2024 Torch Awards Ceremony

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg presents its 2024 Torch Awards on May 22nd at Harrisburg University.  Each year, we honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated the highest ideals of tolerance, appreciation of diverse cultures, peoples, languages, and lands and promotes global understanding. Their high achievements in advancing civil rights and overcoming obstacles of intolerance and bigotry are an inspiration for our community and worthy of our acknowledgment and honor.

2024 Torch Awardees:

Al Schmidt – Secretary of the Commonwealth
Black Pastors United for Education
Bridget M. Whitley, Esq. – Dauphin County Clerk of Courts
Capital Area Music Association
Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning
Dr. Mireille Rebeiz – Professor, Dickinson College
Gary Blumenthal – InVision Human Services
Justice and Equity Center with MidPenn Legal Services
Pennsylvania Prison Society
Tika Ram Dhungana – President, Shree Vaishnav Parishad Harrisburg
The Wednesday Club

*WACH Ambassador level board members will also be honored

The event is finished.



May 22 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101