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March 27, 2024

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Axel Adams Foundation honors 'unsung heroes' during annual scholarship gala

by Bianca Moorman of Post and Courier North Augusta/The Star

Several local people were honored for their service to the community at a scholarship gala.

“We try to acknowledge a lot of those people for their work, and a lot of the time these are unsung heroes,” said Axel Adams, founder of the Axel Adams Foundation.

The Axel Adams Foundation held its seventh annual scholarship gala March 23 at the North Augusta Community Center to raise funds for scholarships for local students.

May 16, 2019

Luncheon organized by Axel Adams Foundation recognizes senior citizens for their contributions

by Dede Biles of Aiken Standard

NEW ELLENTON — With an enthusiastic speech and a big smile, the founder and president of the Axel Adams Foundation kicked off the organization’s second Senior Citizen’s Luncheon on Thursday at the New Ellenton Community Center.



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March 19, 2018

Community leaders honored at annual Axel Adams Gala

by Robert Magobet of Aiken Standard

Dozens of Aiken County’s community members decked out in their finest black-tie formal wear and gowns paid homage to those who make a difference locally and raised money for academic scholarships.

Held at the North Augusta Community Center on Saturday evening, the fourth annual Axel Adams Scholarship Gala honored seven community leaders for their exceptional work, leadership and charitable activities.


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March 17, 2018

Aiken area provides scholarships to students for further education

by Devin Johnson of WJBF News Channel 6

A local scholarship gala helps to honor local trailblazers and students who want to further their education. 

The Axel Adams Foundation held its 4th annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday in North Augusta. The event features high-profile people in the CSRA by honoring them for their work locally.

The evening also gives scholarships to students to help them advance their careers. Five students received scholarships. 


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June 24, 2017

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AAF Presents Aiken County graduates scholarships at luncheon

by Christina Cleveland of Aiken Standard

The Axel Adams Foundation has awarded scholarships to five recent Aiken County high school graduates bound for college this fall. 

The scholarships were presented during a luncheon held at the Citizens Park Conference Center in Aiken on Saturday. The brief program was designed to show the students, along with their families and loved ones, they are appreciated and supported, organizers said. 


January 31, 2017

New Ellenton native wins President's Lifetime Achievement Award

by Dede Biles of Aiken Standard

Axel Adams, a native of New Ellenton, was among the winners of the 2016 President’s Lifetime Achievement Awards recognized at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Atlanta late last year.


Adams and his fellow honorees each had completed 4,000 or more hours of volunteer service.


March 20, 2016

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Area leaders honored at scholarship gala event

by Dan Brown of Aiken Standard

"Many of Aiken County’s movers and shakers came outfitted in their finest evening gowns and black tie formal wear to honor local community leaders and raise money for academic scholarships at a red carpet VIP reception and gala Saturday."


March 23, 2015

Gala gives back, honors influential residents

by Derrek Asberry of North Augusta Star

"Some of the most influential people across Aiken County and the rest of the CSRA put on their A-list attire for a night so spirited it reduced many to tears, including S.C. Rep. Bill Clyburn, D-Aiken."

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March 24, 2014

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Axel Adams honored for accomplishments

by Derrek Asberry of Aiken Standard

"AUGUSTA — Hundreds of South Carolina and Georgia residents gathered in Augusta on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishments of Axel Adams – a New Ellenton native who has accomplished a great deal for the local community and beyond."

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