Below is a 2011 article published in The Augusta Chronicle about the twenty-one charities in the CSRA which received funds that year at a special meeting of the Augusta Exchange Club.
Each recipient organization took time to thank the Exchange Club and the other Sponsors of the Georgia-Carolina State Fair for what they received, and each recipient told the audience how the funds would be used. This is just one way in which the Fair has been able, as the founding president of the Club stated, “to accomplish something worthwhile for our city, our state, and our country…. We want to help the boys and girls of Augusta and the delinquent and neglected child.”
The Augusta Exchange Club awarded more than $120,000 Thursday to 27 local nonprofits. The money was proceeds from the 2011 Georgia-Carolina State Fair and the Augusta Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which was held in March.