The Essence of Humanity Award honors those who inspire the best in all of us, through the giving of the award itself and also by elevating the stories of these role models in our communities. The award is presented by participating organizations in collaboration with the Essence of Humanity program’s steering committee, which evaluates the nominations. For more information, contact Robin Stauffer, Executive Director, at 717-293-4498 or RStauffer@high.net.
The Essence of Humanity Award is presented to
1. Individuals who have overcome challenges through adversity or obstacles involving economic hardship, physical disabilities, physical and/or mental illness, etc.
2. Caregivers who have exhibited the values we seek to recognize in delivering special care for those individuals described in item 1 above. These individuals may be a parent, extended family member, coach, teacher, mentor, guidance counselor, neighbor, benefactor, etc.
The selection of the Award winner in each of the categories above will be made by a Steering Committee in the local area, based on the criteria cited. Each nomination will be considered on its own merit and in relation to other nominations submitted.
The values this program has established as those it seeks to recognize include, but are not limited to:
If you are interested in supporting the Essence of Humanity Award program with a tax-deductible donation, we thank you in advance for your generosity. Your donation may be sent to:
Essence of Humanity Award
c/o Ms. Robin D. Stauffer
P. O. Box 10008
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17605-0008
Michael Newsome, Chair
Senior V.P. and Controller
The Wolf Organization, Inc.
Founder / Principal PR consultant
Laura Duran & Associates LLC
Morefield Communications, Inc.
Craig J. Schwartz
Tri-Starr Services of Pa., Inc.
United Way of Lancaster County
Christy S. Renjilian
Senior Director of Community Initiatives
United Way of York County
Robin Stauffer, Executive Director
The High Companies
S. Dale High
The High Companies
Harrisburg Area Steering Committee
Craig J. Schwartz, Chair
Marion C. Alexander, Vice-Chair
E. Garrett “Garry” Brinton
Joseph M. Capita
Shelly S. Karsnitz
Beth A. Peiffer
David B. Skerpon
Lancaster Steering Committee
Robin Stauffer, Chair
York County Steering Committee
Christy J. Renjilian, Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster
Crispus Attucks Community Center
Spanish American Civic Association
School District of Lancaster
United Disabilities Services
Bell Socialization Services, Inc.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lutheran Social Services
Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover and Spring Grove
Harrisburg School District
Central PA Food Bank