AkRun & Play: 5K and Park East Celebration

You’re invited to join Torchbearers for the 13th and final AkRun 5k as we run/walk along the scenic Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail on Sept. 21, 2019. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Spaghetti Warehouse. The race kicks off at 11 a.m. and will finish with a family friendly celebration at Park East, marking […]

Mark Your Calendars

Update your planner, synchronize Siri™, or set your schedule! These are important TB events we would love for you to share!   TB Class of 2020 Applications Close Soon (June 30, 2019) Torchbearers exists to ignite changemakers who seek to shape the greater Summit County community. Complete this application if you are a young professional […]

Remembering the Shift Akron Experience

On May 7, 2019, Leadership Akron along with Torchbearers held an interactive workshop designed to include local leaders in discussions surrounding change in Akron over the next decade. Torchbearers that were on the planning committee were Vish Bhatt (Co-Chair) and Andre Campbell. As a follow up, we sat down with Torchbearers events co-chair, Alicia Robinson […]

Torchbearers hold a Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

The Torchbearers Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Taskforce held a 6-hr workshop on March 31st facilitated by Daniel Juday. Mr. Juday’s Columbus-based business, Daniel Juday LLC, specializes in facilitating conversations that mitigate bias, grow connections, and help organizations build sustainable inclusion. Daniel is a certified Diversity Professional through the National Diversity Council, and a former Director […]

Torchbearers Help Make ASPIRE! Event a Success

On March 30, 2019, hundreds of philanthropists arrived at the St. George Fellowship Center, eager to do whatever they could to help the Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve (BGCWR) at their annual ASPIRE! fundraising event. Over a dozen Torchbearers members showed up to volunteer, excited to help out with the night’s many […]

TB2PIT: Stories from the Trip

Torchbearers recently embarked on a trip to Pittsburgh to discover how changemakers were working to improve the state of their community.  We asked some of our fellow Torchbearer members to share their experiences! Here are some of their stories: Tyisha Riley, RN We visited the Pittsburgh Project which is a great idea that could be […]

Calendar Check

10th Annual Torchbearers Recruitment Mixer April 11, 2019 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Duck Club at Canal Park, 300 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308 Hosted by Torchbearers, this event is a great opportunity for young professionals in the Summit County area to learn about the Torchbearers organization and how to get more involved in the […]

A Peek into the Park East Project

View video on YouTube There’s one project that is on the minds of all Torchbearers for 2019, and that’s Park East. The project is the culmination of the organization’s spirit towards activating change in the greater Akron area. Throughout the life of the project, Torchbearers members will be working with residents of the Park East […]

Torchbearers Celebrates 16 Years of Igniting Change

View video on YouTube Torchbearers welcomed nearly 300 community members to The Tangier on Thursday, February 21st for a sold-out dinner to celebrate its 16th Annual Anniversary. Torchbearers President Samantha Coldwell offered an update on the organization’s accomplishments over the past sixteen years. She noted the impacts alumni and active members have made through collaborations […]

Torchbearers Welcomes Class of 2019

On January 18th and 19th, Torchbearers hosted their opening retreat to welcome the Class of 2019 and returning members to a new year. This annual two-day retreat acquaints new and returning members to each other, their leaders, and the vision of the organization as a whole. Over the snow touched weekend, they focused on instilling […]