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.

 

2017 Honorees

 

American Express

Global leader in LGBTQ inclusion and philanthropy

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Miss Peppermint

Entertainer, TV personality, and trans trailblazer

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Billy Porter

Tony-winning performer, singer, actor, and advocate

PCYP

Leading legal service provider for LGBTQ youth

 
 

Help host Vision 2018

 

Do you want to help us build awareness and raise money for Vision 2018? Send us an email and we can discuss the best way for you to be involved.

 

Impact

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.

Audience

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.

Exposure

The Vision Awards have been covered by NBC News, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, The Advocate, and TIME, reaching upwards of 681K people on Facebook, 12.8M people on Twitter, and 252K people on Instagram.

 

Our Sponsors


Bar Sponsor

 

Special thanks to

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Benefactors

Neill Coleman & Danny Stephens
Jason Davidson & Ricky Ewell
Jayson Jarushewsky


Patrons

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Jeff Levin & Andrew Goffe
Ben Wyskida & Nico Muhly


Partners

David Beatty
Steve Houck & Fred Ohm
Dante Mastri
Daniel Padnos & Dexter Phillip

2017 Emcee


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Jarrett Hill

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.