Since 1986, the Axel W. Carlson Award has been a tribute to the unsung heroes of our community. These individuals have made significant contributions through their efforts while neither receiving nor expecting reward or recognition. Recipients receive a small plaque acknowledging their commitment, in addition to a check for $1,000 as a way of saying thanks for their good deeds. A $500 check is also awarded to the charity of the recipient's choice.
The award's namesake was a quiet, unassuming Swedish immigrant to Jamestown who, upon his death, established a number of funds at the Community Foundation. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please download the Axel W. Carlson Award application and instructions. Nominations for the Axel Carlson Award are due by March 1st.