Author Archives: TB Admin

Become a 2019 Torchbearers Sponsor

Dear friends, please consider supporting Torchbearers as we continue our mission of enhancing greater Akron. Each year, our organization focuses on developing upcoming leaders, supporting large community initiatives, and contributing thousands of hours of volunteer service to local nonprofits. Connect with us and showcase your brand to hundreds of Akronites. As a Torchbearers 2019 sponsor, […]

TB2CLE: Torchbearers take a road trip to Cleveland

This past August, a group of Torchbearers drove north to Cleveland to learn about the revitalization efforts taking place in the downtown and surrounding areas. Similar trips have been taken in the past to Detroit, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Cincinnati. #TB2CLE began with a mixer with the Cleveland 20/30 club in the Flats with a Torchbearers […]

Torchbearers Announces Class of 2019

After thoughtful consideration, 40 of greater Akron’s emerging leaders have been selected from an exceptionally competitive field to join Torchbearers in 2019. Applicants completed a detailed process to be considered for membership, including completion of a written application and an interview with current Torchbearers members. The entire process spanned three months and culminated with a […]

Community draws together at 12th annual AkRun & Crawl

Torchbearers hosted its 12th annual AkRun & Crawl 5k race on June 9 along the scenic Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath in Merriman Valley. TB shook things up this year – the race took place in the morning, a yoga class was offered simultaneously for the non-runners who support us, and the post-race event was […]

Entrepreneur Express opens eyes and minds to local businesses

Born from Torchbearers’ 2017 Activate Akron conversations within community impact, the Entrepreneurship Express rolled out on April 27th. 30 Torchbearers loaded onto the downtown trolley for a tour highlighting entrepreneurship in Akron. The tour was hosted by Heather Roszczyk, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advocate for the City of Akron Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. The first […]

Torchbearers welcomes donations to endowment to support strategic plan

At the 15th Anniversary Celebration earlier this year, Torchbearers announced a comprehensive two-year strategic plan. This strategic plan set forth a vision to enhance the opportunities that Torchbearers makes available to emerging leaders in the community, while laying out a path to shape the nonprofit into the type of organization it hopes to become. To […]