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:
Loree D. Jones Brown
Innovation Award for Community Impact
Senator Vincent J. Hughes
Senate District 7, Pennsylvania State Senate
Innovation Award for Community Advocacy
CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition
Innovation for Community Advancement
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.
Contemporary Gospel Artist & Comedian
Stay tuned for more information on this year's celebration.
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.