AXA Scholarship Winners

Portland, OR- AXA Advisors, LLC announced the following student and their high school will receive $10,000 as winners of the 2017 AXA Achievementsm  Community Award:











Michael Ioffe, Lincoln High School


I am the founder and Executive Director of TILE, a nonprofit which operates free and accessible monthly lecture circuits for students interested in innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Our events feature notable local business leaders and serve as valuable educational resources for attendees, who draw from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. For many, this is their first career-related event. TILE has 30 locations in nine countries, and is currently adding one new location a week.


Portland, OR — AXA Advisors, LLC announced the following students and their high school will each receive $2,500 as winners of the 2017 AXA Achievementsm Community Award:

Britteny Eng, Tigard, Tigard High School

During my junior year in high school, I became the coach of my high school's first Special Olympics Unified soccer team. This was our first sports team made of individuals with and without disabilities. I led thirty students from special ed and general ed to work together on and off the field and compete against other Unified soccer teams. Through my team, I helped the school see the misconceptions of those with special needs and to rally behind the success and abilities of its students.




Jared Murlat, Tigard, Tigard High School

In September of 2015 I completed my Eagle Scout Project. After over a year of searching, planning, fund raising, and building, the process was complete. The project provided a custom composting system, a tool rack, and four garden beds for a local community garden. These improvements will help the garden feed the needy in the local community.




























Kacy Childress, Gresham, Gresham High School

There are countless homeless people in the city of Portland, along with the rest of the nation, that don't own any socks. These people face the prospect of developing frostbite, dangerous infections, and skin irritations. In addition, they suffer from social embarrassment without this basic necessity, which is the least-donated article of clothing to shelters. I facilitated a school-wide sock drive, raising a total of 1600 pairs of socks, over a span of two years, to benefit the homeless.


The AXA Achievement Community Award helps families take small, manageable steps toward higher education and educators and their schools take small, manageable steps toward future success. Every AXA Advisors office nationwide distributes awards to graduating high school seniors and schools in their local area.

“The Portland branch has a long history of community involvement.  We’re proud to provide information and support to help students and parents take the next step to college and to honor their educators and schools as essential to their success,” commented Amy Schlager, West Region Executive Vice President.  “AXA Advisors is about investments and we consider these scholarships an investment in these students and in our community.”

The AXA Achievement Community Award is one of AXA’s scholarships in the larger AXA Achievement program. Through AXA Achievement, AXA is one of the nation’s largest corporate providers of scholarships — awarding more than $1.4 million a year — and a comprehensive resource for information to help families plan for college. Winners — known as AXA Achievers — are graduating high school seniors who demonstrate ambition, determination to set and reach goals, and the ability to succeed in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a program of Scholarship America®, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit private sector and educational support organizations.


Funded by the AXA Foundation, the director of AXA’s philanthropic and volunteer activities, AXA Achievement was established to address the financial barriers faced by college-bound high school students. Another component of the AXA Foundation’s scholarship program is the highly successful AXA Achievementsm Scholarship, which awards $670,000 in scholarships annually. Since the program began in 2003, AXA Achievement has awarded over $25 million in college scholarships to more than 6,000 students.


The AXA Advisors Portland branch is located at One SW Columbia St., Suite 1550 Portland, OR  97258. For more information on AXA Advisors, visit


Financial services available to individuals and business owners through AXA Advisors, LLC include: strategies and products for financial protection and investments; asset allocation, college, retirement, business and estate planning strategies; life insurance, annuity and investment products, including mutual funds.  Securities products are offered through AXA Advisors, LLC, NY, NY, member FINRA, SIPC, 10104 (212) 314-4600. Insurance and annuity products are available through an affiliate, AXA Network, LLC and its subsidiaries.


About AXA Foundation

The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC, the retail distribution subsidiary of AXA. The Foundation directs the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the quality of life in communities across the United States where AXA has a presence.  The Foundation’s multifaceted signature program, AXA Achievement, supports the company’s strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility and AXA Group’s flagship theme of “Risk Research and Education,” by providing America’s youth with access and advice to help them succeed in college and beyond.   Since its inception, AXA Achievement has awarded over $25 million in college scholarships to more than 6,000 students, known as AXA Achievers. 

For more information go to or AXA's Facebook page.


About AXA

“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insuranceannuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.


AXA S.A. is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 59 countries as of Dec. 31, 2014. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 2015.


The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit



Young Kim-Mitowski, 503-243-4314



Jennifer Recine, 212-314-2009




GE 112007c(02/16)(Exp.02/18)