Vision 2018

The 2018 Vision Awards will be held on Thursday, June 14 at Tribeca Rooftop. Our signature Pride gala, Vision welcomes over 300 guests to celebrate and support our work of mobilizing resources for the LGBTQ community. Vision features a rooftop cocktail reception with live music, fine dining, the marquee awards, and of course a few surprises.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2018 honorees!


2017 Honorees


American Express

Global leader in LGBTQ inclusion and philanthropy


Miss Peppermint

Entertainer, TV personality, and trans trailblazer


Billy Porter

Tony-winning performer, singer, actor, and advocate


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.



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.


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


Past Sponsors

Bar Sponsor


Special thanks to



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



Jeff Levin & Andrew Goffe
Ben Wyskida & Nico Muhly


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

2017 Emcee


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.