The Walton Award

The George & Dorothy Walton award is presented annually to an Augusta-area couple who exemplifies the legacy and values of George and Dorothy Walton. The award recognizes a lifestyle of community service, selflessness, hospitality, courage, and devotion.

The winning couple invited to choose a 501(c)(3) organization based in the CSRA to receive a substantial monetary donation given in their honor.


George & Dorothy Walton were a couple of the American Revolution whose relentless efforts and generous service left a lasting mark on the state of Georgia and the Central Savannah River Region.


They were life-long public servants who humbly served their community, seeking no recognition or praise.


Presented annually, this award honors a couple who exemplifies the legacy and values of George & Dorothy Walton. 


Important points

  • The candidates must be a living, married couple (or at least one surviving spouse).
  • Both husband and wife must have a record of community service not necessarily with the same organization.
  • The couple (or surviving spouse) must reside in Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, or Aiken counties.
  • The couple’s community service must benefit more than one CSRA organization or cause.

Complete and submit this Nomination Form. 

  • Paper submissions are accepted and blank nomination forms may be requested by emailing [email protected].
  • The nominator must be familiar with the nominees’ service. If the nominees are selected to receive the award, they may receive a copy of the nomination application.

IMPORTANT: Include supplements by emailing [email protected] after submitting this form. (not required, but strongly encouraged):

  • Letters of endorsement from individuals who are familiar with the couple and their service
  • Photos, news clippings or video that illustrate the couples’ community service

Submit the completed nomination application by October 31st 

  • online using this form (preferred)
  • via Email to [email protected] (email to request PDF fillable form)
  • via Postal Mail (email to request a paper form)
    • Walton Award Committee, C/O AP Wealth Management, LLC, 1100 Frazier Drive, Augusta, GA 30909
  • The form should be completed in ONE sitting. If you navigate away from the form before finishing, your work will be lost. 
  • You may make changes to the form after it is submitted until October 31st. (Save the link provided upon completion for editing purposes, if needed).
  • REMEMBER: The more information you submit, the more easily the committee can make a decision. Submit supplemental info (articles, letters of recommendation, video, news clippings, photos, etc.) to help tell the couple’s story of community service. 
  • You may nominate a couple of whom one spouse is deceased. 
  • Email: [email protected] if you have any questions about the form or the award.

Learn more about each Walton Award recipient by visiting our Blog.

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