Torchbearers Celebrates 15 Years

Torchbearers marked its 15th year as an organization during our anniversary celebration, held February 22 at Tangier. Presented by Square One Engineering, nearly 300 community leaders, friends of Torchbearers, members and alumni joined us for this year’s signature event. Thank you to all of you who have supported Torchbearers over the last 15 years, personally […]

Thank you and best wishes, Mark Scheffler!

“There’s a defining element of Akron leadership that sets us apart from other places, and it’s one that both Torchbearers and Leadership Akron help to create. More than anywhere else that I know, leaders in Akron seem to be as interested in developing others as they are in advancing their own success.” – Mark Scheffler […]

Recruitment Begins for Torchbearers Class of 2019

All prospective members of the Torchbearers Class of 2019 are encouraged to attend the 9th Annual Recruitment Mixer on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Northside Marketplace in Akron. This event is a great opportunity for emerging leaders in our community to learn about the Torchbearers organization and how to get more involved in […]

Thank you and farewell, Michael Wilson!

At the beginning of his 2017 Torchbearers presidency, Michael Wilson wrote an open letter inviting the community to learn about the recent initiatives and successes of Torchbearers, to get to know the diverse membership we have, and to watch us grow as a team through shared experiences that our organization provided. Under Michael’s leadership, Torchbearers […]

Save the Date for our 15th Anniversary Celebration

Torchbearers will host an event to celebrate our 15th anniversary Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at The Tangier, 532 West Market Street, Akron. This public event is open to all members of the Greater Akron community. In addition to a state-of-the-organization address and seated dinner, we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will recognize Phil […]

Torchbearers log more than 2700 volunteer hours in 2017

As the year is coming to an end, Torchbearers this year were busy! In 2017, Torchbearers volunteered their time for a total of 2,796 hours. A variety of places were represented, as mentioned below. ACCESS Race to a New Start 5k and Jewelry Box ADM Recovery Challenge 5K Akron Children’s Hospital Have a Heart Radiothon […]

Torchbearers announces Class of 2018

After thoughtful consideration, 40 of Greater Akron’s emerging leaders have been selected from an exceptionally competitive field to join Torchbearers in 2018. Applicants endured a detailed process to be considered for membership including a written application as well as an interview by three current members of Torchbearers. The entire process, which was led by the […]