclectic Five Points business district in Columbia, SC every year.

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Columbia's Village

This bustling area has never lost its historical charm and appeal. Throughout its evolution, this City Village has remained focused on charm and flavor, consistently striving to provide diversity, culture and class that only a community that cares about its visitors can provide.

Board of Directors



  • Kathryn Fenner
  • President
  • Kelly Tabor
  • Vice President
  • Tim Smith
  • Treasurer
  • Amy Beth Franks
  • Secretary
  • Bruce DuBose
  • Andy Marion
  • Dennis Hiltner
  • Kelly Glynn

Charities



  • 1st Nazareth Baptist Church Boy Scouts
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • AUSA
  • Bethlehem Community Center
  • Capital City Shag Club
  • Carolina Wrecking Balls
  • City Year Columbia
  • Columbia Children’s Theatre
  • Columbia Crossroads
  • Columbia Olde Grey Rugby
  • Columbia Quad Squad
  • Columbia Starlings Volleyball
  • Columbia Women’s Rugby
  • DACS, Inc.
  • Double Dutch Forces
  • Dreher Band Booster Club
  • Happy Wheels
  • Impact Carolina
  • Junior Women’s Club of Columbia
  • Moving Youth Forward
  • Palmetto Health Foundation
  • Prosperity Project
  • SC Equality
  • SC Pride
  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
  • Sierra Club
  • Sister Care, Inc.
  • Sustainable Midlands
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • USC Upward Bound
  • Venture Crew 312
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • WJ Keenan PTSA
  • Zion Pilgrom Baptist Step Team
  • Zion Pilgrim Baptist Ushers

33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points Donates $50,000



COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 21, 2015) – On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the Five Points Foundation awarded $53,500 to 36 charities and non-profit organizations in the midlands from revenue generated from the 33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points.

The St. Pat’s Committee is proud to share that this year’s festival saw great success, welcoming close to 30,000 patrons into Columbia’s oldest entertainment district to celebrate all things Irish. The continued success of St. Pat’s in Five Points has allowed for nearly $1 million to benefit local charities over the celebration’s 33 year history.

St. Pat’s in Five Points is one of Columbia’s signature events. The festival creates a $6 million economic impact on the city of Columbia each year. The Five Points Association is able to function productively and actively through the year due to the net proceeds of the event. Funds are used for beautification projects, security cameras, marketing and promotions and organizing and hosting free events for the community.

About the Five Points Foundation:
The Five Points Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to community improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

For more information about the 33rd St. Pat's in Five Points, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.


28th Annual Chili Cook-Off Proceeds Donated to Charity



COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 12, 2015) – The 28th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points was a huge success. With over 45 cooking teams and 50 chilis offered to patrons, the event attracted over 4,000 people on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Today, members of the Chili Cook-Off planning committee were able to donate the event’s proceeds in the amount of $12,698.46 to Camp Kemo.

The Chili Cook-Off would not have been possible without the generous support of businesses across the midlands, including: Shock Top, Bi-Lo, Banfi Vinters, University Oaks, Garnet Riverwalk, South Carolina Education Lottery, California Dreaming, City of Columbia, McDaniel's Automotive, Nicky's Pizza, King Arthur Flour, Pawley's Front Porch, Rosewood Market, Cold Stone Creamery, Group Therapy, 92.1 The Palm, ColaDaily.com, 94.3 The Dude, and Elite Framing. The Five Points Foundation looks forward to the 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off coming this fall and will begin planning this summer.

Back Row:
Jaime Lomas (Event Chef Manager), Ed Atkinson (Cold Stone Creamery), Bobby Redfern (1st Place Overall Wining Team – Blazing Saddles), Bruce Crouch (Event Production Manager), Scott Fleming (Group Therapy), Tommy Brown (Event Security), Jon Sears (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Keith Johnson (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Kelly Tabor (Foundation Board Member).

Front Row:
Denise Stahl (Foundation Treasurer), Alyssa Lomas, Kelly Glynn (Event Collections Manager), Jessica Smoake (Children’s Hospital Development Coordinator), Priscilla Young (Children’s Hospital Development Director), Amy Beth Franks (Chair of Chili Cook-Off & Five Points Association Executive Director), Lauren Strickland (Five Points Association).


About Camp Kemo:
A cherished program for young patients and their siblings since 1980, Camp Kemo is a weeklong summer camp for patients with cancer, ages 5-18, and their siblings. Staffed by Palmetto Health physicians, nurses and volunteers, Camp Kemo allows campers to swim, boat, hike and be kids. The fun times at Camp Kemo lay important groundwork for future treatment as participants learn to trust, respect and relate to one another. Camp Kemo is completely funded by community donations.

About the Five Points Foundation:
The Five Points Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to community improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.

For more information about the Chili Cook-Off in Five Points, please visit www.FivePointsColumbia.com.

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