Vision 2017: Looking back
On June 15, we held the Vision Awards, our signature Pride gala, where 300 guests celebrated and supported our work of mobilizing resources for the LGBTQ community. Vision featured a rooftop cocktail reception with music by DJ Olivia Dope, fine dining, the marquee awards, and of course a few surprises.
Global leader in LGBTQ inclusion and philanthropy
Entertainer, TV personality, and trans trailblazer
Tony-winning performer, singer, actor, and advocate
Leading legal service provider for LGBTQ youth
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Vision is our most important event, raising funds to support upwards of $750K in grants and programs. Attendees ensure our financial success, grow awareness of our work, and become part of our nearly 30-year legacy of caring for the LGBTQ community.
The Vision Awards attracts a diverse crowd, from business and political leaders, activists, service providers, and philanthropists, to social media influencers, celebs, and icons in arts and entertainment.
In 2016, the Vision Awards were covered by NBC News, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, The Advocate, TIME, and Slate, and reached 681K people on Facebook, 12.8M people on Twitter, and 252K people on Instagram.
Special thanks to
Neill Coleman & Danny Stephens
Jason Davidson & Ricky Ewell
Jeff Levin & Andrew Goffe
Ben Wyskida & Nico Muhly
Steve Houck & Fred Ohm
Daniel Padnos & Dexter Phillip
Jarrett Hill is an award-winning journalist and host of the popular NBCBLK show, Back2Reality. Hill is known for breaking the Michelle Obama / Melania Trump RNC plagiarism story and his work as a Correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter and Contributor to The New York Times.
Past Years at Vision
In recent years, many well-known figures have graced the Vision stage, including: Bevy Smith, Cyndi Lauper, Dustin Lance Black, Fantasia Barrino, Fran Drescher, Geena Rocero, Isaac Mizrahi, Janet Mock, Jason Collins, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Kehinde Wiley, Lee Daniels, Mitchell Gold, Ronan Farrow, Selenis Leyva, and Tony Kushner.