Everyday heroes in your community serving as an inspiration to the people whose lives they touch — this is the heart and soul of the Essence of Humanity Award.

Essence of Humanity Award celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Essence of Humanity Award Program celebrates its 10th anniversary during 2011. So far 85 individuals across Central Pennsylvania have received the award. Many of their stories are posted on the Essence of Humanity website, and broadcast news stories can be viewed on WHTM 27’s website.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating 10 years and dozens of truly remarkable heroes we’ve been able to honor during that time,” said executive director Robin Stauffer. “Our mission has been to recognize these inspiring role models and raise up their stories, and it continues to be a privilege to do so,” she said.

The Essence of Humanity Award recognizes individuals who, beyond the requirements of their work, demonstrate remarkable human qualities including courage, love, strength, determination, and persistence when dealing with adversity.

More about Essence of Humanity

The Essence of Humanity Award honors those who inspire the best in all of us, through the presentation of the award and also by elevating the narratives of the recipients. The program began in 2001 when business and community leaders in South-Central Pennsylvania established the award. 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 visit the website at www.essenceofhumanity.org.