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Voices of Hope: A Celebration of Black Excellence Powered by TD Bank

Poster for Voices of Hope: A Celebration of Black Excellence

The Mann is thrilled to announce that Voices of Hope: A Celebration of Black Excellence Powered by TD Bank will return to our stage for a free in-person event on June 18, 2023! This annual celebration honors Philadelphia trailblazers who embody a culture of compassion and positive change. This year, we will be honoring four inspirational Philadelphians:

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Loree D. Jones Brown
CEO, Philabundance
Innovation Award for Community Impact

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Senator Vincent J. Hughes
Senate District 7, Pennsylvania State Senate
Innovation Award for Community Advocacy

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Sharmain Matlock-Turner
CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition
Innovation for Community Advancement

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Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller
Senior Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Innovation Award for Inspirational Excellence

The evening will also have various performances curated by Philadelphia's own Chill Moody. Not only did Chill Moody perform at last year's Voice of Hope celebration, but he is also the Mann’s first-ever Community Artist-In-Residence. In this role, Moody serves as a guest and contributor to many of the organization’s education programs, sharing his style, creative spirit, and industry experiences directly with Philadelphia’s youth. 

The emcee for the evening will be contemporary gospel artist and comedian, Jermaine Dolly. In addition to hosting, Jermaine will be performing at the ceremony as well as justmadnice, Mare, and Studio Wednesday House Band.

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Jermaine Dolly
Contemporary Gospel Artist & Comedian
Event Host

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Voices of Hope is a free event open to the public, providing open access to music and inspiration. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and does not guarantee entry. 

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