Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam
The Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam Foundation formerly named the Dorimell Borders Axam Foundation is the sponsorship component for Dancical Productions, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit arts organization now in existence for 33 years. George and Dorimell served as philanthropists to the non-profit organization Dancical Productions, Inc. the parent organization to Total Dance.
On August 30, 2018, Mr. George W. Axam would have been 93 years old. In his memory, we are adding his name to our foundation. Under the Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam Foundation, we support an environment for youth and adults to realize their dreams and reach their full potential in dance, cultural arts and barbering education.
The arts can make a difference in the quality of one’s life. Their time, energy, hard work and a wide array of support mechanisms have helped to cultivate the artistic side of individuals at Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. It is our goal to continue our tradition and commitment to excellence, we humbly request your support.
LOVE, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY
In 1949, George W. Axam married Dorimell Borders. They raised six children with a belief and commitment in love, family and community. Their children include: Attorney, Tony L. Axam, Cultural Artist and Director, Terrie A. Axam, Doctor of Dentistry, Gailya Axam, Hartsfield Jackson Airport Manager, Chermaine Axam-Wilkins, Entrepreneur, George Andre Axam, and Artist/Director/Educator, H. Dawn Axam-Hocker.
In 1993, George and Dorimell were recognized as “Special Honorees” for family values by the Turner Broadcasting Trumpet Awards. They contributed to the positive development of their 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and more.
Dorimell Borders Axam, niece to Rev. Dr. William Holmes Borders Sr., was an outstanding person, singer, dancer, costume designer and seamstress. She served as CFO and Customer Service Representative for Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. She spent countless Saturdays at the studio cooking meals and mentoring students, family and friends.
George W. Axam stayed true to the couple’s belief in kindness and generosity by mentoring and providing employment, training and licensing to young barbers. He was a father figure for the Castleberry Hills community for 70 years. In 2011. The Atlanta Journal Constitution recognized George W. Axam as the oldest known African-American barber in Atlanta.
The Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam Foundation has been created to continue their legacy of service and giving in dance, cultural arts education and barbering.